29 Feb 2016

JLL Case Study

 

AV Technology in the Workspace

The biggest challenge facing organisations today is talent retention. Companies like JLL invest significant resource in recruiting the right candidates in order to fit the culture of their organisation. Once inducted, the next challenge is to motivate their staff into long term careers with the organisation. JLL identified the need for an open workspace environment with with clear transparent communication between colleagues. They also identified the need for keeping the technology up to date and making it work seamlessly.
The Audio Visual technology deployed by JLL is simple to operate, functional and delivers up to a 4K standard. The client enjoys the use of wireless presentation systems through the use of the Barco Clickshare. Users can simply share what’s on your laptop or mobile device, on a presentation screen. Whatever device they are using, ClickShare can get the content on the screen. The iconic ClickShare Button is used for laptops, while a dedicated, free app is available for tablets and smartphones. Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iOS, it doesn’t matter which platform they are using.

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User Interface User Experience (UIUX)

JLL sought a larger workplace to accommodate a growing — and increasingly tech-insistent — staff and their evolving needs. The move also prompted a rethink the firm’s current AV systems. It was time for a technology refresh. JLL selected Digicom as its AV integrator to deliver a fresh collaboration platform at their Hatch Street offices. Digicom worked with JLL’s IT team, architect, and general contractor to deliver a mix of new-generation AV solutions to meet the expectations of a global, mobile, and traditional workforce. Integrated spaces include:, Lounge, Boardroom, Large and Small Conference Rooms, Video Conference Room, Video Collaboration Rooms and Open Areas.

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Ideal Work Environment

JLL’s office represents spaces, amenities, and experiences that meet the expectations and needs of a modern workforce: attention paid to employee work/life balance, social interaction, a culture of collaboration, and conferencing without limitations.

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26 Feb 2016

Three key trends that are changing the way we work and collaborate

The way we work is changing. Collaboration technologies are, in my view, more than just tools to allow us to cater for a mobile workforce, or to lower the costs of travel for our people. They are essential to enabling them to do their jobs effectively and efficiently – to share information and ideas with their colleagues, customers as well as with supplier organisations. Put simply, collaboration technologies make new ways of doing things possible.

With more advanced mobile devices, cloud based systems and the move to a more collaborative workspace environment, employees now have the freedom to work from anywhere. I believe that these trends will only continue to change the way we use our workplaces as well as the look and feel of them.

Understanding the long-term trends that are likely to shape our workplaces and their implications for the way in which we support our people to do their jobs will be a crucial challenge for facilities managers, as well as for senior managers in the HR and IT organisations respectively.

Here are three key trends shaping today’s workplace that I believe will transform how we work now and in the future:

The adaptive workplace

The future of business requires organisations to deliver fully integrated information and collaboration tools to employees. These tools should be designed around the needs of the individual employee and offer them direct empowerment and freedom to choose what is best suited for them. This includes, for example, mixing home and office based activity or making BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) a practical reality for everyone.

Meetings rooms eventually become a thing of the past

The way in which we hold meetings is evolving, partly in response to how new technologies continue to change the way we communicate. Better quality and easier-to-use collaboration solutions are making virtual meetings feel as natural as face-to-face ones, enabling users to have a common experience regardless of their location or device. I expect visual communications to be one of the biggest facilitators in next-generation team collaboration.

Open collaboration connecting to anywhere, from anywhere, at any time

Mobile devices, cloud computing and web conferencing technologies allow employees to collaborate even when they work remotely and in different locations, or while they are on the road. Obtaining and sharing knowledge 24/7 is becoming easier and faster, and this trend is accelerating with the ever increasing adoption of mobile devices in the workplace.

Moreover, the workspace itself is changing significantly. To reduce real-estate space and related expenses, some companies are moving from rows of desks to more open workspaces and offering employees flexible work arrangements. As a result, we are not governed by location anymore to define where and how we work. New technology innovations such as digital whiteboards, cloud-based video conferencing will help to support this transformation.

Via: Ricoh UK

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