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4 Steps to Plan an Effective Meeting That Achieves Results

4 Steps to Plan an Effective Meeting That Achieves Results

Meetings are filling up an increasing amount of time in people’s workdays, so it’s important to make that time count by taking steps to ensure that your meetings are successful and productive. There are various things you can do before, during, and after a meeting to make it more effective. The first step is to create a meeting plan. Planning a meeting is crucial if you want to hold an effective meeting that produces the desired results. In order to be successful, a meeting must have a clear and defined purpose. Prior to sending out invites, ask yourself what it is you want to accomplish by having the meeting. Are you trying to make a decision about something? Are you notifying participants of an important change? Are you

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  • Follow these 4 easy steps and succeed at your next meeting
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Workplace Stress: 8 Tips on Effective Stress Management

Workplace Stress: 8 Tips on Effective Stress Management

Stress affects millions of people. One of the most common types of stress is workplace stress. Even if you love your job, it’s normal to experience some stress at work. The problems begin when that stress becomes chronic, however. Excessive stress can hurt your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. High levels of stress at work can lead to poor decision-making, increased mistakes, more absenteeism and illness, high staff turnover, poor collaboration, and a host of other issues. It’s not possible to control everything in your work environment, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless. Workplace stress can spiral out of control if you don’t address it early on. There are various steps you can take to improve your situation and reduce stress levels. The following are

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  • Reduce your stress level and improve your situation with our 8 great tips on effective stress management
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6 Things You Can Do to Improve Productivity in Your Workplace

6 Things You Can Do to Improve Productivity in Your Workplace

Although people work an average of 45 hours per week, 17 of those hours are considered unproductive, according to an oft-cited survey by Microsoft. The need to enhance employee productivity and increase output is crucial in any business. There are only so many hours in a day, so making the most of that time is essential. Becoming more productive at work requires that you be more deliberate in how you manage your time. The following are 6 simple things you can do at work to increase your productivity. 1. Take regular breaks It might sound counterintuitive, but taking breaks can actually help improve your concentration. If you work on a task without taking breaks, it leads to a decline in performance, whereas if you take short

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Outlook and Exchange Integration for Room Booking Systems

Outlook and Exchange Integration for Room Booking Systems

Due to increasingly busy offices, forever shrinking budgets and flexible working patterns, meeting room and resource booking are quickly becoming business critical tasks for organizations of every size. As a Microsoft Outlook or Office 365 user, it's important that your room and resource booking system works with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. But how do you get the benefits of a smooth interface built into Outlook without the danger of double bookings and missing appointments? Some resource booking tools, including most cloud based solutions, use add-ins or plugins to synchronize the bookings you make in their system back into your Microsoft Outlook calendar. This reduces the stability of the product and increases the chances of double bookings or even disappearing appointments if there is an outage or

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5 Interesting Benefits of Remote Working for Your Company

5 Interesting Benefits of Remote Working for Your Company

Remote working has become the norm, especially among technology companies. Remote work has disrupted the traditional 9-to-5 routine, but some organizations are still reluctant to depart from standard practices and remain uncertain about how to manage remote workers and their productivity. A few years back, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who was newly promoted to her executive role, ended Yahoo’s longstanding remote working policy, leading to backlash from staff. Despite Mayer’s infamous stance, a growing number of organizations are recognizing the benefits of remote working. Employees love it because it means they spend less time commuting and it gives them greater flexibility. Remote working arrangements don’t just benefit employees, however – they also benefit companies in the following ways: 1. Access to a larger talent pool Companies

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  • Save money and boost productivity by implementing remote working in your company
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