Essential Office Technology You Need in Your Boardroom

March 12, 2016 | Jennifer Goodwyn

Efficient workspaces start from the ground up, and no room's importance should be discounted. So often, the boardroom is seen as just a place to gather around a table for meetings, but the modern boardroom is so much more than that. A boardroom should be a space that enables productive discussion and collaboration for you and your clients. One of the key components to an effective modern boardroom is having the appropriate workspace technology. By taking advantage of the latest technology, you can not only connect with people all over the world but help connect with the people sitting right across the table from you.

Video Conferencing

One of the keys to a thriving business is to connect effectively with clients and collaborators, no matter where they are. Video conferencing technology enables you to bring someone else into your boardroom, instead of just hearing their voice over a regular conferencing device. This technology allows you to show and discuss work in real time, to keep productivity levels high, and stay on the same page. Video conferencing is an invaluable aspect of the modern day boardroom, and should never be overlooked when looking for a space to meet.

Portable Tablets

Don't let anything hold your work back, including an outdated laptop. With the advancements in tablets, whether it be an Android or Apple model, you are free to create no matter where you are. From quick design sketches to taking notes to share with the rest of the meeting attendees, tablets allow increased collaboration and creativity in the boardroom. Some tablets even let you sign up for 4G wireless service so you can skip the WiFi and continue to collaborate without internet access.

Modern Storage

A cluttered boardroom is an ineffective boardroom. If you cannot make eye contact with the person sitting across from you, there's a problem. Functional storage is an easy and attractive way to keep important documents and materials at hand, without distracting from the current topic. Understated storage options can help keep the boardroom sleek and effective. If you are having trouble keeping charging cables and cords under control, consider an all-in-one storage device to help keep cord clutter under control.

High-Resolution Display

If seeing is believing, then making sure everyone can see exactly what you are talking about is an invaluable asset. A high-resolution display can be used for video conferencing, screenings, and showing trends and graphs. The importance of being able to explain visually the point you are trying to get across should not ever be discounted, especially for presentations that are packed with charts, graphs, and other visual assets.  

High-Quality Conference Chairs and Table

Other factors pale in comparison to the value of quality chairs. No matter what type of conference is happening, you are going to be sitting. Nobody wants to be stuck in middle school style plastic chairs anymore. If you are trying to present a professional image, don't forget about comfort. Good work comes from being in a good space, and it may really all begin with the right chairs and tables.

The task of finding the right boardroom may sound daunting -- but Servcorp makes it easy. By providing beyond the basics in their world class conference rooms, all you have to worry about is your meeting. With locations all over the country, you are never far from a fully equipped, ready to use, business space. These state-of-the-art rooms are available without a long term commitment and contract, ready to suit your need wherever you are.