Small to medium-sized businesses in Canada operate in a highly competitive market. To be successful, it’s crucial that these companies invest in new technologies to improve efficiencies, minimize downtime, encourage workplace collaboration and offer a better experience to clients.
The audiovisual (AV) solutions that your company uses plays an important role in helping your organization to stand out from its competitors.
Yet the AV industry is an incredibly fast-paced sector. Technologies come and go, and your business must be able to adapt to ever-changing market demands. To stay on top, your company must invest into AV technologies wisely.
With that in mind, Genesis Integration has listed the four top workplace trends that are dictating the AV technologies that your business must invest in throughout 2020 and the coming years:
1 - Flexible workspaces are crucial if you want to keep staff members engaged
In today’s marketplace, there are more jobs advertised than there are candidates willing to apply. That’s because most industries are facing a serious shortage of skilled workers. In fact, a Manpower survey found that nearly half of global employers (45 percent) are experiencing difficulty filling open positions.
For that reason, your company must now implement new company culture strategies that position your business as an “employer of choice” - helping you to hire and retain the top talent in your sector. Creating a flexible working environment can help make this happen.
By introducing new audiovisual technologies and creating a digitally enhanced workplace, you can encourage your employees to collaborate with each other more. Increased collaboration leads to the flow of innovative ideas that drive business growth.
2 - We live in an increasingly visual world
Instagram, television, movies, photography, video games, digital marketing - what do they all have in common? They all engage their audience through a visual medium. We now live in a visual world. In fact, an infographic from Ethos3, claims that people retain 80 percent of what they see, but just 20 percent of what they read and only 10 percent of what they hear.
If you want to make a bigger impression on your current and existing clients and improve brand recognition, then you need to implement ways to make your company stand out visually. Digital signage in your office is a fantastic way to make your brand stand out, while also displaying an element of fun within your company.
3 - Stay connected to remote workers
Contingent workers now make up around 30 percent of the entire Canadian workforce, so it’s incredibly likely that your organization makes the most of these skilled workers. However, do you struggle to connect with these workers in an efficient and productive manner?
Just because these workers are not physically based in your office, doesn’t mean they can afford to be kept out of the loop. In fact, failing to keep remote workers updated on projects, assignments and current tasks will have dire consequences for your organization.
Thankfully, there’s a wide range of AV video collaboration technologies that can ensure your remote workers are constantly connected to your company - no matter where in the world they are.
4 - Meeting spaces are changing
While the large boardroom may still be important for how your business operates, meeting spaces have changed significantly over the past few years. Studies have found that smaller meeting spaces, such as huddle rooms, and breakout areas are more effective when it comes to encouraging collaboration among teams.
This emphasis on constant collaboration between smaller groups within your organization has given birth to a need for a wider range of AV technologies. Since breakout spaces will be used constantly by smaller teams in your company, meeting interfaces must now be user-friendly, easy to launch and efficient to set up and close down on a constant basis.
Are you looking for a professional AV partner?
Audiovisual solutions can help your business achieve its goals, while at the same time ensuring your employees are efficient, productive and effectively communicating within their teams.
Genesis has 30 years in designing unique, innovative AV solutions that help small, medium and large organizations achieve their goals. Want to learn more? Contact our team of technology experts today. We would love to answer any questions and design an AV plan that meets your company’s specific needs.