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What Are Some Keys to Having Successful Remote Meetings?

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Remote Work Is The Future Large companies like Apple, Amazon, IBM, and Intuit have embraced remote work and its benefits. But that doesn’t mean that remote work doesn’t come with its fair share of challenges. One of the most common complaints about remote work is that it hinders communication and collaboration.   Whether your team is fully remote or some of your employees happen to be working from home on a particular day, running an effective remote meeting is easier said than done. It’s simpler to communicate with people face-to-face because you can gauge their reactions and how they are feeling.   Typically, in-person meetings are perceived as being more productive than remote meetings, but it is possible to have an effective remote meeting with

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  • Today remote work and its benefits are embraced, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. Read some keys to have successful remote meetings.
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Huddle Rooms: Where Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

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Collaboration is essential in today’s business environment. It enables teams to be quicker and more effective in achieving shared goals. Most traditional office environments are not conducive to collaboration, however. While cubicles can be helpful for allowing employees to shut out distractions and focus on the work at hand, they do not encourage collaboration by their very nature. That being said, open offices aren’t a great alternative either. Open offices have been popularized in recent years with the hopes that they would foster spontaneous collaboration, but studies have shown that open offices actually hurt productivity and even cause workers to take more sick days.  So, how can employers solve the collaboration problem? Huddle rooms are the answer.  Huddle rooms, also known as breakout rooms, are

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  • When huddle rooms first came about, they did not require bookings. Today managing huddle rooms with a meeting room booking system is highly recommended.
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Tips for Creating the Ideal Meeting Room Setup & Layout

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A meeting room is a center for collaboration. It is where ideas are shared, deals are made, and topics are brainstormed. The layout and setup of a meeting room can either support or hinder this purpose.  A properly configured meeting room optimizes learning, makes attendees feel comfortable, and encourages them to participate.   When thinking about how you want to set up your meeting room, consider the room’s objectives. Do you mostly plan to do presentations there? Will you use the meeting room for brainstorming? Who will be attending these meetings? Whatever the purpose may be, the design and layout of your meeting room should support that.   Location, Location, Location The location of conference rooms is important. A meeting room should be

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  • The setup of a meeting room can either support or hinder its purpose. Learn how a properly configured meeting room makes attendees feel comfortable.
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Guest Registration Outlook®: Do You Know Who’s in Your Building Right Now?

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Many companies still have their visitors sign into a paper guestbook in the reception area. For safety reasons, however, a growing number of organizations are using electronic visitor management systems to automate the sign-in process and control and monitor guest access. An electronic visitor management system, such as a tool that allows for guest registration through Outlook®, can help you manage all incoming and outgoing visitor traffic and make the visitor sign-in process more efficient. Visitors are screened using a computer rather than a sign-in sheet or guestbook. Electronic visitor management systems allow you to check-in, badge, and register visitors that enter your building. A receptionist can gather information from guests, check their photo IDs to verify their identity, and provide them with high-quality visitor badges in

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  • Instead of a paper guestbook, you can use Microsoft Outlook® to register your guests
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Private Offices vs. Open Workspaces: Which Is Right for Your Business?

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The debate between private office and open workspace is often seen as a stylistic concern, but it actually plays an important part in ensuring the success and productivity of your business. The goal of picking a layout for your office is to choose an environment that allows your employees to do their best work and accomplish as much as possible. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.  Depending on your employees, private offices might be more suitable than an open workspace. In some environments, workers need lots of quiet time and therefore prefer a private workspace where they can get plenty of undisturbed, heads-down time. Or perhaps your employees speak with clients often and need a quiet place to do so.  For collaborative teams that frequently need to

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  • Private office vs. open workspace is often seen as a stylistic concern, but it plays a more important role. Learn the pros and cons of both options.
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