The workplace has changed this past year considerably in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As some people continue to work remotely from home or slowly return to the office following social distancing guidelines, many are still using video conferencing to support their daily business. There are a few items of office furniture and equipment your workplace can benefit from using to make for a better video conferencing experience.
Conference Table with Charging Stations
Your office’s video conferencing setup will vary from others. Some businesses will have individuals using devices to broadcast themselves, while others have a webcam set up to capture everyone at the entire conference table. Regardless of which method your organization prefers, working from individual and personal devices has been an almost mandatory requirement since a transition to a more online workspace. For this reason, a conference table — or any workstation — should have built-in charging stations or electrical outlets available. You don’t want the worry of battery life and device performance to disrupt any video calls or virtual business. Therefore, to keep everyone’s devices charged up without laying out a bunch of wires to the walls, use office furniture that has built-in charging stations.
Ergonomic Office Chairs
As everyone sits down for the video conferencing calls, they need to stay comfortable and maintain decent posture throughout the duration of the meeting. Video conferencing is more visually involved than just a phone call, so how people present themselves matter. Consequently, high-quality and ergonomic chairs provide the ample support human bodies need to stay seated comfortably for longer periods. Also, when people feel at ease, they are less likely to fidget in their seats. These seemingly small movements could be a big distraction for everyone through the screen.
Your office’s AV cart holds super helpful audio/visual equipment, perfect for video conferencing. It contains equipment to hold presentations and share displays with others in the room or over the video call. Further, the AV cart is mobile. You can reposition it as needed throughout the room or take it to other meeting spaces in the office.
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