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4 Steps to Plan an Effective Meeting That Achieves Results
Follow these 4 easy steps and succeed at your next meeting

4 Steps to Plan an Effective Meeting That Achieves Results

Meetings are filling up an increasing amount of time in people’s workdays, so it’s important to make that time count by taking steps to ensure that your meetings are successful and productive. There are various things you can do before, during, and after a meeting to make it more effective. The first step is to create a meeting plan. Planning a meeting is crucial if you want to hold an effective meeting that produces the desired results. In order to be successful, a meeting must have a clear and defined purpose. Prior to sending out invites, ask yourself what it is you want to accomplish by ...

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6 Things You Can Do to Improve Productivity in Your Workplace
Try out these 6 simple things to increase productivity at work

6 Things You Can Do to Improve Productivity in Your Workplace

Although people work an average of 45 hours per week, 17 of those hours are considered unproductive, according to an oft-cited survey by Microsoft. The need to enhance employee productivity and increase output is crucial in any business. There are only so many hours in a day, so making the most of that time is essential. Becoming more productive at work requires that you be more deliberate in how you manage your time. The following are 6 simple things you can do at work to increase your productivity.   1. Take regular breaks It might sound counterintuitive, but taking breaks can ...

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Outlook and Exchange Integration for Room Booking Systems
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Outlook and Exchange Integration for Room Booking Systems

  Due to increasingly busy offices, forever shrinking budgets and flexible working patterns, meeting room and resource booking are quickly becoming business critical tasks for organizations of every size. As a Microsoft Outlook or Office 365 user, it's important that your room and resource booking system works with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. But how do you get the benefits of a smooth interface built into Outlook without the danger of double bookings and missing appointments? Some resource booking tools, including most cloud based solutions, use add-ins or plugins to synchronize the bookings ...

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How to Conduct a Meaningful Meeting
Several million business meetings take place each day but what is really the key to a successful one?

How to Conduct a Meaningful Meeting

Meetings are frequently cited as being a time-waster in workplaces. More often than not, a meeting is held when the matter could have easily been resolved with a phone call, email, status report, or simple conversation between two people.  Approximately 11 million business meetings take place each day in the United States alone. Meetings that are conducted effectively lead to better performance, greater productivity, and increased employee morale. However, many meetings fail to provide a return on investment and hurt productivity levels. Irrelevant and ineffective meetings can be costly ...

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The Future of Your Company’s Reception Area
Visitor management systems and receptionist software streamlines the process for both the reception and visitors

The Future of Your Company’s Reception Area

Receptionists are at the front line of communication with visitors and customers, so they can make or break people’s impression of your company. Prior to the advent of visitor management systems and receptionist software, most reception areas used pen and paper to sign visitors in. This left visitors’ information out in the open for all to see and affected safety and security.   Visitor management software streamlines the check in process for visitors. Receptionists can quickly collect visitor data, generate name badges, and track visitor information. An email is automatically sent to ...

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