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3 ways to use Interactive Flat Panel Displays to boost productivity in the office

3 ways to use Interactive Flat Panel Displays to boost productivity in the office

5th March 2018

Forget flip charts with badly drawn, indecipherable diagrams and marker pens that run out at a crucial moment. Forget overhead projectors with bulbs that burn out halfway through a presentation. And forget huddling round a PC where no-one can see properly. It’s time to bring your meetings and communication processes into the 21st century by installing an Interactive Flat Panel Display in your workplace to boost productivity, encourage collaboration and use time more efficiently.

Engaged employees are productive employees and the use of this innovative, touch-screen digital technology enables you to create, share and interact with rich web and other digital content and make your business communications clear and compelling, helping you to gain a competitive edge by minimising wasted time and motivating your staff. Here are a few ways your business could benefit.

1. Transforming meetings

We've all been in dull meetings that seem to go on forever, making half-hearted, incomplete notes that make no sense when you read them back later – if you can read them at all. An Interactive Flat Panel Display will bring your meetings to life with stunning visuals, crisp sound and access to inspiring content and applications. You’ll be able to automatically record notes or capture screenshots in real time which can then be distributed to participants at the end of the meeting. Ideas and planning sessions will become more dynamic – more than one person can work on a screen at a time – with up to 20 touch points on some models, making for a truly collaborative experience where ideas can be shared and discussed in detail. And because Interactive Flat Panel Displays come in various sizes and can be installed just about anywhere, they can turn any space into a dynamic collaborative hub.

The business environment is constantly evolving and it’s not always easy to get people together in one place at the same time. By installing intuitive Interactive Flat Panel Displays with built-in PCs in offices and meeting rooms throughout your building and off-site in other locations, information and ideas can be instantly shared between teams. Documents and applications can be written over with digital ‘ink’ using a stylus pen or a finger, images can be resized and moved around, ideas and data shared, and it’s easy to integrate with other useful applications to enhance presentations. Meetings can also be arranged and set up at short notice as there’s no fiddling with wires or connecting to external sources. You simply walk in, switch on and begin, it’s that easy! Adding collaborative software means that colleagues who are in other locations can interact with meetings remotely, cutting down on travel costs and unproductive time and speeding up the decision making process.

2. Enhancing key performance indicators

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition to motivate your staff. Interactive Flat Panel Displays can help here too. Indeed, many companies already use screens to display key performance indicators. For example, a customer service centre may track issues and how they are resolved, or display sales figures and see how they measure up against targets, while a web team might analyse web metrics such as 404 errors, site traffic and conversions. Having this information on screen for all to see and having it constantly update in real time can help motivate your teams to improve performance and drive results and business growth.

Integrating with apps can foster a competitive spirit among your sales teams by creating fun sales contests that motivate them to reach and exceed their targets. A reward system can be set up to keep team members engaged for longer. Individual standings are constantly displayed and updated on a leader board so teams can see how they are performing in relation to other teams. Individual team members’ performance and other metrics are easier to analyse – number of calls answered or made, leads generated, deals closed, targets reached. And displaying this information publicly on a big screen keeps everyone in the loop and inspires and engages the whole company.

Seeing this kind of data on a big screen also means that teams can hold informal meetings more easily to really dig deeper into the analytics, manipulating the on-screen data and working together to identify where improvements need to be made. It also allows anyone to contribute, helping to inspire a ‘we’re all in this together’ mentality amongst staff, which will inspire higher performance at all levels.

3. Managing workflow

Businesses have been using tools like KanBan cards for years to monitor production and track workflow, but web-based tools like Trello have brought things into the digital age. Displaying multiple projects on an Interactive Flat Panel Display allows everyone to see what stage various tasks are at and allows team members to move and update the status of cards on the communal screen without having to log into their own devices. Trello works in real time so updates are instant and keep everyone informed. It makes collaboration simple and transparent and is ideal for sharing progress information in meetings or for allowing team members who are off-site to quickly update information, which can be shared with other members of the team.

An informed workforce is likely to be more productive and efficient as individuals will feel that their contribution is making a difference – that everyone is working towards a common business goal. Interactive Flat Panel Displays with their state-of-the art digital technology can help foster that communality by helping with communication, engagement, training, collaboration, decision making and interaction, whatever business or organisation you’re in.

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