Video Conferencing - Huddle Rooms

What's a huddle room?

In the same way a team of football players huddle-up to plan their next moves and take down the competition, a huddle room/collaboration room is a strategically small meeting space that’s designed to empower people to meet quickly and easily. These rooms typically accommodate up to five people and feature the following equipment:

– Video conferencing solution
– TV, LCD or LED monitor
– A small central table that allows for sitting or standing
– An interactive or regular whiteboard
– Chairs (optional)

Small space. Big benefits.

There are numerous reasons why huddle rooms/collaboration rooms are essential to collaboration and the success of individuals and teams in the modern workforce:

Huddle rooms are intimate spaces: As noted before, there are several problems that open workspace concepts create, but perhaps the two most harmful to productivity and collaboration are noise and distractions. Huddle rooms solve this problem by providing a quiet space where a small group of collaborators can have an intimate conversation without interruptions. Given the size of huddle rooms, you will want to outfit yours with an all-in-one video conferencing equipment that has a small footprint. 

Huddle rooms help remote workers feel included: Many remote workers prefer huddle rooms when it comes to video conferencing because their ability to connect and feel like they are a genuine part of the conversation is enhanced. To ensure your remote workers enjoy true face-to-face interactions, you will want to use large screen TVs and a video unit with a wide angle camera. Highfive devices feature a wide-angle lens with a 120° field of view, which enables remote workers to literally feel like they are in the room.

Huddle rooms require no reservation: Everyone loves the idea of spontaneous collaboration, but it’s hard to carry it out if booking a conference room is only possible two weeks in advance. Because huddle rooms are small spaces, companies can install lots of them throughout the office, which enables people to meet on-the-fly for impromptu brainstorms, problem-solving discussions, and more.

Huddle rooms enable you to do more with less: Unlike the corporate atmosphere of an executive conference room, huddle rooms provide a more flexible approach to getting work done in a less formal environment, which makes them magnets for millennials seeking a collaboration oasis. However, don’t be fooled by a huddle room’s small size and laid back style. These little dynamos are great for taking care of serious business like webinars, sales presentations, job interviews, and more. Their nimble size also makes them a budget-friendly option since equipping four huddle rooms typically costs less than outfitting one conference room, and yet they offer four times the productivity potential.

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