“Dialed in” and “always on” doesn’t just apply to workplace technology — it describes the modern worker. BYOD and wireless connectivity are transforming the optics of offices as well as business culture itself. Teams are collaborating on the road and from home. Remote working is the new normal. Whether on- or off-site, all employees expect hyper-connectivity and seamless workflows. There are more software and hardware options than ever before. As we inch closer to 2020, corporate leaders are asking: how will choices today shape the workplace of tomorrow?
To stay current with the shifting landscape, corporations are making technology a priority. Companies perceived to be more tech-centric are better positioned to recruit top talent. The 2019 Gartner and Senior Business Executive Survey revealed that “about 68% of midsize CIOs expect to increase investment in information technology in 2019 over 2018.”
Bandwidth and a robust network are essential, but workplace designers and technologists are also keeping track of broader trends. 5G, edge computing, and the cloud are merging to create a new economic infrastructure. C-level leaders are looking to leverage tech to enhance the employee experience digitally, with personalized apps and software solutions, advanced audio and video tools, and high-tech engagements. The demand for agile, “digital-first” communications strategies has never been higher.
Face to Face
Consumer trends often drive employee expectations. The ubiquity and ease of FaceTime and Skype influence how and when teams connect. People are more comfortable and confident communicating via real-time video. The challenge for corporations is how to procure products and systems that will best support collaboration at a distance while giving on-site workers the most reliable tools.
UX Marks the Spot
While Millennial employees are digital natives, Gen Z, the cohort born after the Millennial generation, between 1995-2015 (approximately), takes it a step further. “Gen Z also understands that there’s a need for constant skill development in order to stay relevant,” according to Forbes.
It’s therefore essential to invest in products and systems that can adapt as an organization’s needs evolve. New technology must also meet the needs of a diverse user base. If a system is not easy to operate by all team members, it won’t be used. RoI will fall short.
Flexible Yet Fully Featured
Finding intuitive solutions that are also feature-rich is a tall order. That’s why tech managers, facilities directors, and AV integrators alike are turning to LG's engaging 130-inch, all-in-one Direct View LED Screen. The new cloud-friendly, ultra-bright LED solution is flexible enough for varied spaces, compatible with AV control systems, and so fully featured it can transform virtually any environment into a smart meeting room. With no bezel on this model, all barriers are removed—the result is a more immersive, immediate, and rich viewing experience. Quick to set up, simple to use, and equipped with HDR10 support and Immersive Surface Sound, LG’s 130-inch, all-in-one Direct View LED Screen gives teams the tools they need to succeed in a competitive business landscape.
This article is sponsored by LG