Distributor Jenne Inc. and fast-growing video-conferencing manufacturer Boom Collaboration toasted two years of success with beach and basketball-themed slam dunk parties.
The companies celebrated with staff at Jenne’s Avon, Ohio, headquarters and highlighted the world of work evolves, with more emphasis on a gradual return to the office.
The latest trends are triggering growing demand for full-room systems following an explosion in sales for personal devices, where Boom – spearheaded by founders Fredrik Hörnkvist and Holli Hulett – has witnessed a 40 percent rise in global orders over the last 12 months.
Turning to wider market trends, Jenne’s Director of Marketing Erik Fenberg highlighted how a shift back to the office is gaining momentum for many organizations.
“We are starting to see more companies issuing return to work policies, even if just for a few days a week,” Fenberg said. “Some have been doing it for quite a while and others are just starting to return now. We don’t know if we’ll ever see a complete return to office policy but multiple days a week is a reality for most. It just depends on industries, companies, safety, etc. and how they handle everything.”
He emphasized: “The world has changed dramatically since March 2020. One positive change we’ve learned is how companies that were never or even thought of being remote before quickly switched and we’re very successful and maintained a high level of workforce productivity.”
In March this year, Jenne issued a return-to-office policy for all Avon HQ employees on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. “It’s important to get employees back together in the office as it enhances collaboration, enthusiasm, productivity, and drives the Jenne culture,” Fenberg stated.
He continued, “The ever-changing workplace of the last three years has led to many necessary innovations as the marketplace has adapted to meet demands. From the initially incredibly high demand for personal video solutions to more flexible hybrid type solutions, and now more room type solutions. With the help of our vendors like Boom Collaboration, Jenne has been able to fulfill these demands and remain ahead of the curve.
“With increased companies transitioning back to the office or a hybrid work solution, we have seen more of a focus on full-room video solutions over personal VC devices. The focus remains especially high on small-to-medium-size room solutions and all-in-one-type video collaboration bars.
“Equally we have seen great improvements regarding the overall supply chain, especially in the last six months. As a distributor, Jenne has invested heavily into ensuring we have Boom Collaboration product on hand when our resellers need it,” Fenberg added.
His comments were echoed by Hörnkvist at Boom who said, “The last two years have flown by and our partnership with Jenne goes from strength to strength. We are definitely seeing a rise in demand for full-room systems incorporating our high-powered 4K Boom MAGNA camera for example. But sales of portable all-in-one solutions such as the Boom UNO remains very high.”