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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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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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Now There’s a Better Solution to Booking Recurring Meetings with Conflicting Instances

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There’s nothing more frustrating than booking a recurring meeting series, only to have the request declined due to just one or a few conflicting instances in the meeting room. Thanks to the new Resource Central feature, it’s now possible to know if all meeting rooms are available for all recurring meetings.   Even if a meeting room is not available on all the requested dates of a meeting, you can still book the room for the available occurrences. When you try to book a new meeting room, the conflicting dates will all be listed and viewable at a glance. The order form will show the approved dates for booking the meeting room, so you can still book catering to be delivered to that room for those dates.

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  • It's frustrating to book a recurring meeting series if the request is declined due to a few conflicting instances in the meeting room.
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