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Ghost Meetings: Clearing Up Your Meeting Booking System to Prevent Rooms From Sitting Empty

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Today’s businesses are in a cutthroat competition to attract and retain talent. Benefits and salaries are an important part of being able to retain talent, but so is creating a positive and productive work environment that empowers employees. One common sticking point in offices is the problems associated with finding and booking a meeting room. While scheduling meetings should be a straightforward, routine task, that’s unfortunately not the case in most businesses. Meeting rooms are often fully booked, making it challenging for employees to schedule important meetings. This requires employees to spend time asking around to see if someone can move their meeting so that they can use the room. What makes the problem even more frustrating is that some of these meeting rooms that are supposedly

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  • Avoid ghost meetings to improve your work environment by clearing up no-show meetings in your calendar and implementing meeting room booking displays.
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Why People Steal Meeting Rooms and How to Prevent it From Happening

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Have you ever had the experience of booking a meeting in advance, only to find that when you go to the meeting room to start your meeting, it is occupied by others? What’s worse is that the people in the room are looking at you as if you’re in the wrong place, even though you rightfully booked the meeting room. Oftentimes, meeting rooms get hijacked when we need them the most, such as before an important conference call or status update meeting. Why do people steal meeting rooms? How can we prevent meeting room theft from occurring? There are a number of reasons why people steal meeting rooms. These are some of the scenarios one might encounter.     “This meeting is really important. Could

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  • Why do people steal meeting rooms? Learn why and get some tips on how to prevent meeting room theft in your organization.
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Increase the Efficiency of Your Front Desk with Instant, Automated SMS Notifications

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First impressions matter. If visitors come to your facility and are greeted by a friendly receptionist and then are quickly met by their host, it could make all the difference in how your company is perceived. Resource Central is a meeting room booking system for Microsoft Outlook®, Exchange, and Office 365 with a new feature that instantly sends SMS notifications to hosts upon visitor check-in, alerting them of their visitors’ arrival. This makes the front desk more efficient and provides guests with an exceptional arrival experience. It also saves receptionists time, so they don’t have to call and track down employees when visitors arrive. Previously, the standard was for staff hosting visitors to receive an email when a visitor arrived. While email is effective to an extent,

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  • With SMS notifications, visitors can check in more quickly and easily and receptionists save time.
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How the Internet of Things Is Changing the Workplace

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The Internet of Things, which is often abbreviated to IoT, refers to the connection of devices to the Internet. This goes beyond computers and smartphones and includes kitchen appliances, cars, heart monitors, furnaces, and more. The list keeps on growing. These days, it seems like every new device has a “smart” component. Any standalone device that can be connected to the Internet and monitored and controlled from a remote location is considered an IoT device. Intel has projected that there will be 200 billion connected devices by 2020. While IoT device have been transforming our homes, we spend most of our time at work. The Internet of Things is already changing the way we work and do business.  A number of different industries, including marketing, manufacturing,

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  • The Internet of Things is already changing the way we work and do business in a number of different industries.
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Make Your Real Estate Work Harder for You with Efficient Meeting Room and Workspace Management

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Do you know which spaces in your office are underutilized? Do you understand where work actually happens? More often than not, workspaces are unoccupied and conference rooms are not used to their full capacity. According to space utilization studies conducted by Herman Miller, private offices remain unoccupied 77% of the time and workstations remain unoccupied 60% of the time. Understanding how your workspace is currently used is the first step in improving resource utilization and increasing efficiency.   Eco-friendliness and flexible work are just some of the trends driving the use of workstations and meeting rooms across a wide range of industries. Mobility has become more important over the years, as an increasing number of employees work remotely or have flexible working arrangements. Smaller meeting spaces are

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  • Do you know which spaces in your office are underutilized? Having access to room and resource utilization reports is crucial to give you insights into which spaces are currently under- or overutilized.
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