Why Your Meetings Are Still Bad — Part 3: What to Do About It

September 1, 2023

If you’ve been following along with this series, I appreciate your continued interest in the topic of fixing our meetings.  If you’re new to the series, welcome! Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2 so you can catch up. In the last blog, I asserted that we are having the wrong types […]

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Meeting Equity, Return to Office, and the Best COVID-era Advancement in Video Teleconferencing

May 26, 2023

Greetings, AV friends, from your too-long absent pixel and ink-stained wretch. The last few years have seen some big changes for all of us, including a shift to full-time remote work and, eventually, back to a physical office. Personally, I have returned to my commute and in-person work as of late last year. It’s been […]

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The Flexibility vs. Performance Trade-off

November 30, 2022

“For every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction.” – Sir Isaac Newton I talk to a lot of people about the future of work and how businesses are rethinking their real estate footprints and spaces to adapt to the reality of a hybrid future. Companies want people to come back […]

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The How Market Likely Wins Award for Fastest to Pivot To Streaming Video During Pandemic

April 14, 2022

“Adapt or Die.” That was everyone’s mantra over the past two years, but it’s likely that no segment of the market adapted faster than Houses of Worship (HOW). Though generally not considered the most tech-heavy in application, HOWs took to Facebook Live faster than any other segment of the market took to any other messaging […]

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Webinar | The Future of Hybrid, HyFlex and Online Learning is All About AV

April 6, 2022

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. UCC platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet have revolutionized classrooms and meetings. But what about meeting equity? To not consider designing HyFlex spaces, those who join future meetings and classes remotely will feel unequal. They may not participate and could, eventually, […]

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The Connection Center

November 17, 2021

There’s a lot of debate about the return to the office, the hybrid work week and the potential hub and spoke layout of the future. To be honest, I’m not sure every company needs an office, but I know for certain that if you are keeping a real estate footprint at all, you should be […]

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The Struggle for ‘Seamless’ Hybrid Experiences

June 23, 2021

There are 1,001 blogs on the hybrid workplace and hybrid classrooms. Heck, I may have even contributed to that total. But before you dismiss this one, I’ll tell you it’s short, intuitive and not quite the same as the others. If you’re doing hybrid meetings or classrooms, you already know the main components: Audience facing […]

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Entanglement: Tech and Workplace

March 30, 2021

You’ve likely noticed that there is a lot of chatter about technology these days as it pertains to the hybrid work environment, remote collaboration, touchless interfaces and the return to the office in general. I’ve stated in the past that you really can’t be an expert in workplace technology without first being an expert in […]

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Switching on the Edge

March 12, 2021

Hybrid. It’s a two-syllable word that seems like it would be easy to define, but it’s actually not. The hybrid workplace is defined as one in which by default, a percentage of employees are remote while the rest are in person. If you’re watching any of the studies out there, its obvious that the five-day, […]

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Sneak Peek: 5 Things to Look Forward to on SYNNEX’s Next LAVNCH Day

August 17, 2020

SYNNEX’s next COLLABSolv LAVNCH Day, SYNNEX COLLABSolv Home-to-Office Technology Day, will take place on Thursday, August 20. We got a preview of the day over here at rAVe. Here are the five things I’m looking forward to for it: 1. Making sense of hybrid working. “Hybrid working” has become a big industry buzzword, and I […]

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Barco’s Virtual Classroom at UCL: A Case Study for the Future of All University Classrooms?

July 2, 2020

Come fall 2020, every university will be approaching students’ return to campus a little differently. What’s clear is that the notion of the hybrid/HyFlex classroom (or whatever you want to call it) is rapidly gaining traction among the AV community — especially as we start to realize how integral audiovisual technology will be to the […]

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