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The Problems with Recurring Meetings and What to Do About Them

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Nothing kills productivity and innovation faster than having too many meetings. Recurring meetings are often the culprit. If you’re a middle manager, you likely spend 35% of your time in meetings. If you’re in upper-level management, make that 50%. Recurring meetings are problematic because they typically last about an hour and lack a clear agenda. Regular communication is important, but it’s key to ensure that your recurring meetings are focused and productive.  Book a meeting room for your recurring meeting with additional services and catering using a meeting room booking system. Depending on your Exchange Property settings of resource booking conflicts, the system will inform you about resource availability to be able to change location bookings for the dates occupied by other bookings. We’ve all been

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  • Recurring meetings often have no clear agenda, and take up too much of peoples time without clear results. Get tips on how to fix this problem here.
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How to streamline meeting room space utilization

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Space utilization has always been an issue for companies and corporations both big and small. This especially pertains to the booking of meeting rooms and finding ways to make sure groups of all sizes have a room that can satisfy their needs. However, by allowing central personnel, like receptionists, the ability to re-arrange meetings into different rooms, you can fully utilize the space you are operating in.   Help reduce space conflicts How many of you have had to book a meeting in a room that seats more people than you have invited to the meeting? Maybe you have tried to book a large room but find that the only one available is too small to host your attendees? The problem arises from not knowing

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  • Improve space utilization and effectiveness with a centralized meeting room booking manager.
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Why Flexible Workplaces Are the Future

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Flexible work policies help to introduce a semblance of balance to the workplace. This is especially true in today’s digital age, when it feels like you’re always expected to be online and work is easily accessible anytime, anywhere. In order to increase flexibility, more and more companies are allowing their employees to set their own schedules and come and go as they please. This introduces some risk for employers. But the more that companies roll out flexible policies, the more they realize that flexible work helps to boost productivity and worker retention. Workers tend to be more loyal to employers that reward them with flexibility. Many companies talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk. They claim to champion workplace flexibility and offer flexible policies but

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  • With more employees taking advantage of flexible work policies employers need to embrace the benefits of flexible working. Learn why flexible workplaces are the future.
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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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Guest Registration Outlook®: Do You Know Who’s in Your Building Right Now?

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Many companies still have their visitors sign into a paper guestbook in the reception area. For safety reasons, however, a growing number of organizations are using electronic visitor management systems to automate the sign-in process and control and monitor guest access. An electronic visitor management system, such as a tool that allows for guest registration through Outlook®, can help you manage all incoming and outgoing visitor traffic and make the visitor sign-in process more efficient. Visitors are screened using a computer rather than a sign-in sheet or guestbook. Electronic visitor management systems allow you to check-in, badge, and register visitors that enter your building. A receptionist can gather information from guests, check their photo IDs to verify their identity, and provide them with high-quality visitor badges in

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  • Instead of a paper guestbook, you can use Microsoft Outlook® to register your guests
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