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How to Read a Room Before a Meeting Starts

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To have a successful meeting, it’s important to understand the words being spoken, as well as comprehend tacit, underlying feelings and interactions. You have to know how to pick up on subtle cues and assess the unspoken feelings meeting participants are having. You also need to be able to gauge how people are responding to you and adjust your communications accordingly.  In order to read between the lines, it’s critical to understand people and what they want and don’t want. This helps to build trust between you and your team. Some people find it easy to read a room and assess what people are thinking and feeling, but for others it is a challenge. The good news is that this skill can be learned and practiced. Below are

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  • Reading a room before a meeting starts is a tool that can help you have a more productive meeting. Get tips on how to practice this skill.
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Meeting Check-Ins: What They Are and How They Could Benefit Your Organization

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How do you start your meetings? Do you engage meeting participants from the start? The reason why a lot of employees groan when they find out they have to attend another meeting is because they see it as a waste of time. If you want your meetings to be productive, engaging, and well received, it’s important to start off your meetings right because it sets the tone for the rest of the meeting. A great way to open every meeting is with a check-in.  A check-in consists of asking meeting participants a question or set of questions at the beginning of the meeting. A check-in could be as simple as going around the table to ask everyone how they are feeling. Alternatively, you could also ask each person

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  • How do you start your meetings to engage participants? Get tips on meeting check-ins and how they could benefit your organization.
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5 Benefits of Hot Desking for Companies and Employees

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In the modern workplace, agility is crucial. Businesses are constantly looking for ways to support flexibility and foster teamwork and innovation. While the practice of hot desking has been around for the past 20 years or so, it didn’t become commonplace till recent years. Hot desking can cut the costs of running an office by up to 30%, so it’s a popular choice among employers. Hot desking offers benefits for employees, too. Below are the top 5 benefits of hot desking for companies and employees.   1. Increase collaboration  Hot desking encourages people to move around the office, and this leads employees to talk to team members they normally wouldn’t interact with. It allows staff from different parts of the office to collaborate on projects. 2. Tidier

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  • Recently hot desking has become more commonplace as businesses are constantly looking for ways to support flexibility.
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Come and Visit Add-On Products at IFMA’s 2018 World Workplace

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IFMA’s World Workplace is a leading facility management conference and expo that will be held October 3-5, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. IFMA, which stands for International Facility Management Association, is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals. The organization supports 24,000 members in 104 countries.   At IFMA’s World Workplace, thousands of facility management professionals from around the world will converge to explore keynote sessions, educational courses, and the expo floor. Some topics to be covered include the following:   Protect your facility Reduce costs Improve operations Future-proof technology   Join Add-On Products and your fellow facility management professionals at IFMA’s World Workplace. Add-On Products will

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  • We'll be at IFMA's World Workplace October 3-5, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina at booth #312 along with our partner Clive Horton from ReSoft International LLC.
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Join Add-On Products at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL on September 24-28, 2018

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Mark your calendars and come see Add-On Products at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL on September 24-28, 2018. We’ll be at booth #214, where we’ll be hosting a putting game and drone raffle. Meet with our team and get a firsthand look at Resource Central and our digital signage solutions.  Add-On Products is proud to participate in Microsoft Ignite again this year. We’ll be joining technology leaders and practitioners who are shaping the future of cloud, data, productivity, teamwork, and business intelligence. Whether you’re looking for high-level strategy tips or more in-depth, hands-on experiences, Ignite 2018 will deliver. There will be 700+ deep dive sessions, 100+ expert-led workshops, and plentiful networking opportunities. Ignite 2018 will be taking place at the Orange County Convention Center and Hyatt Regency

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  • We'll be at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL on September 24-28 at booth #214 with our American distributor, Fleximation Systems.
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