Keep A Close Eye on Meeting Equity in 2022

Keep A Close Eye on Meeting Equity in 2022

Posted on 5 April 2022
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Driven by the pandemic-led shift to remote and hybrid work, the last two years have seen unprecedented change in enterprise communications. As we look forward to 2022, the one thing, in my opinion, to watch out for as remote work shifts to hybrid work is meeting equity.

Organizations bringing employees back to the office are grappling with creating an even playing field (or pitch) among remote and in-office employees. Few wish a return to days when a typical meeting consisted of most participants being physically present in a conference room. Meanwhile, remote participants dialed, audio-only, into a conference phone but couldn’t effectively participate in discussions or ideation with those in the room.

Now, business and IT leaders face transitioning from a largely remote workforce that has spent the last two or so years meeting on video apps to one in which meetings consist of a broader mix of in-office and remote participants.

Two key challenges include:

  • How to ensure that remote employees can effectively share ideas and collaborate with those in the meeting room
  • How to ensure that those in the meeting room can participate in conversations happening among remote employees.

How do you address these challenges? Click on the full article here.

By:Irwin Lazar
About: As president and principal analyst at Metrigy, Irwin Lazar develops and manages research projects, conducts and analyzes primary research, and advises enterprise and vendor clients on technology strategy, adoption and business metrics, Mr. Lazar is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in the digital workplace, covering enterprise communications and collaboration as an industry analyst for over 20 years. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and sought-after speaker and author, Mr. Lazar is a blogger for NoJitter.com and contributor for SearchUnifiedCommunications.com writing on topics including team collaboration, UC, cloud, adoption, SD-WAN, CPaaS, WebRTC, and more. He is a frequent resource for the business and trade press and is a regular speaker at events such as Enterprise Connect, InfoComm, and FutureIT. In 2017 he was recognized as an Emerging Technologies Fellow by the IMCCA and InfoComm.

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