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How to Plan Better Meetings with an Empathetic Approach

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From meetings that go on and on with no end in sight, to meetings where participants are playing with their smartphones and wondering why they are even there, meetings take up a good chunk of your workday but they often feel like a waste of time. Most organizations depend on meetings to accomplish tasks and achieve team success. But are meetings at your organization the most effective and efficient that they can be? Chances are, they aren’t. Managers and senior leaders typically spend over half their time at work in meetings, but studies have shown that 25-50% of meeting time is wasted.  The biggest problems in an organization, including the issue of pointless and ineffective meetings, seem to arise when there is a lack of shared understanding.

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  • Plan your meetings with an empathetic approach to make meetings more efficient.
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How Microsoft Teams Works with Resource Central and Digital Sign Service

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Looking for a true hub for digital collaboration? Microsoft Teams is a game-changing collaboration platform in Office 365 combines workplace chats, meetings, notes, and attachments. It even includes extensions that integrate with non-Microsoft products, so you can customize your workspace in accordance with the way you work. Microsoft Teams enables you to build a more engaged and effective team. You can get everybody on the same page with online meetings, group chats, and calls, and easily share and collaborate on files with built-in Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Both Resource Central and Digital Sign Service integrate with Microsoft Teams.   Book Microsoft Teams Meetings in Outlook If you want to book Microsoft Teams meetings from your Outlook calendar, click

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  • Learn how our meeting room booking software, Resource Central, integrates with Microsoft Teams.
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Microsoft Teams: What We Learned at Ignite

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Add-On Products joined tech professionals from around the world at Microsoft Ignite this September in Orlando. Attending this conference allowed us to talk in person with customers about our resource booking solutions, as well as learn about what’s next with Microsoft’s technology. Microsoft Teams was definitely a major focus at Ignite this year. According to the sessions we attended at Ignite, it is the fastest growing Microsoft product. Lauded as the ultimate collaboration tool, Teams is a hub for teamwork within Office 365. Teams will eventually replace Skype for Business Online. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Add-On Products is constantly enhancing our product integrations in this collaboration-first environment. Resource Central and Digital Sign Service software supports Microsoft Teams as they support Skype for Business.   The Capabilities of

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  • Add-On Products joined sessions about what's next with Microsoft's technology at Ignite back in September in Orlando. Microsoft Teams was a big focus point - here's what we learned.
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How to Be a #SmartOfficeWorker: Essential Skills in Today’s Workplace

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Good office workers are hard to find, according to one-third of hiring managers. Contrary to what the media might lead you to believe, the talent shortage doesn’t just happen in technical disciplines. There is a talent shortage across all fields because workplaces are changing rapidly. Oftentimes, organizations focus on recruiting employees with hard skills. The problem is that those people may not be capable of communicating complex thoughts or work well with others. To be a #smartofficeworker, you need to have a good mix of hard and soft skills. Some skills are desirable in more than one industry. These hybrid skills allow workers to be useful in a number of different areas of a business. The following are some of the most important and coveted skills for

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  • Do you have the skills to become a #SmartOfficeWorker in today's workplace?
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Save Time and Enhance Productivity with the Assistant Organizer

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In recent years, companies have been under pressure to cut overhead costs and lower head counts. As a result, the number of executive assistants has decreased at many corporations. This is an unfortunate trend, considering that executive assistants make significant contributions to the productivity of an organization.   The return on investment for executive assistants is substantial, especially at senior levels. From ensuring that meetings start on time, to prepping for meetings, to keeping projects on track, executive assistants help to filter distractions and save executives time. The best executive assistants save executives several hours each week by freeing them up from answering emails and handling other tasks that take away from their ability to guide the organization’s agenda.   How Technology Can Help You Delegate Tasks

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  • Have your assistant organize catering for your meetings with Assistant Organizer to enhance productivity when scheduling meetings and booking resources.
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