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4 ways to make the most of video conferencing breakouts at work

4 ways to make the most of video conferencing breakouts at work

Over the last three years, as the business world has adjusted on the fly to a global pandemic, IT leaders have changed their approach in a number of ways. In short, they’re using workplace modernization strategies that can help them adapt and thrive.

Take high-tech collaboration platforms, for instance. With so many people today working in remote and hybrid arrangements, corporate IT decision-makers are using new technology to offer employees and their teammates new ways to communicate, collaborate, and get work done.

In many cases, the traditional in-person “meeting” has been replaced by the virtual conference. Companies are using remote collaboration platforms for all sorts of functions, ranging from onboarding and training sessions to the everyday team meetings that consume employees’ daily grind.

And remote collaboration isn’t just for large group conversations, either. Gradually, companies are starting to figure out that smaller “breakout”-style conferences can also be effective for building teams that are small yet highly collaborative and productive.

Let’s take a look at four situations in which small group meetings can have an outsized impact.

Leading group training sessions

Say you have a specialized new IT solution that will be valuable for a certain subset of your employees who handle a certain type of work. The best way to get them up and running quickly is with a small group training session. This gives the employees in question a specialized lesson that can be catered to their needs, and it also doesn’t burden the rest of your employees.

Conducting workshops and demonstrations

Is your organization adopting a new IT strategy, or launching a new product? If you need to walk people through it, the best approach is with a breakout meeting where you can demonstrate the solution to a targeted group of people who need it most. The presenter can interact with a relatively small group, answer questions, and collaborate in a relaxed atmosphere.

Leading team brainstorming sessions

What do your teams do when they need to huddle up and think of strategies to tackle a new work project? Large meetings don’t often work, as not everyone has a chance to contribute their thoughts to the group. But with a small group, teammates can all get a chance to share their ideas and compile them before bringing their conclusions back to the larger team.

Holding quick sidebar chats

We’ve all been in this situation before – a topic comes up in a large group meeting, and the best way to handle it is with a quick chat with one or two teammates. “We’ll take this offline,” you often hear. But with a good video conferencing solution, you can instead take it online, resolving the issue in a quick sidebar.

And when it comes time to deploy that video conferencing solution, you know what to do. It’s simple: Just turn to Logitech and Zones. Logitech MeetUp is an all-in-one conference camera with an ultra-wide PTZ lens and built-in speakers, so it’s perfect for high-quality conversations in small groups. Plus, Logitech Tap IP lets employees join meetings with just one touch, and RoomMate turns any space into a conference room.

Logitech makes remote collaboration possible for everyone – and in Zones, you’ve got a trusted Logitech partner with all the knowledge and experience needed to get you up and running effectively. Connect with us today, and you'll see what we’re talking about.

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