Enterprises designed and built an estimated 32.4 million huddle rooms worldwide that host audio, video and display system technologies to foster collaboration. While we can presume that most of these rooms have been sitting empty during the pandemic, you can bet they will become some of the most important places in any office when employees return to work.
In an effort to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19, remote communications will continue to be a critical part of business. Limitations on how many people can be in an office will require employees to continue collaborating with each other from multiple locations – some working from the office and some working from home. And restrictions on non-essential travel and personal preferences will dramatically decrease the number of face-to-face meetings with partners, prospects and customers. There will be a far greater number of virtual meetings and a bigger reliance on unified communications (UC) technologies.
But with warnings about the possible risk of contracting coronavirus from affected surfaces , many employees will be uncomfortable sharing rooms, tools and equipment. To address some concerns, experts recommend organizations expand or move huddle rooms to larger meeting spaces to meet social distancing standards and reduce touch points. In fact, it’s entirely possible and quite simple to remove all touch points. Installing AI-based speech recognition software like BabbleLabs Clear Command can reduce the risk of spreading disease while providing additional benefits such as eliminating the need for UC-related IT support and providing ...