Code3AV just spent over a year working with our clients to make sure they could all meet remotely, but now many of our clients are vaccinated and coming back to the office, and so are we.
Code 3 AV has made the shift back to the office, and many of our customers are doing the same thing. I think that some of the shine of working from home has worn off for a lot of folks. Obviously, there are a lot of benefits to working from home, but I think we have also found that there are a few downsides as well. Google “Zoom fatigue”. I am surprised by how much I want to get back to the office.
Google “Zoom fatigue”. I am surprised by how much I want to get back to the office.
I really thought that the hybrid model might be here to stay, and in some ways, I think it is, but not as much as I thought previously. I think we can all appreciate the flexibility, right? There is an understanding now that meetings can be as easy or even easier to do remote as they are in person. Personally, I work well at home. I can focus at home. I can get more done faster, and because of that, this year I also learned to speak Spanish, I took up bike riding every day, I lost 40 pounds, and my lawn is amazing – But, after a year of meeting exclusively online, and working solo – Coming back to the office now, I’ve noticed a few things. Now that we’re all seeing each other face to face again, I don’t really know how to describe it, but I feel fully engaged. I feel like I’m firing on all cylinders again. Work is fun again.
So – what does this mean to the world of audiovisual? It means we’re scrambling to make sure that all of the temporary band-aids and workarounds we did to convert our clients’ systems over to remote meetings need to go back to handling live meeting situations again as well. It means systems that might not have even been turned on in over a year need to be updated and tested. You may also find that some of your older gear has picked up a few new tricks over the past few months via a firmware update or two. Call your AV integrator, and schedule a check-up. We call them “Preventative maintenance” visits. Let’s test what we’ve got, and let’s talk about what you need now.
You may also find that some of your older gear has picked up a few new tricks over the past few months via a firmware update or two.
Take a look at your current spaces. We’re currently re-evaluating all of our office and meeting space and thinking about how we could be using them more efficiently. It’s a great time to do a little daydreaming about how the future might look. Code3AV is not shifting back. We’re shifting forward.