When the developers were meeting to update company software, they beamed the current software directly to the ViewBoard display so that everyone in the room could comfortably see it.
“With the old projector, you could put your stuff on the projector and it would go up on the wall, but this board brings it to life,” Jenkins says. “Everything has a crisp, clear look.”
It works the other way, too: “You can write on the board and it reflects back on your devices, as well,” he says. “So if you have a bunch of people in the room, and some can’t see the board really well, they’ll be able to see it on their device.”
And because the meeting notes, slides, and illustrations save to the cloud, they’re accessible anywhere. “It doesn’t matter where we are. I can be traveling and upload something to share with our group here. We can do a video session or rep training from a customer site. It makes us feel like we’re still connected,” Jenkins says.
BREAKING THROUGH PRODUCTIVITY ROADBLOCKS
“The ViewBoard display has been a lifesaver,” Jenkins says. “It has helped us in so many ways.”
ViewBoard display users save time by managing all their meeting-related tasks in one place, resulting in less duplicated work. They also spend less time dealing with technical issues that arise from having to connect multiple systems and devices. As a result, ATech meetings are more focused and productive now.
“Any ideas or thoughts we have, we’re right there together,” Jenkins says. “Everybody’s able to view what we want to share and the ideas we want to get across without us having to print pictures or ideas, come back in two hours, and hash this out again. We’re able to get everything figured out right then and there.”
ATech uses the ViewBoard display for virtual meetings and training with clients as well as remote team members. Recently they used it for a video session to finally meet all of the sales reps in Puerto Rico.
“We’re able to connect with them so much better than over a phone call,” Jenkins says. “We felt like we were all together, even though we were in two different parts of the planet. It feels like we’re all one big team, no matter where we are.”
FACE-TO-FACE COLLABORATION, WITHOUT THE FACES BEING SO CLOSE TOGETHER
Collaboration has increased among all the departments. Where once employees avoided the conference room, now every department has a meeting several times a week.
“For the first time, everybody on the fabrication team was able to sit down instead of crowding around a computer monitor to share ideas,” Jenkins says. “It’s face-to-face, which is more meaningful, and everybody’s more relaxed. It just makes everything a little bit more easygoing, easy flowing.”
“Now we’re able to work together as a team to share ideas and focus on what we need to work on.”
And everyone feels included in the discussion, Jenkins says. “It’s important that we feel like we’re all in it together.”
THE COMPANY SHOWPIECE
“The ViewBoard display is a showpiece now,” he says. “For everybody who comes into the building, including clients, we highlight the conference room. ‘Look what we can do to help you out now! You may be in the office today, but we have other ways we can connect with you in the future!’”
ATech prides itself on being the leader and expert in the automotive training field. The ViewSonic ViewBoard display is another tool that helps its employees come together as a team to bring ideas to life— and even after the idea is brought to life, to continue to support and train customers, Jenkins says. “We are planning on using the ViewBoard display for webinars, training customers on our equipment, and other projects.”
He believes the ViewBoard display can become the showpiece in other organizations, as well. “ViewSonic has been awesome; its products are great. We use ViewSonic monitors, and we’ve always been a big fan of the company. The ViewBoard display has proven itself and its value.”
“If I tried to take it out of that conference room, I’d have an uprising on my hands. That’s how much our employees love the ViewBoard display.”
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