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Bad Conference Room Etiquette (And What to Do About It)

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Conference rooms have long been and will continue to be an important part of the modern workplace. When people need a place to meet privately or discuss important topics as a group, conference rooms provide a place where they can close the door behind them and get down to business.  As with most things in the office, there are unwritten rules around how to behave when booking and using conference rooms and other shared workspaces. While it goes without saying that you should clean up after yourself after you’re done using a conference room by picking up coffee cups and papers before you leave, there are a host of other faux pas you should avoid committing to mind your conference room manners and stay in the good

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7 Features of the Best Meeting Room Booking Systems

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Meetings are an inescapable part of work life, whether you’re working at home or in an office. Scheduling a meeting can be a hassle and require a lot of back and forth with colleagues and vendors if you don’t use a dedicated meeting room booking system. The right meeting scheduling software can help you easily find and book a meeting room, invite attendees, and order catering and equipment. Below are the most important features to look for a in a meeting room booking system.  1. On-Premises and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Options  For many organizations, using a SaaS meeting room scheduling system is the best choice because there are minimal upfront costs, support and maintenance are included as part of the monthly subscription, and the

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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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Checklist for Buying Meeting Scheduling Software

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If you’re in the market for meeting scheduling software, you’re probably evaluating and comparing a number of different systems that seem nearly identical. Most meeting room booking systems are designed to streamline the process of booking meetings, finding meeting rooms, and inviting attendees, so they offer similar features and functions and it can be tough to differentiate them. Below is a checklist of important features to look for when selecting meeting scheduling software.   Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solution  Traditional, on-premises software is costly to maintain and challenging to upgrade. A growing number of organizations are switching to cloud-based SaaS solutions because they are affordable, scalable, and easy to maintain and use. Ongoing maintenance and upgrades are included in the monthly cost and you only have

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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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