You can find so many solutions now claiming to be designed for huddle rooms. These spaces are areas designated for easy collaboration among small groups, so how do you know what’s going to work best?
You’ll want to start with the essentials.
Once you’ve identified what you should have, you can tailor your technology to fit your spaces and the needs of your employees.
The Huddle Room Technology Basics
The foundation of your huddle room will be some simple equipment that enables basic capabilities.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A display: You can use an LCD or LED monitor or even a television. To maximize space, you can mount it on the wall.
- A microphone/speaker: High-quality audio is a priority when collaborating with remote participants. Quality audio also prevents missed information and miscommunication. You can have a meeting without video, but not without audio.
- A camera: Video collaboration is becoming more of an expectation than it used to be. Viewing participants’ faces and body language improves communication. You can also find mic-camera combination solutions that will work for most huddle rooms.
- A workspace: This can be as simple as a table and chairs. The main target to hit, though, is making sure this workspace allows people to engage with one another and do so comfortably.
The equipment and design of your huddle rooms will depend on how you plan to use the spaces. For example, you may want two displays. Or, you may want to add wireless content sharing capabilities.
There are many all-in-one huddle room solutions to make equipping these spaces easy. You can make your huddle rooms as simple as you want or as fancy as you want.
Remember, though, that you will probably want the same equipment in all your huddle rooms so that users know what to expect and will be familiar with how to use the technologies.