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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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Come and Visit Add-On Products at IFMA’s 2018 World Workplace

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IFMA’s World Workplace is a leading facility management conference and expo that will be held October 3-5, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. IFMA, which stands for International Facility Management Association, is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals. The organization supports 24,000 members in 104 countries.   At IFMA’s World Workplace, thousands of facility management professionals from around the world will converge to explore keynote sessions, educational courses, and the expo floor. Some topics to be covered include the following:   Protect your facility Reduce costs Improve operations Future-proof technology   Join Add-On Products and your fellow facility management professionals at IFMA’s World Workplace. Add-On Products will

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The Importance of Visitor Management: Protecting Your Business and Improving Customer Service

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Your company’s reception area is the gateway to your office. Visitors to your office come in different shapes and sizes. They could be anyone from potential new hires coming in for an interview, to important clients. Regardless of the types of visitors you’re expecting, it’s important to process them quickly and efficiently while giving them a warm welcome.    Visitor management consists of a few different phases: before the visit, the moment the visitor arrives, their stay, and the moment they leave. It’s important to carefully consider each phase of this process when receiving guests.   Inform Visitors Prior to Their Arrival   Arm your visitors with plenty of information about the visit before they arrive. For example, you could provide them instructions on parking, how to get

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Improve Room Utilization with Full-Service Resource Scheduling Software

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Meetings are a part of the daily work routine in most offices, yet one of the costliest and most wasted resources that companies have are their meeting rooms. This is because most offices experience low- to medium-utilization rates of meeting rooms. One of the primary reasons why meeting spaces go unused is that people assume that they are booked when they are actually not. Meeting details tend to change pretty quickly, so a meeting that was booked earlier in the day may no longer be occurring. To prevent these meeting rooms from going unused, it is helpful for meeting organizers to use meeting booking software to cancel or modify their reservations with ease.   Using meeting room booking software like Resource Central allows employees to simplify meeting

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Get Daily Meeting Room Management Under Control with Resource Booking Software

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Meeting scheduling and resource booking can be tedious without the right tools. While it’s not a glamorous task, meeting and resource scheduling is an important job function that can help to maximize productivity and facilitate collaboration and teamwork. With traditional methods, trying to figure out which meeting rooms are available and when, as well as whether attendees are available to meet with you at the chosen meeting time, can be time-consuming and lead to booking mistakes. Whether you need to schedule three meeting rooms or three hundred each day, meeting room and resource booking software can help you manage rooms and resources quickly and easily. When managing meeting rooms and resources, the key to success is efficiency. With meeting room and resource scheduling software, you

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