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By Usman on 7/12/2020 11:51 PM

As more employers gravitate towards the concept of shared desks and non-permanent workspaces for staff, the definition of what the ideal office of tomorrow is a hot topic. The idea of office hoteling has become a focal point of conversation with facility managers and office administrators. Consequently, supporting IT systems, including the effective use of office hoteling software solutions, is now receiving much attention.

By Shaun on 7/3/2020 4:36 AM
The writing’s on the wall: Workplaces of tomorrow will likely never look (or work!) the same as they did just a few months ago! As offices reopen after the work-from-away spell of forced COVID-19 closures, employers will introduce new work paradigms to comply with how things have evolved. Most prominent among the new changes is a revisiting of assigned desks, and a fresh perspective at hot-desking, hoteling and shared workspaces.

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By Shaun on 7/3/2020 4:29 AM

The meeting room is one of the most important rooms in any business where senior staff, managers, and employees get together to discuss projects. Having a meeting room booking system can streamline meetings at your office and we're going to show you the top 5 benefits of implementing meeting room booking software.


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By Shaun on 7/3/2020 4:22 AM

Business is going digital and many employees are starting to work remotely. The world is becoming increasingly digitalized, which means if your company is not adjusting its losing on productivity and efficiency. This begs the question: What is the best cloud meeting room booking solution for your business?


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By Shaun on 7/3/2020 4:16 AM

Business owners rely on meetings to plan projects and allocate workloads for managers and employees. Meetings are an essential part of any business, but what isn't essential is spending time arranging them. Meeting room booking software allows you to cut down on the time spent arranging meetings by scheduling them based on availability. 


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By Shaun on 7/3/2020 4:07 AM

Businesses struggle with many things, but the main issue that is present across the board is the logistical issue of scheduling meetings. Employees struggle with meeting room availability and many times end up spending hours booking meetings, arranging details, and waiting for approval. Even when their meetings are approved, they may find themselves walking over to the conference room while another meeting is ongoing.


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By Usman on 7/1/2020 12:27 AM

The revolution of technology – computer networks, wireless communication systems, laptops, mobile devices, and advanced software applications – makes it possible for people to work out of the office and in other places and touch base with their teams once in a while. According to Sandra M. Paret, Senior Vice President in AECOM's Buildings + Places Practice, in an interview with the Dallas Business Journal, "Today's worker spends lesser time in the office. Up to 50% of office desks and workstations are unused at any given point on a typical workday." Thus, the office hoteling system becomes relevant.

By Shaun on 6/30/2020 9:05 AM

How can a desk management system help your business? Is a desk management system a replacement for an office manager? The main benefit of a desk management system is that it can help you carry out tasks such as book desks, book parking spaces, locate employees, and much more. 


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By Shaun on 6/30/2020 8:31 AM

The benefits of having a desk management solution for your business are immense, especially if the software is tailored to your particular business. Software like DeskFlex makes it easy to 3D model and customize your workplace and keep track of employee occupancy at all times. The two key pillars for the success of every business are performance and discipline.


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By Shaun on 6/29/2020 12:02 PM
Employee management is the ultimate responsibility of a business owner. If you want to achieve your intended goals, you have to encourage work efficiency and drive employees to do better. Increasing the performance of your employees is one of your main responsibilities.

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By Shaun on 6/29/2020 11:51 AM
Enterprises rely on software to allocate work tasks and get projects done in the workplace. Businesses need access to basic software, such as Microsoft Office Suite and other specialized payroll management software, to manage employees. In the digital era, software makes business management more efficient and allows us to increase worker productivity.

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By Shaun on 6/24/2020 10:31 PM

As thousands of institutions start reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown, business owners will face with one stark reality that’ll be here for a while: It won’t be “business as usual” anymore – at least, not for the foreseeable future. There will be new workplace paradigms that require flexibility in where employees sit, which desks their colleagues occupy at the office, and how remote workers schedule and reserve workspace when/if they come into the office for a day.


