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Huddle Rooms and The Changing Nature of Business Meetings

With an evolving workforce demographic and recent advances in collaboration technology, businesses are using huddle spaces to change the way teams interact.

How Demographics & Technology are Impacting Workspaces

The U.S. workplace is undergoing one of its largest transformations in the past 40 years.  In 2020, Millennials will make up 50% of the workpace.  Baby Boomers, just 25%.  A recent phenomenon emerged from this convergence is the huddle room, a small pace that facilitates quick, casual, often unplanned meetings.

The Dynamics of a Changing Workplace

While there is a broad agreement between Boomers and Millenials on work-related values, there are notable difference in style. Enterprises that find ways to satisfy these generations' similarities, while also bridging their differences, will benefit from improved recruiting and retention of these workers.

The Emergence of Huddle Rooms

Several behavioral trends encourage the use of huddle rooms: mobility, spontaneous interactions, & geographically dispersed workforces. In addition to behavioral trends, several technological trends support the rise of huddle rooms: pervasive networking, mobile technologies, and social/collaboration software.

Considerations in Establishing Huddle Rooms

Two primary considerations in establishing huddle rooms are the design space and the technology deployed. Consider size, location, look and feel when designing huddle rooms and Audio, Video, Interactive Projectors, Network Integrations, Universal connection methods and security when integrating tech into your space.

The Convergence of Culture and Technology

To attract and retain talent create workspaces that facilitate and enable worker preferences and styles. Keep in mind, any decision affecting culture also affects technology and vice versa. Learn more about how Epson technologies are changing the way the world does business by downloading the report below.

Huddle Rooms:  How Demographics & Technology are Impacting Workspaces

What's Inside this Whitepaper:

  • 9 page PDF
  • Executive Summary
  • Part I: The Dynamics of a Changing Workplace
  • Part II: The Emergence of Huddle Rooms
  • Part III: Considerations in Establishing Huddle Rooms
  • Part IV: The Convergence of Culture and Technology in the Workplace
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