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How to Plan Better Meetings with an Empathetic Approach

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From meetings that go on and on with no end in sight, to meetings where participants are playing with their smartphones and wondering why they are even there, meetings take up a good chunk of your workday but they often feel like a waste of time. Most organizations depend on meetings to accomplish tasks and achieve team success. But are meetings at your organization the most effective and efficient that they can be? Chances are, they aren’t. Managers and senior leaders typically spend over half their time at work in meetings, but studies have shown that 25-50% of meeting time is wasted.  The biggest problems in an organization, including the issue of pointless and ineffective meetings, seem to arise when there is a lack of shared understanding.

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  • Plan your meetings with an empathetic approach to make meetings more efficient.
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How Microsoft Teams Works with Resource Central and Digital Sign Service

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Looking for a true hub for digital collaboration? Microsoft Teams is a game-changing collaboration platform in Office 365 combines workplace chats, meetings, notes, and attachments. It even includes extensions that integrate with non-Microsoft products, so you can customize your workspace in accordance with the way you work. Microsoft Teams enables you to build a more engaged and effective team. You can get everybody on the same page with online meetings, group chats, and calls, and easily share and collaborate on files with built-in Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Both Resource Central and Digital Sign Service integrate with Microsoft Teams.   Book Microsoft Teams Meetings in Outlook® If you want to book Microsoft Teams meetings from your Outlook® calendar, click the

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  • Learn how our meeting room booking software, Resource Central, integrates with Microsoft Teams.
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Microsoft Teams: What We Learned at Ignite

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Add-On Products joined tech professionals from around the world at Microsoft Ignite September 2018 in Orlando. Attending this conference allowed us to talk in person with customers about our resource booking solutions, as well as learn about what’s next with Microsoft’s technology. Microsoft Teams was definitely a major focus at Ignite 2018. According to the sessions we attended at Ignite, it was the fastest growing Microsoft product that year. Lauded as the ultimate collaboration tool, Teams is a hub for teamwork within Office 365. Teams will eventually replace Skype for Business Online. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Add-On Products is constantly enhancing our product integrations in this collaboration-first environment. Resource Central and Digital Sign Service software supports Microsoft Teams as they support Skype for Business.  

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  • Add-On Products joined sessions about what's next with Microsoft's technology at Ignite back in September in Orlando. Microsoft Teams was a big focus point - here's what we learned.
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How to Be a #SmartOfficeWorker: Essential Skills in Today’s Workplace

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Good office workers are hard to find, according to one-third of hiring managers. Contrary to what the media might lead you to believe, the talent shortage doesn’t just happen in technical disciplines. There is a talent shortage across all fields because workplaces are changing rapidly. Oftentimes, organizations focus on recruiting employees with hard skills. The problem is that those people may not be capable of communicating complex thoughts or work well with others. To be a #smartofficeworker, you need to have a good mix of hard and soft skills. Some skills are desirable in more than one industry. These hybrid skills allow workers to be useful in a number of different areas of a business. The following are some of the most important and coveted skills for

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  • Do you have the skills to become a #SmartOfficeWorker in today's workplace?
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How to Prevent Double Bookings in Microsoft Outlook

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Prevent Double Booking Office 365 If you use Microsoft Outlook® to book meeting rooms, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the frustrating experience of double bookings. Not only can double bookings leave you without a meeting room when you need it, you could also end up with equipment, catering, and other extra services that you will no longer be able to use. Additionally, double bookings create a poor impression among clients or business partners who have come to meet with you at your facility. Productivity is lost as you shuffle to find an available meeting room at the last minute due to a double booking. Why do Double Bookings Happen? Imagine settling into a meeting room because you’re about to initiate a huddle with your team and

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  • Double bookings are frustrating, but some simple fixes can eliminate the problem.
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