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The Future of Videoconferencing

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Back to the Future Flash Back In movies and TV shows like 'Back to the Future' and 'The Jetsons', the concept of video calls seemed like a distant reality. Now that technology has become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. Videoconferencing has been transformative in the business world, as it has allowed telecommuters and business teams across multiple locations to meet face to face despite physical distance. On the campuses of large companies, it can take 15 minutes to walk from one building to another for a meeting, so videoconferencing is becoming increasingly commonplace, even in co-located offices. Videoconferencing also helps businesses lower costs related to hiring by minimizing the need for travel. Anytime and Anywhere Part of the

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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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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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Types of Meeting Personalities and How to Interact with Them

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In business meetings, you’re bound to come across a multitude of personality types. Before having a meeting, it’s important to consider who will be present and the strengths and weaknesses of each attendee’s personality. Treating all meeting participants in the exact same way can be counterproductive because each person is motivated by different things. It’s important not to make assumptions about team members and how they will respond to activities and presentations. The following are some of the “unique” personalities you’re likely to encounter and how to embrace each of them.   The Leader  The leader is the person who sets the tone and agenda of a meeting and makes sure that everyone contributes to the meeting. The leader is a

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How to Prevent Double Bookings in Microsoft Outlook

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Prevent Double Booking Office 365 If you use Microsoft Outlook® to book meeting rooms, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the frustrating experience of double bookings. Not only can double bookings leave you without a meeting room when you need it, you could also end up with equipment, catering, and other extra services that you will no longer be able to use. Additionally, double bookings create a poor impression among clients or business partners who have come to meet with you at your facility. Productivity is lost as you shuffle to find an available meeting room at the last minute due to a double booking. Why do Double Bookings Happen? Imagine settling into a meeting room because you’re about to initiate a huddle with your team and

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