Worried That You Can’t Run Effective Meetings From Your Home?
Keep Your Meetings Organized and Your Team Engaged: Here’s How!
The business implications of this new coronavirus have caused panic in managers nationwide. Not only do you worry about monumental issues like staff retention and budget projections, but you want to keep up “business as normal” as much as you can. Though it’s tempting to go incognito for a while, we advise that you meet with staff as often as possible.
Why? Anxieties are running high in almost everyone right now, including your team. Regular meetings will ease some of that tension. Meetings not only loop people in on projects, but they also can boost morale by connecting people amidst this self-isolation season. Some companies are even ramping up their virtual time together for those reasons, and many others are also using their video conferencing software to host happy hours, trivia nights and other team activities.
But not all video conferencing software or hardware is created equal. Industry giants Zoom and Polycom, while effective tools alone, have teamed up for an impressive collaboration that should help you organize your sessions. Keep reading to see why we recommend them for your home office.
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Running Meetings at Home: Now What?
You’re now hosting meetings remotely, but that doesn’t mean that you should slack on your equipment or software quality. Zoom and Polycom offer solutions for even the smallest office setups.
For example, Zoom has a free version with plenty of meeting room customization features and controls that put you in charge of your session. However, the free version has a forty-minute limit, so it’s not best for managers who need more time. A Pro account serves small teams for just $14.99 per month; Business and Enterprise accounts cost $19.99 and offer more cloud storage options, host more people and give you a dedicated support option.
Similarly, Polycom offers analog or VoIP conference phones for a true office experience. If you want something that you can plug into your laptop, the company also makes a USB speakerphone, which will come in handy when you start traveling again.
How a Zoom/Polycom Collaboration Streamlines Your Team Meetings
The Zoom/Polycom collaboration provides both reliable and easy-to-use cloud video service, and Polycom's field-proven and powerful group video solutions — all with an integrated scheduling and click-to-join workflow. All you need is a Zoom Connector for your Polycom phone, and you’ll get all of the following features:
- Single-tap starting or joining from your Polycom touch screen (Say goodbye to complicated pairing codes!)
- Calendar-based integrations with Outlook, Google Calendar, and iCal
- HD video and audio
- High-quality wireless screen sharing
- Native integration - no additional hardware or controller required
- Ability to meet with internal and external participants on any device - mobile, desktop, and other conference room systems.
Contact Us Today!
Do you want to modernize the video conferencing system in your home office? Simply contact us online by filling out this form or call us at (214) 377-9434. We look forward to talking to you soon.