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What Elements Make a Good Meeting?

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What elements make a good meeting? Is it the people, the amenities, the tools, or all the above? You’ve likely sat in lots of meetings throughout your working life, and you’ve probably had great meetings and not-so-great ones. What is it that made the difference between the good and bad meetings? The good ones were probably productive, focused, and collaborative, whereas the bad ones may have felt aimless and disorganized. Here are some key factors that go into making a thoughtful, productive meeting.   Preparation   You can’t run an effective meeting without preparation, and this includes all meeting attendees. Everyone should know the agenda before the meeting and have a chance to read any relevant materials to prepare. Ideally, each person will set

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How a Desk Booking App Can Make Your Return-to-Office Plans a Success

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As measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 have eased, more companies are planning their return to the office. Flexible, hybrid working is here to stay, and having a desk booking app can make for a successful and seamless return to the office. Creating physical floor plans and manually tracking desk bookings is extremely inefficient and doesn’t give employees peace of mind. Digital desk booking apps enable companies to effectively manage a return to the office while ensuring the safety of employees.   The Benefits of Desk Booking  Need to sell the idea of desk booking to your team? Here are a few of the many benefits your company may experience by using a desk booking app.   More Flexibility

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Benefits of Using a Desk Booking App

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In the age of COVID-19, having access to a desk booking app is more important than ever before. As companies gradually welcome employees back to the office, many of them are turning to hot desking. A desk booking app allows employees to find and book shared desks via their mobile devices.  Gone are the days of every employee having their own assigned desk. Now that many employees are working at home a few days a week and are only in the office sometimes, it doesn’t make sense for every employee to have their own desk. Employees can just book a workspace at the office when they need to, such as to collaborate with a colleague or have a quiet place to work away from distractions at home. 

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Hot Desking for a Hybrid Workforce: Hot Trend or Hot Mess?

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As many companies welcome their staff back to the office, they are quickly implementing flexible work policies like hot desking in order to space out workstations more effectively and accommodate employees with less workspace. For many companies, it doesn’t make sense to maintain a large office with a desk assigned to every employee if much of their staff will work from home for a good portion of the week. In order to split a smaller number of workspaces among employees, companies are turning to practices like hot desking.  Employees are not enthused by the idea of hot desking for a number of reasons. First of all, hot desks, in the traditional sense, are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. This means that some employees may not be

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How to Maximize Office Space and Ensure a Safe Return to the Office During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 has presented businesses with unforeseen challenges, including managing a safe return to the office in the age of social distancing. Whether you’re looking to bring some or all of your workers back to the office, changes will need to be made in order to accommodate a new way of working. From staggered shifts to hybrid work schedules that include both working in the office and at home, there are many ways that businesses can tackle the challenge of safely transitioning to life back at the office. Regardless of the chosen strategy, having the ability to implement, communicate, and monitor new safety procedures is crucial to their success. That’s why having the right tools can make all the difference. Address Space and Seating Issues

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