Boost equal opportunity in hybrid meetings with ClickShare

71% of people struggle with hybrid meetings. 
Welcoming a hybrid workforce in the offices, brings new challenges for businesses to introduce more meeting equality in video-enabled meetings. The latest ClickShare research found that remote employees experience inequality in hybrid collaboration, as 71% struggle with hybrid meetings. 1 in 3 of remote workers feels less engaged and involved than their on-site colleagues. With the right tech at the heart of any hybrid meeting space, organizations can make sure everyone gets a seat at the virtual table and has an equal share of voice, no matter where they are.
 

 

What is meeting equality?
Meeting equality or equity is a way to ensure more inclusive and engaged meetings. So, making sure everyone feels valued and is on equal terms in a meeting. Meeting equity ensures that remote employees have the same sense of engagement, collaboration and access to technology as those who are physically around the table.
Many factors can influence meeting equality:
•    access to meeting technology,
•    visibility of all participants,
•    audibility of all speakers,
•    experience and personality of participants,
•    availability of features like polling, chat, note taking, blackboarding, annotation,
•    the role of the host and/or manager.

Why is inclusivity a challenge in virtual and hybrid meetings?
In the new hybrid workplace meeting equality has become more than just a buzzword. Since in-room meetings usually have a higher rate of interaction and participation, they make collaboration easier. Everyone is present in the same room and can contribute equally. Actually, there’s more happening in the room than just talking. You have power dynamics playing in the room, you can read a person’s body language, see facial expression, and hear every nuance. Everyone has the same access to meeting room tech which only strengthens the seamless and natural way of working together.
Adding remote participants to a meeting, makes collaboration more complex and less intuitive. There’s an actual, physical distance between participants in video meetings. They no longer sit together in the same space, there are virtual and physical walls separating them.

Why is meeting equity important?
Over the past two years, workers have become accustomed to hybrid technology and flexibility. People’s mindsets about what the workplace should look like has changed. Today, we expect easy to use, high-quality voice and video experiences that allow us to see and hear each other clearly, and that enable us to be more productive and included wherever we are located

Make sure everyone is seen and heard. See how ClickShare, the wireless, agnostic room system at the heart of your hybrid meeting rooms, makes collaboration flow with only one click.

 

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