Regardless of whether you intend to renovate, relocate your office or simply start from scratch, you’re going to need some audio-visual components straight away. It’s difficult to imagine a productive meeting without some ‘show and tell’, and it’s pretty fair to say that most investors won’t be as entertained by abstract ideas alone.
That being said, it’s quite obvious – updating and upgrading your audio visual systems for your office will go a long way in helping you improve the overall performance of your brand. We’ve prepared a couple of tips to get you started:
a) Visuals and audio elements are equally important
It’s not too hard to imagine a scenario where you’ve stumbled upon a bargain TV model and you’ve decided to buy them in bulk. While outfitting your office space with a dozen premium quality TVs at a relatively approachable price does seem cost-effective, you shouldn’t pulverize your budget to the extent that you’ll have to wait a month or two to equip your offices with decent audio elements.
Some people might think that ‘good TVs have booming speakers, visuals are overrated’, but that’s quite far from the truth unless your office is basically a smallish room with a handful of employees. That being said, the following advice is:
b) Plan the ‘quantity’ in accord with ‘quality’
More TVs won’t necessarily help if they’re all mediocre in terms of quality, and the same can be said for speaker systems as well. On another hand, it won’t do you much good if you invest all of your money in a single plasma-screen TV or a floor-standing speaker with 10-inch speakers.
Surely enough, you could host a decent party with either of these, but in the business world, precision is absolutely mandatory and that can only be achieved with a good balance between ‘enough TVs and speaker systems’ and ‘good sounding speakers and clearly visible screens’.
c) Plan ahead and adapt if necessary, not the other way around
If you’re just starting out, one of the best things you can do is to settle for a definite budget for each segment of your eventual shopping trip. Most of the money will be flushed to the workforce and the building itself, but that doesn’t mean that you should simply settle for whichever audio-visuals you can afford at a later point.
Investing in good audio visual systems means investing in your brand, your business, and most importantly, your budget. Better systems will substantially boost your work staff coordination, they improve morale, team-building skills, and simply because they ‘look’ great in terms of aesthetics, they’re bound to keep the investors and potential clients in their seat for a couple more minutes longer.
The same tactic can be applied to situations where you’re relocating, only in this particular scenario you should focus on ‘upgrades’. Who’s to say that you don’t already have a decent speaker system – all you have to do next is simply fit it in an adequate match with appropriate visuals.