The Ultimate Guide To Huddle Rooms In Healthcare Spaces

Open work environments have become hugely popular in the last decade, as they allow for greater collaboration and dialogue between your entire team. But the problem with these open office layouts in healthcare settings is that employees don’t have a place to discuss confidential information or focus on a project without other distractions. 

For some small office spaces, the solution to this problem is to have employees use a conference room when available for these smaller meetings. But two people sitting around a table for twelve will make it harder for actual discussions to be had and plans to be made.

That’s why huddle spaces have emerged as a popular alternative to larger, stuffier rooms. Employees can reserve and use these spaces that are designed for smaller groups, yet have the technology and amenities to support collaboration. But aside from that, huddle rooms can take any shape or design that is most adaptive to your commercial office’s needs.

You Have to Have A/V Technology

It must be easy for employees to walk into a huddle room and connect their computers or digital devices to shared displays immediately. Time spent fumbling for wires or connections is time wasted.

Even better, match your huddle room’s setup to that in your conference room so anybody in the office can use either space at any time.

You Have to Have Comfortable — And Usable — Seating

Help employees get down to the important stuff with comfortable seating and ample room for laptops and note-taking. But don’t go too casual or your employees may not be able to use the rooms for long; bean bag chairs are easy to move, but not ideal if you’re trying to strategize a company’s future.

You Have to Make Scheduling Easy

Want employees to use these huddle spaces? Have a secure scheduling system that allows people to reserve rooms ahead of time and see when space is available. By utilizing digital displays on the outside of the room and a central calendar, you’ll make sure the area is open to anyone.

 

 

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How To Make Sure Your Small Healthcare Office Conference Room Makes A Big Impact

Conference rooms come in all different shapes and sizes, from the massive mahogany boardroom with leather chairs, to the casual space that allows start-up team members to get together on occasion.

But you don’t need a lot of size to make sure your healthcare office conference room makes an impact; especially nowadays when technological and audio-visual assets can be streamlined and hidden according to any space’s needs.

Whether your conference room has room for four people or room for ten, these are some essential components that will make it feel even bigger.

The Right Size Display Screen

You don’t want to overwhelm meetings with a display screen that is much larger than you need. For small rooms, you likely won’t need anything more than a 50-60” screen, but you’ll want to make sure that seating is positioned in a way that no visibility is lost.

The Right Speakers

Small conference rooms can typically get away with using the speakers on a monitor, but you may want to consider having an audio-visual installation team hide additional speakers in the ceiling or install an additional soundbar.

The Right Phone 

Conference rooms require the ability to connect via phone and nowadays, via digital display as well. You need something with high-enough quality that your voice, and those on the other end, don’t get lost to a poor connection. A small room helps with keeping audio clear, but you may also want to consider strategic additional microphone placement if needed.

The Right Connections

You never want any employee in your office, or even worse, an executive or client, to have trouble connecting their laptop or device to your room’s setup. Offer wireless connection so that everyone can get started immediately, and have cables available just in case something goes wrong.

 

 

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Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.


6 Reasons A Smart Office Will Boost Your Healthcare Business’s Success

For the modern workplace, it’s essential to focus on what really matters, no matter the industry: connecting your people. Open-plan office concepts were designed to help facilitate greater pathways between employees, with the hopes of increasing productivity. Nowadays, it is the digital design of your healthcare office that opens up communication internally and beyond.

When you upgrade your current setup to a smart office, you’re immediately making mundane things and the day-to-day easier on employees, freeing them up to focus on what matters: your patients. 

These are six ways that your new smart office will help your business succeed.

  1. Automated lighting will help your office use less energy, and setting your system to adjust according to optimal light and the outdoors provides a better workplace environment.
  2. Personalized temperature preferences will help each employee feel more comfortable without needing to add or remove layers.
  3. Scheduling apps for conference rooms, huddle spaces, and other meeting areas allow everyone to secure a room when they need it.
  4. Multi-room audio systems can play the same content to every space when you need to, but also allow for employees to choose their own sound.
  5. Digital displays can share content throughout your commercial office, both with employees but also with clients. Cut down on the need to answer questions from guests about navigating the space, and give employees the information they need, where they are.
  6. Security cameras can help keep your employees and your company’s belongings safe. When you can check your feed and receive alerts from an app on your phone, you’ll always ensure that everyone and everything on-site is protected.

 

 

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Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.


How A Controlled Lighting System Benefits Your Employees And Bottom Line

What office manager or facilities director isn’t looking to cut down on utility bills? No matter the size of your health care office, lights have to be on, computers and phones plugged in, and everything from fridges to air conditioning may stay on around the clock.

So why not cut out some of those costs while also making your life easier?

With a controlled lighting system, you no longer have to worry about what lights are on, or if anyone is using them. And automating your lighting won’t only save on your utility bills, it will also help you make your space more environmentally-friendly. How will this system help improve your commercial space?

Take Advantage of Incentives

On the simplest level, you’ll use less electricity with a controlled lighting system. You’ll be able to set timers to turn lights off at the end of the day, turn them on in the morning, and with automatic lighting, you can make sure empty offices aren't eating up your power.

The even better news? The government wants to give you money back for making these changes. There are a number of incentives offered to commercial buildings willing to make eco-friendly upgrades.

Anywhere Access

When you have a controlled lighting system, you can access it from anywhere, meaning you never have to worry about something being left on all weekend.

Even Better Security

To help keep your office secure, install motion sensors indoors and out near vulnerable points of ingress. You won’t have to worry about replacing these lights often since they’ll have minimal use, but you’ll also know if someone is where they shouldn’t be. 

 

 

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.