Current events are causing shifts in how we think about everything, and education is no exception. With K-12 and higher education classrooms closed across the nation, many educational institutions are moving up the timelines for construction and renovation projects, often with an updated scope to account for changes that will need to be in place when students return to classrooms.
Corporate town hall meetings provide a critical platform for two-way communication: leaders communicating company direction to employees and employees having the opportunity to interface with company leaders and feel more connected to the mission and goals.
Many companies recently and quickly implemented short-term work-at-home procedures. As reality now sets in and we are facing many more weeks of employees working from home, companies are looking for cost-effective web conferencing solutions that offer better audio and video quality, more security, and flexibility.
An emergency operations center (EOC) is a central location where teams gather and analyze situational information, make strategic decisions, create operational and communications plans, and implement plans with the appropriate resources, personnel, and technology during any sort of emergency or incident. The communication and collaboration systems in an EOC are critical components that ensure important real-time information can seamlessly flow into and out of the room.
Your meeting rooms and collaboration systems were likely designed with the intent that people would be gathering in them to meet and collaborate in-person, possibly with other groups of people in one or two locations. But, given our current circumstances, your meeting rooms are likely not filled and your people are relying on your collaboration systems to accommodate more attendees in more locations than ever intended.