As large-room video conferencing ebbs, firms gird for future

As large-room video conferencing ebbs, firms gird for future

As companies evaluate return-to-office strategies, they are also taking a look at the role video conferencing will play when they reassess how meeting rooms should be designed.

The office has undergone a tremendous transformation over the past two years. Not only has its role changed — so has its configuration, especially in meeting rooms.

According to Metrigy’s “Unified Communications Management and Endpoints: 2021-22” study of some 400 companies worldwide, only 20.5% of participants planned to have all employees return to the office on a full-time basis. The report also found that almost 28% of respondents had started the process of evaluating potential savings from reducing the size and number of their offices.

Redefining the purpose of the office

For those bringing employees back to the office, either full- or part-time, the first requirement is to determine the purpose of the office and large-room video conferencing. For roughly 62% of research participants, offices will exist as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, serving as a place for both individual work and group meetings. However, about 35% see offices evolving, either to become primarily places where remote workers go to meet or where employees work individually but do not have group meetings.

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