According to Harvard Business Review, “Innovation is the ‘secret sauce’ of business success”.
There is no doubt that innovation is essential to compete in the global economy. Innovation is the result of collaboration. The kind of collaboration that gets you breakthrough ideas comes from people working together specifically to solve problems, and develop new insights and solutions.
As we work more in distributed teams, whether across a campus or across the ocean, people struggle to build connections with coworkers when the places where they work don’t support and augment their interactions. Teams need places that allow them to see their teammates comfortably, hear each other clearly and share information easily so they can build social capital and the “shared mind” that is necessary to bring innovation to successful conclusion.
Audiovisual technology must be able to support collaboration. It must be seamless, able to connect people regardless of geography and support a flexible work environment 24/7. A variety of solutions need to be offered for different spaces; resident spaces, huddle rooms, cafés, training rooms, formal boardrooms etc…
In addition, the equation becomes considerably more complex when we add that today, data must be easily accessed anywhere to support collaboration.
Top audiovisual trends that enhance collaboration include cloud based solutions and vertical planes such as walls becoming displays and data capture devices. Check out this Corning Glass video that gives you a sneak peak into the not so distant future!