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What Companies are Doing with their Workspaces and Digital Communication in 2022
The last two years of the global COVID-19 pandemic have significantly impacted how we communicate and work. People and companies alike have relied upon audio-visual and video conferencing (AV/VC) solutions to remain connected with friends, family, work, doctors, and more. As 2021 comes to an end, society is facing the reality that the global COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way we work and socialise. At Gaproc Media, we are looking to the future and some of the expected trends in workspace set-ups, control rooms, AV/VC solutions, digital signage, and corporate communication for 2022.
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The biggest change expected in 2022 is to workspaces. While the past two years have seen companies and enterprises scrambling to adapt to new working models, 2022 will see more solid changes to workspaces. Companies and employees alike are starting to understand the benefits of different working models and agile workspaces that cater to the needs of employees.
Companies have trialed and tested working from different variations of work from home and office models, and in 2022 we expect more companies will implement different elements of agile workspaces such as hot-desking, quiet zones, telephone booths, and more as a way to encourage employees back to the office and provide a more holistic working environment.
The reliance on software-based applications for corporate communications will continue to see substantial growth in 2022. Employees and companies are enjoying the benefits of having hybrid working models and realising that remote is possible for several industries. As a result, corporate communication solutions will continue to evolve and adapt as companies rely on different solutions to remain connected and engaged.
One thing the pandemic has highlighted is the need for clear, effective communication that is also engaging and relevant to consumers. Digital signage is a powerful tool that has been able to keep up with the rapidly changing demands of consumers, retailers, and enterprises. Over the next year, we predict retailers and businesses will rely more heavily on digital signage as a way to promote sales, launch new products, drive brand awareness, or improve employee engagement. This will also be boosted by rapid improvements in digital signage tech, and the lowering of cost for entry-level products, making digital signage solutions more accessible to a wider range of companies.
When the pandemic came many companies rushed into implementing AV/VC solutions to enable remote working models. Since then, work models have continued to evolve and will continue to change. As a result, in 2022 more focus will be on investing in AV/VC solutions that can keep up with the demands of employees be it working remotely, in the office, or a hybrid model. As technology improves and becomes more accessible, there will also be greater demand for higher quality video conferencing tools that will ensure meetings have quality sound and video, ensuring teams working remotely and in the office are always connected and engaged.
Remote work and remote access have become the norm in every industry, along with advanced AV/VC and digital signage solutions. With that, comes the increased need to be able to control, monitor, and even access these solutions or different environments from anywhere. The decreasing cost, improved functionality, and reduced size requirements of control rooms have made them increasingly accessible, and over the next year more and more companies will seek to add control rooms to their operations. Control rooms also give companies the ability to monitor any environment from anywhere in the world, giving them greater control while ensuring the safety of employees.
Over the next year, we expect to see growth in all forms of digital communication and AV/VC solutions. Speak to our expert team today about staying ahead and giving your team the best communication and working solutions possible: CLICK HERE to contact us now!