Most companies are not getting the most from their corporate training room. Like many initiatives, there may be a pull to utilize the space at first, but without the technology to support teaching efforts, they will eventually be left to collect dust. And if there’s one thing that companies can’t tolerate, it’s wasted space. Fortunately, with the right A/V solutions, people won’t just use the space more often – they will look forward to doing so. And with engaging A/V technology, new hires will be able to learn faster and better retain what they learn.
Outfitting a Corporate Training Room
Bringing new hires up to speed is an essential function of successful companies, as is teaching new material to people who have been with the company for a while. But the fact is, most people don’t enjoy going back to school, even if it is mandatory for their development. The trick, then, is to prevent the experience from feeling like school is back in session. An easy way around that is A/V technology, but it may not be obvious why to managers. Here’s a preview of what modern A/V solutions can do for a company’s teaching resources:
- Greatly improve worker engagement. The most important priority is keeping everyone focused on the material. This is tough to do with nothing but a presenter going over some printed sheets or droning on without visuals. To keep attention from wandering, consider installing high quality displays in the space. These can easily be tied to other devices, including laptops or tablets, allowing presenters to bring in interesting visual aids to help with the instruction process. According to the Social Science Research Network, 2/3 of people are visual learners, so displays can greatly improve retention on their own.
- Make complex material easier to understand. In technical industries, workers are constantly challenged with mentally demanding material, and with every new product or development, it’s a new challenge for personnel. With interactive displays and annotation software, though, presenters can quickly point out important concepts and develop more detailed lesson plans.
- Improve interaction between participants. The best teaching methods are those that bring the students into the lesson. And in this case, that means giving everyone a chance to be heard, literally. Audio is often forgotten when setting up a corporate training room, but if everyone can contribute to the meeting, then it will drive engagement even more. This can be done with smart microphone and speaker placement. Audio cabling can even be integrated into desks and tables, reducing the clutter they produce.
- Bring in experts from around the world. With video conferencing technology, presenters can connect to professionals within the company, and consultants working with the company to enhance lesson delivery. This may be required for advanced lessons that can only be handled by an engineer or other technical personnel.
It is possible for companies to get more from their training rooms, but to maximize their potential, A/V solutions should be considered a priority.