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How to Analyze Meeting Room and Workspace Usage with Reporting Tools

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Are you looking for ways to maximize the usage of office space? As today’s companies move to lower costs and workplaces become increasingly flexible and agile, efficiently managing workspace has become a top priority. Real estate is one of an organization’s largest expenses. Companies are moving to reduce the cost of real estate by changing the usage and configuration of their workspace or moving their offices to less expensive locations. But how you can monitor the utilization of workspace and gather meeting room usage statistics to make better business decisions?   Whether you’re a facility manager, CIO, or event planner, meeting room and resource booking software with reporting allows you to keep better track of resource and workspace usage at your facility. You can generate detailed

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  • Maximize the usage of office space with reporting tools.
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Why You Should Stop Working From Home

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Many people dream of working from home. They can say goodbye to their dreadful commute, wear pajamas all day, sip on homemade coffee, and zip through tasks without the distractions of an office. Better yet, remote working could even mean working from exotic destinations, such as a tropical beach, with just your laptop. Despite its obvious advantages, working at home can bring a number of distractions and downsides.   Concentration Suffers Having difficulty concentrating on work issues is a common complaint for those who work from home. Everything from unexpected visits, to noise from children or pets can make it very distracting to work from home. Other people may also have a hard time accepting the notion that you are busy, even though you

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  • Many people dream of working from home, but is it always such a good idea?
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The Secrets to Success for Remote Agile Teams

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Agile development was originally designed for teams that are co-located in the same office. The agile methodology recognizes face-to-face communication as being the most effective way to share ideas and collaborate with colleagues. The benefits of in-person communication include having the ability to sketch on a whiteboard or on post-it notes, so you can clarify your ideas and minimize the amount of time it takes to get a message across. But these days, many businesses have distributed teams that work on agile projects across time zones. If you strictly adhere to the agile methodology, it’s hard to follow a lot of its practices without being face-to-face with your colleagues. Some of the unique challenges facing agile teams include the following:  Building rapport with teams

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  • Learn the secrets to success for remote agile teams - how to implement clear communication and transparency in your team.
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How to Best Design Your Meeting Rooms

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A meeting room’s design can have a strong impact on employees and clients. Depending on its design and layout, a meeting room can help teams come up with fresh, creative ideas, or it can stifle them and make them feel uncomfortable and distracted.  Traditional conference rooms tend to consist of a long table dominating the room. While this style of room is appropriate for board of directors’ meetings and the like, modern meeting rooms tend to be more focused on comfort and creating a relaxed atmosphere. Well-designed meeting rooms help to put people at ease, improve collaboration, and enhance creativity.  If you want to infuse your meetings with productivity and innovation, consider following these tips to improve the look and feel of your meeting rooms.

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  • A meeting room's design can have a strong impact on employees and clients.
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Tips for Managing Your Calendar and Meeting Rooms at Work

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Meetings are meant to improve productivity and efficiency. It is a time when people gather to get on the same page, create awareness of what needs to be done, and hold each other accountable to ensure that tasks get completed. If not planned out well, however, meetings can be a waste of time, and ultimately, hurt your company’s bottom line.    It’s important to schedule meetings for the right amount of time and with the right people, always starting with a clear objective in mind. Assigning someone to lead the meeting is key to ensure that it doesn’t go off the rails. But it’s not just the meetings themselves that can hurt efficiency and productivity if not carefully planned out.  The process of scheduling meetings, inviting

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  • Meetings are meant to improve productivity and efficiency. To succeed, you need to plan well. Get tips on how to manage your calendar and meeting rooms.
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