End users have to have very high expectations for how video collaboration tech will improve efficiency and pave the way for seamless meetings. But when collaboration technology fails, it has the opposite, productivity-halting effect.
Collaboration tech is one of the largest corporate product categories out there. So how come these horrifying examples of their use — like what you’re about to see in the slideshow — are so prevalent?
…And, yes, they are prevalent. Just take one look at AV Install Nightmares – a group devoted to chronicling the very worst in AV technology fails. It has over 55,000 members. There’s a new post every few minutes or so. That’s not a good sign!
Collaboration Tech Fails
Technology, in theory, empowers employees to work better. In today’s team-based offices, workplace collaboration integration us exploding in popularity as collaboration technology becomes more sophisticated.
But the examples in this slideshow don’t have any of that. It’s not even that they’re unsophisticated…all of them are downright ugly, and some of these attempts are even somewhat dangerous!
Click here to see the slideshow of collaboration tech fails (and perhaps what they should have done)
So we’ve also taken it upon ourselves to compare these collaboration technology fails with examples of much, much more successful collaboration integration projects.
Collaboration technology unifies every aspect of your communications with other people. For example, you know you spoke with a client and referenced a contract but you don’t know when or where.
One search can pull up all your communication with that person, whether that was through email, phone, video, instant messaging or chat.
As collaboration systems become more advanced, they become more integrated and provide a seamless approach to your communication needs, as explained in “The Technology Manager’s Guide: Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology.”
Learn how you can get the right technology for your company in “Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology.”