Designed to meet the needs of an evolving workforce, organizations are embracing more open workspaces to enable collaboration and give employees choice and flexibility of how they work.
However, while an open office environment can foster collaboration, the lack of privacy can inhibit collaboration when conversing on sensitive information or it can impact the level of concentration during a highly-intensive virtual meeting.
Enter the Quiet Room! Quiet Rooms are enclosed small rooms for individual workers that require concentration or privacy. Keeping in line with the trend of open office collaboration, equipping these rooms with technology, like Cisco personal telepresence solutions, can increase the effectiveness of employees in open workspace environments.
Roopam Jain, Industry Director of Unified Communications and Collaboration at Frost & Sullivan, recently said, “With many employees now working in more open space environments, quiet rooms incorporating Cisco TelePresence systems enable spur of the moment ‘face time’ among team members in dispersed locations without employees having to tie up a larger conference room for a video call.”
We, of course, agree. Cisco TelePresence solutions, like Cisco TelePresence EX Series, allow employees to easily access premium quality video conferencing in a Quiet Room, undisturbed. By delivering high-intensity collaboration, Cisco TelePresence in the Quiet Room also enables extensive content sharing capabilities that make it easier than ever to share many types of content privately.
Jain went on to say “The in-person experience and greater privacy of telepresence-enabled quiet rooms allow for a deeper level of content sharing and flexibility, which can increase efficiency and productivity.”
All you need is a 5×6 room, a small table, a chair and you are ready to go!
More inspiration on how to transform quiet room collaboration with the Cisco Telepresence EX Series can be found here.