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Why Flexible Workplaces Are the Future

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Flexible work policies help to introduce a semblance of balance to the workplace. This is especially true in today’s digital age, when it feels like you’re always expected to be online and work is easily accessible anytime, anywhere. In order to increase flexibility, more and more companies are allowing their employees to set their own schedules and come and go as they please. This introduces some risk for employers. But the more that companies roll out flexible policies, the more they realize that flexible work helps to boost productivity and worker retention. Workers tend to be more loyal to employers that reward them with flexibility. Many companies talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk. They claim to champion workplace flexibility and offer flexible policies but

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  • With more employees taking advantage of flexible work policies employers need to embrace the benefits of flexible working. Learn why flexible workplaces are the future.
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What Are Some Keys to Having Successful Remote Meetings?

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Remote work is the future. Large companies like Apple, Amazon, IBM, and Intuit have embraced remote work and its benefits. But that doesn’t mean that remote work doesn’t come with its fair share of challenges. One of the most common complaints about remote work is that it hinders communication and collaboration.   Whether your team is fully remote or some of your employees happen to be working from home on a particular day, running an effective remote meeting is easier said than done. It’s simpler to communicate with people face-to-face because you can gauge their reactions and how they are feeling.   Typically, in-person meetings are perceived as being more productive than remote meetings, but it is possible to have an effective remote meeting with the

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  • Today remote work and its benefits are embraced, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. Read some keys to have successful remote meetings.
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Huddle Rooms: Where Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

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Collaboration is essential in today’s business environment. It enables teams to be quicker and more effective in achieving shared goals. Most traditional office environments are not conducive to collaboration, however. While cubicles can be helpful for allowing employees to shut out distractions and focus on the work at hand, they do not encourage collaboration by their very nature. That being said, open offices aren’t a great alternative either. Open offices have been popularized in recent years with the hopes that they would foster spontaneous collaboration, but studies have shown that open offices actually hurt productivity and even cause workers to take more sick days.  So, how can employers solve the collaboration problem? Huddle rooms are the answer.  Huddle rooms, also known as breakout rooms, are

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  • When huddle rooms first came about, they did not require bookings. Today managing huddle rooms with a meeting room booking system is highly recommended.
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Tips for Creating the Ideal Meeting Room Setup & Layout

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A meeting room is a center for collaboration. It is where ideas are shared, deals are made, and topics are brainstormed. The layout and setup of a meeting room can either support or hinder this purpose.  A properly configured meeting room optimizes learning, makes attendees feel comfortable, and encourages them to participate.   When thinking about how you want to set up your meeting room, consider the room’s objectives. Do you mostly plan to do presentations there? Will you use the meeting room for brainstorming? Who will be attending these meetings? Whatever the purpose may be, the design and layout of your meeting room should support that.   Location, Location, Location The location of conference rooms is important. A meeting room should be

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  • The setup of a meeting room can either support or hinder its purpose. Learn how a properly configured meeting room makes attendees feel comfortable.
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Guest Registration Outlook®: Do You Know Who’s in Your Building Right Now?

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Many companies still have their visitors sign into a paper guestbook in the reception area. For safety reasons, however, a growing number of organizations are using electronic visitor management systems to automate the sign-in process and control and monitor guest access. An electronic visitor management system, such as a tool that allows for guest registration through Outlook®, can help you manage all incoming and outgoing visitor traffic and make the visitor sign-in process more efficient. Visitors are screened using a computer rather than a sign-in sheet or guestbook. Electronic visitor management systems allow you to check-in, badge, and register visitors that enter your building. A receptionist can gather information from guests, check their photo IDs to verify their identity, and provide them with high-quality visitor badges in

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  • Instead of a paper guestbook, you can use Microsoft Outlook® to register your guests
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