Oblong Industries, a company that builds interactive spatial operating environments for the new era of collaborative work, has launched Mezzanine Teamwork – the solution brings high-performance collaboration into huddle spaces and compact meeting room environments.
Mezzanine Teamwork’s dual-screen configuration makes efficient use of wall space, but sacrifices none of the power of standard Mezzanine.
Collaboration – a process that flows through knowledge sharing, content creation, and decision-making phases – is only optimised when everyone is fully engaged. Mezzanine Teamwork supports productivity by maintaining creative momentum and allowing rapid, natural transitions between these collaborative phases. New ideas flow because the technology enables teams to create and share in parallel, from any application, and from any location.
“Teams around the globe, in workspaces and meetings rooms of all sizes, will have access to true collaboration,” said John Underkoffler, CEO of Oblong. “That means contributing interactively and in real time to a shared visual context – and a team that literally sees the same thing in the same way is ideally equipped to produce great content and make smart decisions.”
Research shows that in the heat of creativity, momentum matters. Collaborators lose the thread if they have to take turns or wait. Just one second’s pause interrupts flow of thought; after 10 seconds people tend to disengage from an ongoing dialogue. Remote teams are more likely to suffer such disengagement, which in turn drops innovative behavior by 93% and performance by 50%.
Mezzanine Teamwork transforms meetings and workflows into fluid, immersive experiences with content and control equally accessible to everyone – an experience called Infopresence. Teams stay in the flow start to finish, using wands or their personal devices to accentuate, order, and winnow possibilities to accelerate getting to a decision.
“We’re thrilled to launch a new member of the Mezzanine family and open a crucial new market,” Underkoffler concluded. “Mezzanine Teamwork is one more way we enable people throughout an organisation to be as creative, collaborative, and productive in the workplace as success in the twenty-first century requires.”