When most people picture a conference room, they think of a large, formally decorated space, featuring a long table that accommodates dozens of attendees. Though used for high profile board meetings or executive conference calls, what makes these rooms unique is the expensive camera and state of the art video/audio equipment they contain.
The Empty Conference Room Conundrum
In theory, these rooms sound ideal. But in reality, they’re sitting empty while the costly audio/visual equipment that was intended to foster better communication collects dust. Because they are large spaces useful only for large meetings, these rooms are typically reserved for large executive meetings and nothing else. To make matters worse, many of these systems are complicated to use and deliver inconsistent user experiences, frequently lacking even the most basic compatibility from room to room. Fortunately, there is a better way with the implementation of huddle spaces designed not just for executives, but for employees across the company.
Make it Easy to Join Video Meetings
Enabling more straightforward and consistent video meetings using the video conferencing equipment you already have is not only possible, it’s easy to do. Regardless of which system you have, there are interoperable, cloud-based video technologies that can support your meeting needs. With the convenience introduced by this breed of video meeting platform, organizations can realize better ROI by getting more use out of their traditional conference room hardware, while also increasing the number of video-enabled rooms throughout their workplace.
The BlueJeans video meetings service brings together anyone on a mobile device, laptop, or room system with the click of a link. It is backed by enterprise-grade security and centralized management—allowing you to connect any of your Cisco, Polycom, or Lifesize endpoints with a consistent, unified user experience. People no longer need to learn a new interface or fumble with an unfamiliar remote every time they want to start a video conference. Simply walk into the meeting room and push a button to start the meeting.
Video-Enable All Your Meeting Spaces
Video meetings shouldn’t be just for big, traditional conference rooms. Due to more collaborative work practices and an increasingly remote workforce, there is an even bigger employee demand for easier, more informal video and web conferencing. In fact, our research shows that 64% of employees believe their companies could make better use of live video meetings. What many businesses are realizing is that video-enabled conference rooms don’t always need to be built solely for large groups. They can, and should, be part of the company culture for everything from the quarterly board review to the one-on-one meeting.
BlueJeans is taking one-touch, face-to-face employee video collaboration to the masses. Now, virtually any ordinary, office room can easily be transformed into a video meeting hub. With BlueJeans Rooms, the movement toward designating smaller, informal spaces for on-the-fly video meetings is on the rise. Ideal for IT departments, these rooms are easily setup, remotely monitored, and feature ongoing user analytics. And unlike traditional conference rooms, they do not have to be outfitted with expensive audio/video equipment in order to function well.
Enhancing traditional video conference rooms with touch-to-join meetings or transforming ordinary rooms into on-demand, video-enabled hubs has never been easier, more cost-effective, or more welcome. The days of empty, underutilized conference rooms are over. There is really no limit to the number of huddle rooms you can create. Easy and convenient video meetings that work for everyone is what employees want.