Where would we be without innovation or imagination? Without creativity, we certainly would not be scrolling content on smartphones, exchanging information online, or virtually collaborating from anywhere.
Creative ideas are at the core of any successful business - so it's no surprise that corporations across the enterprise are continually seeking ways to foster innovation, especially as the era of hybrid teams continues to develop.
Here are three ways technology can boost creativity in the workplace, for both in-room and remote employees:
Facilitate effective ideation + collaborative sessions
If you've ever had a technology-free meeting, you know the pain of shuffling through papers, scribbling notes, and trying to present all at once.
With bring your own device (BYOD) collaboration software like T1V ThinkHub, employees can come to brainstorming or brainswarming sessions with their own devices - laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc... - prepared to share ideas with each other in real-time.
In-room, many organizations are turning to BYOD- friendly, large-format, interactive touchscreens, where employees can consolidate information, visualize new ideas, and problem solve.
Remote employees can contribute to the same ThinkHub Canvas that is featured on the in-room touchscreen by joining the Session through the T1V app. These remote meeting participants can view, point, and control the Canvas just as the in-room collaborators would.
Create more dynamic meeting environments
You can also join a visual collaboration session remotely through the T1V app even if you’re in the meeting room.
In this type of BYOD environment, there is a greater level of mobility. You can sit where you want without having to worry about how far the cord will reach and share your device screen wirelessly, without having to deal with an assortment of cables.
What’s more, coworkers in different areas of the office can share information without leaving their desks - even if they’re in the same office. Add video conferencing integration to your collaboration solution so that employees can communicate face-to-face.
These dynamic environments provide the flexibility that creativity thrives in.
Activate employee participation
The best ideas come from minds that are motivated and hard at work. Engage employees with intuitive software and advanced content sharing capabilities that allow them to express their ideas clearly and concisely.
Employees can share file-based content including videos, PDFs, images at the same time as web-based content - like online platforms, Office 365, Google Workspace and more...
Nothing sparks creativity more than seeing it expressed in others. By bringing ideas together in new and dynamic ways, visual collaboration technology facilitates idea sharing.
Imagine a room full of designers consolidating their ideas to a single Canvas where everyone can view and interact with designs, see how concepts overlap, and regroup images based on certain factors - or even collaborate with coworkers across the globe.
For more insight into how ThinkHub collaboration software can boost creativity for your team, schedule a demo today.
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been updated for accuracy and relevance.
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Originally published October 29, 2015, updated April 15th, 2021