How To Use Technology To Maximize Employee Engagement During Meetings

The global digital signage and display market should reach $20.03 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. But it certainly isn’t by chance — sharp interactive displays are becoming more popular and widely used across various industries for both internal and external use. In fact, many businesses are incorporating sharp interactive displays into their everyday productivity workflow. While digital displays are often used for customer-facing purposes, they can also be used to engage employees during meetings.

If you’ve noticed blank looks and yawns during recent company meetings, then more engaging visuals could help you focus attention. Here’s what you need to know about maximizing employee productivity and engagement during business meetings using state-of-the-art interactive display boards.

Employee Habits

First, let’s talk statistics. Traditional meetings aren’t always as productive as they could be. In a study by Steven Rogelberg of the University of North Carolina, 71% of senior managers said that their organization’s meetings are unproductive and inefficient.

“Well, employees don’t spend all that much time in meetings, so why does it matter?”

According to the National Statistics Council, 37% of employee time is spent in meetings, and employees attend an average of 62 meetings each month. With these statistics in mind, it’s no secret that it’s absolutely worthwhile for your business to invest in the proper resources to streamline efficiency and engagement.

How Sharp Smart Boards Help

“PowerPoints are the peacocks of the business world: all show, no meat.”

This quote may have originated from a comedy TV show called The Office, but it rings extraordinarily true in today’s fast-paced and dynamic workplace, where people have very limited attention spans. Sharp touch screen whiteboards, on the other hand, allow for direct interaction with employees. Employees will stop feeling like they’re just absorbing information and start feeling more involved with your business’s goals. Touch screen display boards are the ultimate way to bridge the ever-widening communication gap between upper and lower level employees. Unlike the stereotypical slide presentation, employees won’t grow bored after just a few minutes — they’ll be eager to provide feedback and demonstrate their skills.

Remember: meetings aren’t a spectator sport, and it’s your job to get employees in the game. There are nearly 28 million small businesses in the U.S., and a shocking number of them can reap the extraordinary benefits of sharp interactive displays and other hands-on communicative technologies. For more information about incorporating interactive displays into employee meetings, contact The Wilson Group today.