Everyone has felt that pang of panic that sets in when you’re standing up about to present your killer idea to your boss and you just can’t get the technology with your well-rehearsed presentation to work.
Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental and emotional responses. The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. It can be a positive thing, keeping you alert to avoid danger. However at the wrong time, this heightened level of stress can have a negative impact on performance. Removing or reducing this factor from a situation can allow individuals and teams to perform better.
Barco, a global technology company that designs and develops networked visualization products, wanted to investigate this meeting technology stress dynamic further. The company commissioned a comprehensive study to analyze the stress of getting a meeting right when it came to incorporating technology. This was broken down into a quantitative, international survey looking at the issues and peoples beliefs, and a ‘live’ experiment, providing emotional data on what happens to individuals in such situations. Here, emotional stress levels were calculated by measuring electrodermal activity (EDA – the variation of the electrical properties of the skin in response to sweat secretion), heart rate and self-reporting.
The quantitative study gathered responses from 1,000 office workers who run or present at, or attend meetings from across the markets of the UK, France, Germany and the USA. The respondents represented an equal split of age ranges from 18 to 55 years and over, and equal numbers males and females.
Barco’s ClickShare and Meeting Room Presentation
Barco knows a thing or two about meeting room presentation. Even before this study was created, Barco’s ClickShare wireless presentation system has helped businesses with meeting room presentations. With ClickShare, you can simply share what’s on your laptop or mobile device on a presentation screen. With a single click, you transform a meeting into a complete sharing experience, bringing ideas, people and content together. No cables, no set-up, no waiting to join in, just plug in the USB and push the button.
NeueHouse NYC knows the benefits of Barco’s ClickShare in meeting room presentation.
NeueHouse is a complete rethinking of the ideal working environment for today’s creators in fields such as film, design, fashion, publishing, the arts and tech. It emphasizes flexibility over liability in its innovative office space model, providing members with 50,000 square feet of carefully integrated work and social space to deploy as needed depending on their personal work style, agenda and project needs.
Superior technology is a top priority at innovative work collective NeueHouse, which uses terms like “intuitive,” “elegant” and “always on” to describe the high standards they demand of business tools. When it came to sourcing a presentation and collaboration solution for its meeting rooms, they chose Barco ClickShare. Offering ease of use, high reliability and versatility, ClickShare was the ideal system for enabling professionals to easily share ideas and information at NeueHouse.
“At NeueHouse, we strive to offer members the latest, high-performance technologies designed to empower collaboration,” says Greg Harper, Chief Technology Officer of NeueHouse and CEO and Founder of his own company, Harpervision Associates. “ClickShare is the perfect solution because it fits within our totally wireless environment to enable ubiquitous knowledge-sharing.”
Having a common standard that works all throughout the building – in its conference rooms, huddle spaces, and even in our theater and television studio – is essential to NeueHouse’s open and supportive environment, and ClickShare provides that universal, seamless collaboration experience.
For more information on NeueHouse’s use of Barco’s ClickShare, watch this video:
You can download the full study, “The Meeting Stress Test Study: The Business Impact of Technology Induced Meeting Stress” at Barco’s website.