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Hot Desking vs. Hoteling: Which Strategy Is Right for You?

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Planning a return to the office during COVID-19? Some ways that you can maintain proper distancing between workstations and limit the number of people in the office at the same time include implementing staggered work shifts and using shared desks. Hot desking and hoteling are both flexible work arrangements that support unassigned seating in the workplace and enable you to share fewer desks among a group of people. The concept of hot desking has been around for years, but it has gotten more popular recently with COVID-19.   The Downsides of Hot Desking Hot desking is popular with employers but not so much with employees. Hot desking can make people feel unsettled because workers don’t know where they will be sitting until they arrive

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Advantages of In-Person Meetings and Why They Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

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Thanks to videoconferencing tools like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Hangouts, face-to-face meetings are a lot less common than they used to be. While virtual meetings are convenient, especially during a pandemic when many employees are working from home, face-to-face meetings have not become obsolete. Having in-person meetings is particularly important during the early, formative stages of a working relationship when you’re getting to know each other.  There’s lots of talk about how meetings are a waste of time, but little is said about how much time is wasted on digital miscommunication. Messages and emails tend to get buried and forgotten, and it’s easy to get distracted and multitask during a videoconference. Well-structured, in-person meetings can often save teams a lot of time because they demand

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Bad Conference Room Etiquette (And What to Do About It)

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Conference rooms have long been and will continue to be an important part of the modern workplace. When people need a place to meet privately or discuss important topics as a group, conference rooms provide a place where they can close the door behind them and get down to business.  As with most things in the office, there are unwritten rules around how to behave when booking and using conference rooms and other shared workspaces. While it goes without saying that you should clean up after yourself after you’re done using a conference room by picking up coffee cups and papers before you leave, there are a host of other faux pas you should avoid committing to mind your conference room manners and stay in the good

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7 Features of the Best Meeting Room Booking Systems

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Meetings are an inescapable part of work life, whether you’re working at home or in an office. Scheduling a meeting can be a hassle and require a lot of back and forth with colleagues and vendors if you don’t use a dedicated meeting room booking system. The right meeting scheduling software can help you easily find and book a meeting room, invite attendees, and order catering and equipment. Below are the most important features to look for a in a meeting room booking system.  1. On-Premises and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Options  For many organizations, using a SaaS meeting room scheduling system is the best choice because there are minimal upfront costs, support and maintenance are included as part of the monthly subscription, and the

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Benefits of Using a Desk Booking App

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In the age of COVID-19, having access to a desk booking app is more important than ever before. As companies gradually welcome employees back to the office, many of them are turning to hot desking. A desk booking app allows employees to find and book shared desks via their mobile devices.  Gone are the days of every employee having their own assigned desk. Now that many employees are working at home a few days a week and are only in the office sometimes, it doesn’t make sense for every employee to have their own desk. Employees can just book a workspace at the office when they need to, such as to collaborate with a colleague or have a quiet place to work away from distractions at home. 

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