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How to Incorporate Meeting Room Management Into Your Facility Management Strategy

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An effective facility management strategy consists of more than just registering buildings and asset data. It also aims to increase efficiency in facility processes. An integral yet frequently overlooked aspect of facilities management is meeting room and resource management. Meeting rooms and conference rooms are essential in every office. Though the way meetings are carried out and their purposes may differ from one company to another, most organizations share similar frustrations about double bookings, the lack of meeting rooms, and poor management of meeting rooms and resources.   Meeting room management is vital to the success of your facility because it can make or break the impression visitors and clients get. Effective meeting room and resource management processes also help to enhance productivity, collaboration, and efficiency among staff.

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Extra Services That You Can Book with Resource Booking Software

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At any busy office, staff members host a number of different meetings each day. In order to have successful meetings, it’s often necessary to book additional services like catering, AV equipment, table setup, and video conferencing. These services help to create an optimal meeting experience and leave a positive impression on customers and other guests who might be attending your meetings and events. A booking solution like Resource Central gives your organization complete control over the resources users have the ability to book. Anything can be a bookable resource, from AV and table setup services, to wellness and video conferencing services. Administrators can determine who is able to book the resources, where they can book them, and for how long. Resources can be booked across multiple

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How to Prevent Double Bookings in Microsoft Outlook

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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. Imagine settling into a meeting room because you’re about to initiate a huddle with your team and then someone else steps in, asking if you had also booked the meeting room.

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Design Thinking: What It Is and How It Will Change the Future

Design Thinking: What It Is and How It Will Change the Future

In today’s global marketplace, organizations have unique opportunities, but they also grapple with multifaceted challenges. Complex problems require more than just the application of basic products and services. That’s where design thinking comes in. Design thinking is a form of solution-based thinking that doesn’t consist of following specific steps. It is a framework, process, and mindset empowering you to think like a designer. Design thinking encourages you to imagine new and innovative ideas and gives you the confidence to tackle difficult problems. Any industry – from technology, to education, to manufacturing – can benefit from employing design thinking. At its core, design is a process and action. It serves as a protocol for uncovering opportunities and solving problems. Although the techniques and tools used in

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Increase Employee Happiness and Motivation with Modern Workplace Design in 2017

Increase Employee Happiness and Motivation with Modern Workplace Design in 2017

Like many other things in life, the workplace has evolved significantly over the years. We’ve come a long way since the grey cubicles of yore. While technology has played a role in streamlining processes and improving the way people work, there has also been a shift in what employees would consider the ideal workplace. Generations Y and Z, which will soon make up the majority of our population, have shaped the modern workplace. Unlike the Baby Boomer Generation, which kept their work and personal lives separate, Generations Y and Z view work and life through a single lens. They have a more casual and collaborative work style and prioritize health and wellness. Therefore, modern workspaces tend to reflect those values. The right office design can actually

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