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There has been a tremendous amount of growth in the virtual and remote workforce over the last several years. Even before the pandemic forced many employees to transition into working from home, we here at Bluewater were seeing a change in the way that companies staffed and communicated with their employees. 

The truth is the advances in internet capability and technology has made it easier than ever for companies to connect with remote employees via video conferencing or corporate chat apps.  

Many businesses also quickly realized that opting into this modern workplace style gave them the ability to access new talent and collaboration opportunities that they otherwise would not have had access to if they were requiring all employees to work from the office. And everything only amplified as more and more employees began working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak and we saw a shift in priorities for today’s modern employee. 

Appealing to Today’s Modern Worker 

There are a number of reasons why the trend of work-from-home opportunities and full-time remote positions has skyrocketed in the last year. Of course, the pandemic has forced many businesses to shift to virtual in order to keep everyone as safe as possible. However, once employees and employers alike grew comfortable with working remotely, many began to realize just how practical working from home could be while also juggling the requirements of today’s modern lifestyle (kids, schedule flexibility, etc.). 

Just like we have seen the latest and greatest technology dictate the level of top talent that you can attract as a business, we are now seeing that offering remote AV technology can make a significant difference in the recruiting and hiring process.  

And as the status of the world continues to fuel the trend of remote work even more so, we are only going to see the requirements for system flexibility and updated AV setups increase.  

How to Keep Up to Date with Changing AV Requirements 

It can feel daunting to some companies to think about just how fast technology is changing and how often they need to redo their AV system in order to keep up with the most up-to-date tech requirements, like streaming and video conferencing. Our team at Bluewater saw this for decades first-hand as we installed permanent AV systems in corporate offices where there would be a large upfront cost for materials, labor, and services, plus any ongoing updates that needed to happen as technology aged out of date. 

However, over the last couple of years, we have been shifting many companies over to an AV subscription service model called AV as a Service, which flips that heavy upfront fee to a subscription model that balances the need for modern, up to date systems with ongoing maintenance for one monthly cost, which ensures that you are always getting the most benefit out of your technology while it is still up to date. 

Our Bluewater AVaaS Lighting Rooms can come pre-packaged and engineered for your office spaces, conference rooms or huddle rooms to ensure that all your primary AV needs are packaged up and ready to go (displays, HDMI, wireless connectors, smart enclosures, etc.) so that you can easily connect and communicate with employees inside or outside of your building. 

We also offer remote work kits that set your remote employees up with high quality cameras, speakers, and microphones so that their work from home environment is as robust as those at the office. 

Want to learn more about how you can make the most of your audio visual investment and set your remote workforce up for success? Click here to talk with one of our AV as a Service professionals who can walk you through the benefits of this AV subscription model.