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Hybrid collaboration in the office


Count & Cooper often work in teams. Colleagues work at the head office and on various large construction projects throughout the country. A mix of meetings is used for this. Some meetings are 100% physical. But a large part of the meetings is now hybrid meetings. In this story, we look at the solution of hybrid collaboration in the office.

At the renovated head office of Count & Cooper – project office for civil projects –  we spoke to Dirk Bakker – partner and Practice Lead of Digital Project Management. The topic of discussion was how and with which technology they collaborate efficiently. 

Our colleagues simply started using the systems, without much explanation being required.

Dirk Bakker, Partner and Practice Lead of Digital Project Management

You want hybrid meetings to run smoothly 

To facilitate hybrid meetings, all meeting rooms are equipped by AVEX with a Jabra Panacast – a video bar with 3 cameras. And that is why it is used a lot. The panoramic 180-degree image of the video bar is particularly pleasing. This feature gives a nice overview of the entire meeting room. This way you can clearly see all physical participants in the meeting room. The camera also smoothly switches to a close-up of the speaker who is speaking. Another frequently used function is the possibility to simultaneously visualize a whiteboard in the meeting room online. 

All meeting rooms provide a simple plug-in solution 

The main reason for this is that it just always works. Simply connect the USB cable to your laptop or tablet and you can immediately start the meeting. Much less susceptible to interference and the advantage is that you can also immediately charge your device. Very handy, because the office is right next to Rotterdam Central, so many colleagues travel by train. And so always have a full battery to be able to use travel time efficiently. 

Multifunctional use of the Werkcafé 

In addition to furnishing the meeting rooms, AVEX also equipped the Count & Cooper Work Café with a new QSC audio installation and 2 Samsung 85” displays for presentations. And a personalized Catchbox to stimulate interaction. This new equipment is also used a lot and well. In the past, people rented a room at an external location for the quarterly meeting and training sessions. With the renovation of the office, one of the wishes was to create a large multifunctional work café. The entire company can gather here on Fridays, but it is now also used for the quarterly meeting and training sessions. Better for the team feeling and it saves costs for renting a location. 

Why choose AVEX: because of the possibility of a demo in the decision phase 

Count & Cooper has chosen AVEX as an AV partner in this project. There had never been collaboration before; people came to AVEX via the internet.

Dirk Bakker: “What was really nice in our search for a suitable solution – in addition to the contact with Mark Boddeke, our account manager and point of contact – was definitely the opportunity to test the selected equipment to see how it works in practice. ” 

What was nice about AVEX is the possibility to test the selected equipment. That way we could see how it would work in practice. 

What was nice about AVEX is the possibility to test the selected equipment. That way we could see how it would work in practice.

AVEX’s showroom, meeting rooms and boardroom are perfect for practical demos. These areas are regularly used to introduce our clients to the latest equipment. Furnishing different spaces often require a significant investment. We are therefore happy to take the time to go through the various options together with the client and to determine which type best meets the objectives and needs of the ultimate user. 

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About Count & Cooper 

Count & Cooper provides project management in the world of civil projects. They do this in the role of consultant or as a cooperation partner in mainly infrastructure projects. The company has been in existence for 10 years now and employs 60 colleagues.