In the fable of the tortoise and the hare, it is a contest between speed and perseverance.
Business has always been the same way—do you try to outrun the competition or proceed slow and steady, hoping overconfidence trips them up?
In the new digital workplace, the answer is now neither. In the updated fable, the victor would be a bat. Highly mobile, works flex hours—especially at night—travels up to 40 mph, and has complex communication and collaboration capabilities, the bat just might be the ultimate mascot for the modern worker.
With the remote workforce growing, there is no going back. In fact, between 80 and 90 percent of US workers say they want to work from home at least some of the time, according to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com.
The new digital workplace embraces and enables remote work, and new technologies have valuable capabilities. Sharing content, seeing coworkers’ faces, and collaborating on projects in real time are important virtual abilities, but you have to be able to get into the meeting in the first place.
The technology that enables long-distance collaboration was designed to simplify your life, but sometimes simply connecting is anything but simple.
If you’re responsible for building agendas and presentations, you don’t need the added worry of keeping a backup laptop or smartphone in case you have trouble joining the meeting on your tablet.
You should feel confident that you can join a meeting from any location, using any device. A virtual meeting room easily enables those any-to-any connections.
With their own virtual meeting rooms, bats could probably rule the world…except for the rabies thing and their questionable relationship with vampires.
Fortunately, you can use a virtual meeting room. Today’s anytime, anywhere workforce is demanding change, and we can help you solve the technical challenges that change causes.
AVI Systems published a guide to local and remote collaboration technology to help businesses and organizations prepare for the mobile workforce. Find it here.