The term ‘hybrid workplace’ has been thrown around a lot since the pandemic. In a nutshell, the term refers employees participating in the workforce from multiple locations through the implementation of collaborative digital technologies.

To manage this change, organisations have invested heavily in video conferencing hardware and turned en masse to unified communications solutions like Microsoft Teams.

The problem is that many service based industries like the building and mining industries who have traditionally operated from remote locations have been ignored in the hybrid conversation. This has left their remote staff feeling disengaged and separated from the corporate HQ.

So why has this group of industry workers been left out of the hybrid workforce conversation?

Typical Remote Site Office

The argument to date has often been that remote sites are only temporary and therefore, from a cost perspective, not necessarily cost-effective to the same kind of investment in collaborative technologies due to the complexities of maintenance and install. But this perspective is changing.

Now with the development new video conferencing technologies, it’s possible with one hardware device for remote teams to quickly fire up a professional video meeting from the remote site office, clearly see and hear colleagues remotely and collaborate effectively with the power of touch annotation on any site plan or scheduling changes.

Ask yourself, if your remote sites had access to these capabilities would it help you make decisions faster? Would it have a positive impact on your business efficiencies?

In the majority of circumstances, the answer is an overwhelming YES!

Introducing Neat Board and Neat Board 50.

Neat Board (L), Neat Board 50 (R)

A simple and elegant all-in-one Microsoft Team enabled solution that takes the complexities out of video conferencing installations and maintenance allowing your remote teams to get set up fast and start communicating and collaborating effectively with HQ.

Featuring a powerful microphone and camera, the all-in-one touch display requires only connection to power and data (or Wi-Fi) to get up and running reducing the need for any additional cabling or costly bespoke on-site configuration to install.

Mounted on a simple floor stand or wall mount, the beauty of this compact solution is in the simplicity of providing professional collaboration capabilities to remote site staff while being easy to transport upon project completion to any new site location. No need to worry about misplacing components on the way (it’s all in the one box) and no need to stress about installation when all that’s required post the initial onsite office provisioning of power and data is a drill to mount it to the wall.

It’s a pretty Neat solution!

If this sounds like the perfect solution to increase your workplace efficiencies, contact the Leedall team to discuss the solution in more detail.

Author: Brad Eather