Did you know that the average middle manager spends 35 percent of their working hours in meetings?
Meetings are meant to be a deliberate and impactful way to create value for the business. To help encourage more effective meetings, many businesses adopted new types of conferencing technology including dedicated internet connections, cameras, scheduling software, interactive whiteboards, and more. While these technologies helped to improve meetings, their complexity also made the conferencing environment more difficult to manage and far more prone to technical difficulties.
Meetings that are disrupted due to poor management come at a significant expense – an estimate in 2019 found that the cost of disorganized meetings would reach about $400 billion in the United States, and $58 billion in the United Kingdom. Your physical and virtual meeting rooms need to be reliable and secure. Otherwise, employee productivity and client relations will suffer, and your business will lose money as a result.
It can be difficult to make the most of your video conferencing and meeting room solutions, especially when you consider the challenges posed by working from home. These issues, and the monetary loss that comes alongside them, have spurred a range of solutions including Microsoft’s Managed Meeting Rooms. Using a program like this to manage and monitor your conference rooms can help you make the most of your meetings no matter where you are. Let’s take a closer look at three important facets of a properly managed meeting room.