THE HUDDLE ROOM
WHAT IS A HUDDLE?
“In sport, a huddle is an action of a team gathering together, usually in a tight circle, to strategize, motivate or celebrate.
It is a popular strategy for keeping opponents insulated from sensitive information. It also acts as a form of insulation when the level of noise in the venue is such that normal on-field communication is difficult.” – Wikipedia
First of all, with the evolution of mobile telephones and email communications, an increased rise in quick one-on-one collaborations is evident within the workforce.
Due to social applications such as Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp, this allows for instant brief, effective and unscheduled discussions.
Consequently … the rise of the huddle room.
THE HUDDLE ROOM DEFINED:
A Huddle Room is a small meeting suite or compact collaboration space for an average of 2 – 6 people. Equipped with technology which allows employees to meet and present digital content effectively.
Huddle rooms are usually also fitted with video conferencing equipment which allows for effortless global communication.
Some organizations are known to have multiple huddle rooms also in combination with large conventional conference rooms.
The purpose for this is to allow for the unscheduled and spontaneous collaborations within an environment that allows for brief, to-the-point engagement.
HUDDLE ROOM BENEFITS:
- Increased productivity – Smaller teams, meeting more regularly aid in achieving quicker and more productive outcomes.
- Bookings no longer required – Traditional booking schedules are eliminated, therefore creating a space for spontaneous ad-hoc collaborations.
- Creativity – The ability to meet instantaneously for brainstorming improves the levels of engagement and creativity.
- Privacy – Smaller groups can meet more often and can do so in the privacy of the space as opposed to discussions within the office or open plan areas.
CREATING A HUDDLE ROOM:
Think of a huddle room as almost like a smaller intimate meeting room usually equipped with tables and chairs.
Listed below are some tech options that would benefit your huddle room, but like all tech, it is dependent on the room size.
Most noteworthy is that all these options are scalable to your environment and needs.
LED Screen – Mecer 65S73U 65” LED Panel
To present the display from your Laptop or use for viewing your counterparts during video conferencing calls.
The ideal LED screens we can certainly recommend is the Mecer 65S73U 65” LED Panel.
Wide Angle Conference Camera – Yealink VC200
Due to the Yealink VC200`s Ultra HD 4k Camera and Clear Voice functionality, it is considered certainly ideal for global video conferencing.
The super wide angle lens also provides a 103° horizontal field of view, therefore, allowing for the inclusion of all in the room to be visible when video calling.
Wireless Presentation Device – Barco Clickshare CS-100 Huddle
What makes all Barco Clickshare`s impressive is their plug and play capabilities. Specifically designed with the huddle room in mind.
The CS-100 Huddle has removed the infamous button hence ensuring it cannot be misplaced and that connecting to the device is even easier.
Conference Telephone – Polycom RealPresence Trio 8500
Polycom Conference telephones have been around and certainly live up to their reputation.
Finally with LCD colour display the Polycom RealPresence Trio 8500 Conference Telephone is as a result considered the smartphone of the modern huddle.
White Board – Parrot Slimline Magnetic Whiteboard
The ideal medium for making those quick on the go notes and jotting down feedback and ideas.
We can certainly recommend Parrots Slimline Magnetic Whiteboards.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Inchbrook Audio Visual Technologists understand the corporate environment. As well as the importance of having effective products within set budgets as a result customized solutions can be created in order to better suit your needs.