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How to Best Design Your Meeting Rooms

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A meeting room’s design can have a strong impact on employees and clients. Depending on its design and layout, a meeting room can help teams come up with fresh, creative ideas, or it can stifle them and make them feel uncomfortable and distracted.  Traditional conference rooms tend to consist of a long table dominating the room. While this style of room is appropriate for board of directors’ meetings and the like, modern meeting rooms tend to be more focused on comfort and creating a relaxed atmosphere. Well-designed meeting rooms help to put people at ease, improve collaboration, and enhance creativity.  If you want to infuse your meetings with productivity and innovation, consider following these tips to improve the look and feel of your meeting rooms.

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  • A meeting room's design can have a strong impact on employees and clients.

Where You Sit Matters: How Your Office Neighbors Affect You at Work

Where You Sit Matters: How Your Office Neighbors Affect You at Work

Physical workspace is something that companies can effectively manage without spending a fortune, and it allows them to increase productivity. Placing the right type of people next to each other at work can dramatically improve organizational performance. According to a study performed by researchers at Harvard Business School, there are three different kinds of workers:  1. Productive workers: Productive workers are highly productive but don’t always produce quality work.  2. Quality workers: Quality workers produce work of superior quality, but they aren’t always productive.  3. Generalists: Generalists are at an average level of productivity and quality.  The study found that pairing workers with opposite strengths had the best results in terms of improving productivity. Namely, sitting productive workers and

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  • Placing the right type of people next to each other at work can dramatically improve organizational performance.

Tips for Managing Your Calendar and Meeting Rooms at Work

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Meetings are meant to improve productivity and efficiency. It is a time when people gather to get on the same page, create awareness of what needs to be done, and hold each other accountable to ensure that tasks get completed. If not planned out well, however, meetings can be a waste of time, and ultimately, hurt your company’s bottom line.    It’s important to schedule meetings for the right amount of time and with the right people, always starting with a clear objective in mind. Assigning someone to lead the meeting is key to ensure that it doesn’t go off the rails. But it’s not just the meetings themselves that can hurt efficiency and productivity if not carefully planned out.  Meeting Scheduling Process

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  • Meetings are meant to improve productivity and efficiency. To succeed, you need to plan well. Get tips on how to manage your calendar and meeting rooms.

The Problems with Recurring Meetings and What to Do About Them

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Nothing kills productivity and innovation faster than having too many meetings. Recurring meetings are often the culprit. If you’re a middle manager, you likely spend 35% of your time in meetings. If you’re in upper-level management, make that 50%. Recurring meetings are problematic because they typically last about an hour and lack a clear agenda. Regular communication is important, but it’s key to ensure that your recurring meetings are focused and productive.  Book a meeting room for your recurring meeting with additional services and catering using a meeting room booking system. Depending on your Exchange Property settings of resource booking conflicts, the system will inform you about resource availability to be able to change location bookings for the dates occupied by other bookings. We’ve all been

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  • Recurring meetings often have no clear agenda, and take up too much of peoples time without clear results. Get tips on how to fix this problem here.

How to streamline meeting room space utilization

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Space utilization has always been an issue for companies and corporations both big and small. This especially pertains to the booking of meeting rooms and finding ways to make sure groups of all sizes have a room that can satisfy their needs. However, by allowing central personnel, like receptionists, the ability to re-arrange meetings into different rooms, you can fully utilize the space you are operating in.   Help reduce space conflicts How many of you have had to book a meeting in a room that seats more people than you have invited to the meeting? Maybe you have tried to book a large room but find that the only one available is too small to host your attendees? The problem arises from not knowing

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  • Improve space utilization and effectiveness with a centralized meeting room booking manager.

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