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Private Offices vs. Open Workspaces: Which Is Right for Your Business?

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The debate between private office and open workspace is often seen as a stylistic concern, but it actually plays an important part in ensuring the success and productivity of your business. The goal of picking a layout for your office is to choose an environment that allows your employees to do their best work and accomplish as much as possible. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.  Depending on your employees, private offices might be more suitable than an open workspace. In some environments, workers need lots of quiet time and therefore prefer a private workspace where they can get plenty of undisturbed, heads-down time. Or perhaps your employees speak with clients often and need a quiet place to do so.  For collaborative teams that frequently need to

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  • Private office vs. open workspace is often seen as a stylistic concern, but it plays a more important role. Learn the pros and cons of both options.
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Why You Should Cut Down on Recurring Meetings

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Sometimes, getting everyone together in one room to discuss an issue or make a decision is the most effective way to collaborate. Emails can lead to a lot of back and forth and aren’t always the best way to share information or tackle problems. However, meetings can easily take up most of your workday and leave little time for actual work. Not having enough heads-down time to concentrate and complete work can be detrimental to productivity. Your calendar can become especially overloaded if you have lots of recurring meetings.  Whether you hold them on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, recurring meetings are often a waste of time and frequently don’t have a clear agenda. Every minute you spend chatting at a pointless meeting costs your organization

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  • Consider to cut down on recurring meetings to ensure enough heads-down time to concentrate on work to ensure productivity.
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How to Convince Management to Introduce Flexible Work into the Workplace

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Let’s face it – the traditional 9-to-5 work schedule probably won’t be around for much longer. In order to stay relevant and attract the best candidates, organizations need to offer their employees flexible work opportunities.   Many employers still feel reluctant to allow employees to work from home or have flexible schedules. Managers often don’t feel like they can trust employees to work if they aren’t in the office during regular business hours because they equate work with facetime. The key to convincing managers of the benefits of flexible work schedules lies in getting them to adopt a different cultural attitude surrounding work.   Managers must understand exactly what their staff members are working on and which of those tasks are the most profitable

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  • Introducing flexible work into the workplace can benefit your company's employee satisfaction and attract the best candidates.
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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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