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By Shaun on 6/14/2020 11:30 AM

They say that all it takes is a few weeks of doing something (or not doing it!) to form new habits. Over the past few months of lockdown, employees may have formed and broken many new and old workspace rituals. The desks they used, the meeting rooms where they congregated, or the community workspace they shared with others might now be history – and they’ll need to adapt.


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By Shaun on 6/12/2020 12:29 AM

Workplaces are typically safe environments where employees are at their most productive. However, it might surprise you to learn that there’s always room to enhance both aspects of working life – safety at the office, and efficiency of the workforce. And choosing a full-featured workspace management software solution is the best way to achieve both objectives. 


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By Shaun on 6/12/2020 12:22 AM

Office-goers are in for some great news over the coming weeks and months: More and more employers will begin opening their workspaces, so workers may get back to work. But the allocated spaces that employees once used, might not look or feel the same. New social distancing and workplace hygiene rules will likely change desk, cubicle and other workspace allocation protocols.


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By Shaun on 6/5/2020 1:19 AM

The new world order for workspaces will be one where teams, that previously worked together, will now need to find a way to work apart. Once employers are ready to accept staff back at the office, one big concern that’ll overshadow their plans is: How do I make the office a safe yet efficient place


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By Shaun on 6/2/2020 3:17 AM
Many workspace analysts see the current COVID-inspired work-from-home regimen as a dry run for more organizations to embrace flexible work arrangements. With more employees now forced to work remotely, the flexi work model is proving to be a viable one. This does not mean an end of traditional workspace – like designated offices, assigned desks, traditional cubicles and meeting rooms.

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By Shaun on 6/2/2020 3:08 AM

Even though how we work might change in the coming months – no thanks to the ongoing pandemic! – one reality in our workplaces will remain constant: There will be a greater emphasis for supervisors and office administrators to better manage our workplaces. Social distancing, flexible working hours, and desk and cubicle sharing will be a given. 


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By Shaun on 5/30/2020 4:04 AM
In the very near future, there’ll be a wave of employees flocking back to work. The transition from “work from away” to work from the office by “staying apart” is likely to be a challenging one. There’ll be new screening requirements in most workplaces.

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By Shaun on 5/30/2020 3:58 AM
There’s no doubt about it: Businesses are eager to reopen, and staff are equally willing to resume work at the office. However, make no mistake – unless the transition back to work is well-planned and coordinated, it could have a tremendous negative impact on the workforce.

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By Shaun on 5/25/2020 5:21 AM
One of the longer-lasting legacies, of COVID-initiated work-from-home protocols, is likely going to be a discovery, by employers and employees, that you don’t have to be in the office to work. As business owners and office managers discover that given time, teams become more adept at performing work remotely, they’ll ask the obvious question: Do we really need all those offices, cubicles and desks?

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By Shaun on 5/25/2020 5:12 AM
Organizations across the world have lost productivity due to the COVID-19-related shutdown. In some cases, the competition may be eying this as an opportunity to gain market share. With the lockdown’s scheduled to end in most jurisdictions, employers are very likely busy planning and strategizing how they’ll have staff resume work at their designated worksites.

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By Shaun on 5/25/2020 5:07 AM
We’ve all encountered them in the workplace them: Those loner employees who always bow their heads and avoid eye contact while passing you by. Who prefer to wait for the next elevator – even though you are the only occupant in this one.

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By Shaun on 5/25/2020 4:50 AM
Personnel managers and HR departments around the globe deal with a whole new dictionary of terms today: Flex time. Part-time work. Reduced hours. Compressed work weeks. Telecommuting.

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By Shaun on 5/25/2020 4:39 AM
The gig economy, the sharing economy and the access economy are here to stay. Job sharing, alternate work schedules, part-time work and flex hours are quickly becoming entrenched. As the face of the “traditional” workforce changes, flex workspaces are fast becoming the rule rather than the exception.

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By Shaun on 5/21/2020 5:17 AM
The current work from home imperative has amply demonstrated that it (working remotely) is practical. However, the 2.5-percent decline in nonfarm business sector labor productivity in Q1 of 2020, reflected the most significant quarterly decline since Q4 of 2015.

