Organisations have seen the value of huddle spaces, essentially a number of small meeting areas in favour of a single, large conference room. These collaborative spaces can be setup easily and cost effectively, as the level of equipment required is less than a larger meeting/conference room.
“Huddle” is not really a term we want to use since the social distancing has been in place following the coronavirus pandemic. While huddle rooms were previously used to bring people together in close proximity to discuss ideas, they can now be used for staff onsite to move away from their desks and connect with colleagues working from home. Brainstorming will continue and these spaces can be utilised to help staff to spread out and connect without needing to be in the same location.
Huddle rooms are small creative workspaces for frequent meetings, providing employees with collaboration space to work on projects or participate in conference calls that cannot be carried out in an open plan office.
Huddle rooms support bring your own device (BYOD). The AV needs to be walk-up and use technology that starts the collaboration process instantly, and with easy connection for BYOD (laptop/tablet/mobile). Displaying content from tablets and mobiles has to be taken in to consideration, where wireless connectivity for content sharing is favoured.
Huddle spaces essentially free up larger meeting rooms and boardroom for those all-important meetings. Huddle spaces are ideally equipped with a display and web conferencing peripheral, and wireless screen sharing to encourage all forms of teamworking and improving productivity.
Huddle Rooms important to those looking to improve communication of a basic message. They provide a quiet space where a small group of collaborators can have an intimate conversation, impromptu brainstorms, and problem-solving discussions without interruptions. They typically have a small central table that allows for sitting or standing.