It’s a little after daybreak on a rainy Monday morning. You’re hosting a video call with the sales team—some employees are in the office; others are still working from home—in less than an hour.

You haven’t been at work for a while. The pandemic has made it impossible. But you’ve planned a new hybrid work solution for your workforce. And you think you’ve got this.

 

Then the unthinkable happens.

 

You load up Skype and find out it’s not working. You can’t connect. Perhaps it’s the Wi-Fi. Or the audio. Or the projector. Or the tangled bundle of cables under the desk. The problem persists. You call the A/V guy, but he has no clue. There’s something wrong with your audiovisual communication system. But what?

 

1. Your AV System Isn’t Suitable for Hybrid Work

The hybrid work model requires specialist tech solutions that optimize connectivity between office-based, remote, and semi-remote workers. Otherwise, the whole concept won’t work.

Outdated AV tech—whether that’s date projectors, wireless microphones, AV racks, or any other equipment required for conferences and virtual events—won’t cut it, not in the post-COVID tech future. You deserve modern technologies that improve communications between all teams.

 

2. You Don’t Have Enough Technology

With your teams working at the office and from home, you need the right audiovisual tools to power your hybrid work model. You can’t facilitate seamless communications with just a few laptops and webcams.

Invest in business-critical IT infrastructure that continues day-to-day workflows in your enterprise. This infrastructure might include:

  • Video conferencing and webcasting equipment (microphones, mixers, projectors, speakers, etc.)
  • Video conferencing and webcasting software/apps (Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
  • Security access control
  • Control systems
  • Network operating center

 

3. You Have Too Much Technology

Too much technology is just as bad as having too little tech in your enterprise. A jumble of different hardware and software complicates things for your team, rendering communications with at-home teams difficult.

Consider standardizing your AV technology with a uniform approach to hardware and infrastructure. A more cohesive system enhances security, disaster recovery, and employee training.

Before You Go

If you plan to introduce a hybrid work model at your enterprise, you need tech that drives communication in the post-pandemic workplace. Working with an audiovisual solution provider like Conference Technologies, Inc. (CTI) caters to your IT, broadcasting, and conferencing needs with AV installation, integration, and maintenance services you can rely on. (Even first thing on a Monday morning!)

With a broad range of corporate AV business communication tools for hybrid work, remote work, virtual conferences, and online events, CTI enhances connectivity, improves collaboration, and lowers tech operational costs. Learn more here.