A Safe Return: Conference Room Improvement for Back to Office Working
After the events of 2020, and indeed, the first part of 2021, more and more people are slowly transitioning back to working full time at the office, swapping their PJs for formal wear.
Needless to say, as we return to work, there is a feeling of cautiousness due to the high number of people we’ll encounter, but life is slowly returning to normal and with a few tweaks here and there, we can not only return to work safely, we can also return to a more productive workplace as well.
Here’s a look at several video conference room improvement tips to help your business to level up.
Buy a good quality office chair
First and foremost, as is the case with any office, one of the most important pieces of furniture you will ever need to invest in is good.
If you’re looking to revamp your conference room and improve its aesthetics and functionality, something as seemingly basic as an office chair will work wonders.
When you purchase office chairs, don’t just focus on looks, make sure you go with an ergonomic design too as this is great for comfort and also for health in general as well. Purchase from a company with a reputation for making quality furniture, such as SOLOS who offers gems such as the SOLOS Premium Ergonomic Chair which is as fashionable as it is comfortable and functional.
Make sure your WIFI is up to scratch
One of the most underappreciated aspects of any video conference room is the WIFI connection, which is why it’s so important that you get yours right.
The who idea behind having a conference room is to communicate with clients/investors/partners etc from the comfort and safety of your own office, without having to travel to a meeting and be in the same room as other people. If your WIFI is slow, the video display will be pixelated and of poor quality, as will be the audio.
Before you commit to spending thousands on video conference room technology, first off make sure that your WIFI signal is strong enough to do the job. If not, consider investing in a signal booster, try moving your router, or try upgrading your internet and going with a super-fast provider instead.
With the ability to be assembled in either a left or a right-facing configuration, this is a great desk to add to any office.
Don’t cut corners with audio visual equipment
When it comes to a video conference room, audio-visual equipment is the star of the show so you need to make sure that you don’t cut corners.
SOLOS provides quality equipment such as the DTEN ON package, which provides a 4K multi-touch display, a smart 4K camera, whiteboarding and annotation, a 16-microphone array, and much more besides.
When you purchase your audio-visual equipment, you need to ensure that you can see and hear people clearly and that they can see and hear you too. This is why investing in good quality audiovisual equipment such as the
SOLOS DTEN ON package is so important. For less than $3,000 as well, it’s an enormous bargain.
Reduce that reverb
If you do happen to invest in top-quality audio visual equipment for your conference room, such as the SOLOS DTEN D7 75” Whiteboard, you need to make sure that your audio is just as sharp as your image. This is where it pays to reduce the reverb.
The acoustics of your conference room will play a huge part in determining how clear and pristine the sound is, which is why reverberation needs consideration. Reverberation time is the total amount of time it takes for sound to fade in a closed space.
Avoid bare walls, shiny surfaces, and reflective surfaces and instead consider investing in sound-absorbing materials and products as these can help to clear up your audio no end, while also enhancing the overall look and feel of your conference room as well.
Wireless technology is now becoming a part of modern life and when it comes to video conferencing, wireless connectivity is essential.
One of the most effective ways of enhancing the user-friendliness of your conference room is to simply employ plenty of techs that promote wireless connectivity. Look for software and apps which users can connect to wirelessly, perhaps via Bluetooth, so they can share and upload things wirelessly on various devices.
With smartphones, tablets, and laptops, etc now all utilizing wireless tech, having the ability to connect these devices to your audiovisual equipment at the touch of a button is very appealing. It’s also a great time saver as well, and in the business world, time is money.
Don’t sacrifice comfort for technology
While investing in the right technology is essential when designing a video conference room, the last thing you should do is sacrifice comfort for technology.
We’ve already looked at the importance of an ergonomic office chair such as the SOLOS V2 Premium Ergonomic Chair for comfort and practicality, but what else is there to consider? Well, standing desks are proving very popular for comfort and support, so why not opt for those?
Include plenty of comfortable seating options for employees, give them a space to enjoy a coffee and perhaps a bite to eat, and ensure that the furniture you invest in is comfortable and ergonomic, as this will create a much more pleasurable and positive working environment as well.