AV managed services integrator IVCi has some thoughts on why huddle rooms are truly the offices of the future. These small gathering areas equipped with contemporary comms tech are quickly replacing more traditional boardrooms and meeting spaces. IVCi doesn’t predict that to slow anytime soon.
Here are the four most pressing reasons why huddle rooms will continue to replace “old school” setups, according to IVCi:
Since millennials occupy about half the workforce now, it’s important to accommodate the way this generation works best.
Millennials respond well to collaborative, hands-on, and high-technology workspaces. Huddle rooms provide a better environment for that than traditional workspaces.
Since they are pretty structurally simple, huddle rooms are not very expensive to build compared to a traditional video enabled conference room. The only financial investment a company must make is in the audio visual and display systems.
Some organizations may already have this equipment, making the transition from traditional workspaces to huddle rooms a seamless one.
Their scalability plays well with future systems
Traditional workspaces were not designed to transform with evolving technology. For example, video conferencing is now commonplace among companies that require meetings that cannot happen in person.
Open plan workspaces and individual offices are not conducive to video conferencing. In the upcoming years, companies can expect to see a rise in virtual reality tools in the workplace and lecture capture technology to record meetings and presentations.
This opens new doors for collaboration and productivity. A huddle room is the ideal space for a company to implement this technology.
They give employees a break from open floor plans
Open floor plans may be distracting at times and can deter productivity.
Huddle rooms give people a distraction-free space where people can meet and discuss deep layers of projects without being interrupted by phone calls, conversations, and other typical office distractions.