On Workplace 3.X: Shure

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AVT Question: Please share insight and best practices for ensuring meeting equity for all employees and how to deliver the best collaboration experience regardless of location.

Thought Leader: Troy Jensen, Senior Manager of Global Accounts at Shure 

With the hybrid working model here to stay, the need for clear communication technology that is efficient, effective, and intuitive is a must. These days, employees are geographically distributed and are not required to be on the premises. Hybrid work experiences can be riddled with unexpected audio disruptions that lead to lost productivity, cumulative stress, lack of attention, and frustrated employees. Conference participants are increasingly less accepting of communication disruptions, which can derail meetings, creating a need for solutions that ensure clear audio experiences.

IT leaders must make flawless audio experiences integral to the meeting collaboration toolkit." —Troy Jensen, Senior Manager of Global Accounts at Shure

This leaves IT/AV teams with the task of ensuring all meeting attendees can be heard clearly and that there are ample conference rooms and collaboration spaces enabling teams to connect regardless of location. IT professionals are seeking comprehensive and customizable solutions that deliver the complete package, from ease of installation to uninterrupted audio quality.

What’s needed is a broad audio ecosystem comprised of hardware, software, and accessories that seamlessly work together to boost employee engagement and productivity. Remote and in-room meeting participants must be integrated into a single, connected experience. The future corporate meeting space is designed to encourage collaboration among employees—including anything from having the right audio equipment in a meeting room so remote participants can hear the conversation in the office, to ensuring that in-person participants can clearly view a shared graphic on the display.

IT leaders must make flawless audio experiences integral to the meeting collaboration toolkit. The right combination of audio technologies is the key to unlocking collaboration capabilities for all future meeting environments.

Cindy Davis
Brand and content director of AV Technology

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology. Davis enjoys exploring the ethos of experiential spaces as well as diving deep into the complex topics that shape the AV/IT industry. In 2012, the TechDecisions brand of content sites she developed for EH Publishing was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 20 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. From 2000 to 2008, Davis was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Electronic House. From 2009 to present, as the principal of CustomMedia.Co, Davis developed content plans and delivered content for associations such as IEEE Standards Association and AVIXA, content marketing for Future Plc, and numerous AV/IT companies. Davis was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners, and sampling local IPAs.