Workplace collaboration continues to be one of the most important factors in successful teamwork.
As we return to work, we need to make it easy for individuals to do this — whether everyone is in the office together, working from home, or both. .
And improving office workstations is key to enabling staff to work as productively as if they were working from home.
Experts say collaboration is based on good and clear communication, and we agree.
Improvements in monitor technology over the last 24 months go a long way toward meeting the communication and collaboration needs of hybrid work models.
In fact, many Australians go back to the office looking for equipment, which is often not as good as a work-from-home setup.
This is because during the lockdown workers had the opportunity to educate themselves on the monitors they had to purchase during the lockdown.
Now is the time for companies to invest in the best technology they can afford to bring employees back to the office. Monitor technology has made great strides during lockdown.
Older monitors can cause eye strain without the flicker-free technology, high-resolution displays, and curved screens that many of today’s business models offer.
Additionally, the inability to adjust the height of the monitor can result in a poor ergonomic setup.
Wise employers recognize that a comfortable, relaxed, focused and empowered workforce produces better results in the short and long term.
For example, monitors should be positioned so that the user looks down slightly at the screen.
For evolutionary reasons, it is easier for humans to look down than to look up. Be careful if you have a flat screen TV hanging on the mantelpiece. Do you sit in the front row when you go to the movies?
workplace ah&S experts say employers who do not support workers can expect worker turnover, absenteeism, compensation costs, and enforcement from workplace safety agencies.
The technology industry has come up with new innovations that help increase productivity, remove clutter from desks, and make meetings more seamless than ever, even when some or many of the participants are not physically present. We use technology to respond with improvements that make our jobs easier. room.
Meanwhile, workplace psychologist Bendelta says that more than ever, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence are important in navigating decision-making and collaborative efforts.
It’s important to do simple things right. If commuting is already a major barrier to overcome, complex technology can have a significant impact on motivation to come to the office.
In fact, because people are more productive working remotely, office-specific technology issues are seen by staff as a hindrance to productivity, increasing stress and potentially demoralizing.
Up to 93% of all communication is said to be non-verbal, so your team will pick up on non-verbal cues when some or all meeting participants are not physically present What you can do is more important than ever.
More than ever, human interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence are critical in navigating decision-making and collaborative efforts.
Technologies exist that dynamically adapt to different working conditions, enable a more seamless virtual experience, and present colleagues and clients more vividly, clearly, and realistically.
Samsung has not joined the debate about whether employees should return to the office. But what we can do is provide the best technology to help our employees be as comfortable and productive as possible while facilitating collaboration with the latest technology, whether at home or in the office. is.
Curved monitors, for example, can provide a more immersive screen, reducing eye strain and improving focus because the technology works with the shape of your eye instead of against it. Widescreen maximizes screen real estate and eliminates the hassle of setting up dual monitors to multitask on just one screen.
And the federal government’s recent announcement of a 120% tax cut for small businesses to cover technology upgrades is a powerful incentive for employers to loosen their purse strings.
Phil Gaut is Senior Director of Display and Memory Solutions at Samsung Australia.