One year ago, as remote work became a quick necessity, teams were delighted with the prospect of greeting their colleagues’ pets and getting a sneak peak into home offices. We were introduced to the magic of Zoom.
Today, a year later, Zoom has become synonymous with work in many industries, and, as a result, the line between home and work has become increasingly blurred.
Fast forward, and the office life is likely to be a hybrid of remote and in-person activity. For many companies, it will include rotating staff to maintain safety protocols, and the continuation of flexible work environments and cyber connectivity.
The challenge of all of this? How can a business replicate the feeling and collaborative work that once happened around conference rooms and then virtual meetings to accommodate those who are in the office AND those still remote? The prospect of returning to the office to continue to conduct business with the Brady Bunch view of colleagues on Zoom who are now both in your building and remote seems less than ideal.
The solution: Zoom Room. If your business has already adjusted to Zoom as a meeting platform, a smooth transition to hybrid meetings is on the horizon. With minimal IT set up (your conference room likely already has HD video and audio), Zoom Room allows for those in the office to join a Zoom meeting together from a conference room. Those who are remote are able to join the meeting in the standard Zoom view and view the entire conference room, all with one click. Any standard Windows/ iOS / Android device (like an iPad) can serve as a Zoom Room controller, offering easy control, and content can stream from any mobile device or laptop.
Want to enhance your hybrid meetings even more? Add a second (or third) screen to allow a full presentation view on one screen, and attendee or speaker views on another. Zoom Phone can also integrate seamlessly, giving your team access to audio meetings by joining quickly through cloud-based calling from Ubers and airports with a single button.
Streamlining phone and video meetings through the system your team is already familiar with is cost effective and will serve as a simplified transition to a smart office with hybrid work. With the transition to Zoom Room, your business can maintain the flexibility employees need to work where they’re most productive, increase overall engagement, and provide your clients with an in-person meeting experience from afar. The innovation and adaptations forced upon us this year will propel your business into its next level.
If you need guidance setting up Zoom Rooms or training employees on the system, contact Cloudfast so we can assist you.