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By Shaun on 5/21/2020 4:40 AM
Shortly - and one hopes it’ll be very shortly! – employers will be welcoming hundreds of thousands of employees back to work across the world. Depending on what each company’s back to work policy is, it’s likely that not all employees might work out of designated workspaces in the office.

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By Shaun on 5/21/2020 4:24 AM
When the COVID-19 dust finally settles – as near as it will ever! – companies will have to face a new workplace reality: How do we accommodate our staff back to work, yet keep physical distancing front and center. And, as employers start putting these strategies together, they’ll need all the help they can get.

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By Shaun on 5/21/2020 4:00 AM
A decade or so ago, if someone told you that you’d primarily be “working from home”, it’s likely you’d have laughed them out of your office and slammed the door on them! Today, sitting in your home office, you’d smile at that encounter.

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By Shaun on 5/21/2020 3:41 AM
As more and more workplaces open post the COVID lockdown, there’ll be more questions that office managers, staff and facility operators will ask about social distancing, and how to enforce it. Workspaces that have just a handful of desks and cubicles may find it relatively easy to follow company policy around COVID-related social distancing.

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By Shaun on 5/21/2020 3:22 AM
Social distancing is likely to be the norm in workplaces – at least for the foreseeable future. With partial on-site and partial work-from-home staffing plans in place, making effective use of and managing workspaces will be a challenge for most organizations.

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By Shaun on 5/21/2020 1:20 AM
Traditionally, employees and employers used room booking software as a supplemental tool to overall workplace management. Staff would usually consult the Microsoft Outlook or Exchange calendars of their colleagues, and then use supporting workplace management software and schedulers to reserve assets, such as meeting facilities.

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By Shaun on 5/20/2020 10:22 AM
The workplace, as we know it today, is evolving. Everyday, there are new trends emerging that will change how facilities builders design, organize and manage workspaces.

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By Shaun on 5/19/2020 7:42 AM
A new paradigm in workspace management is about to take hold – one where permanent desk’s and “guaranteed” cubicle addresses will become history!

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By Shaun on 5/13/2020 11:23 AM
The current COVID-19 pandemic has created a whole new lexicon that people, especially in the people management, staffing and HR business, are just coming to terms with.

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By Usman on 4/27/2020 10:56 PM

COVID-19, a strand of the coronavirus is the most recent pandemic to sweep the globe, sending billions indoors, following social distancing rules, and locked down in numerous countries. Inevitably, this too has forced the majority of offices and their employees to work from home is a challenge in itself, especially when juggling family life.


By SuperUser Account on 4/21/2016 11:27 AM

Save Money and Gain Employee FlexibilityIn the not-too-far past, work was something done almost exclusively at the office or place of business during standard hours of operation. But now, workers spend less and less time in office, using it chiefly to touch base or to interact for short periods with team members. In a traditional office, up to 50 percent of desks, offices, and workstations are unused at any given point on a typical workday. A 2013 Forrester report showed that “anytime, anywhere workers” in the U.S. and Europe grew from 15 percent to 29 percent.

By SuperUser Account on 4/11/2016 11:54 AM

An office using Desk Hoteling Nowadays, scheduling is one of the major problems  for multi-story organizations. For years, we used old  methods like organization charts to manage rooms  and workspaces. It was expensive and time consuming. These old methods meant a lot of work for employees who could have been off doing something more important. 


By SuperUser Account on 4/4/2016 7:59 AM

DeskFlex Workspace Management Facility scheduling software and call center software are very efficient for managing limited workspaces. They ideally manage the employee workability and cost efficiency, while providing every employee with workspace and necessary facilities.

By SuperUser Account on 3/29/2016 2:54 PM

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Life can be busy. Running a business can be even busier. An effective way to save time is to consider your automated options. Large companies and businesses, especially, are often incredibly reliant on automated solutions. Unfortunately, you can’t automate everything...


By SuperUser Account on 12/30/2015 5:02 PM

How to Cut Your Business ExpensesExpenses can be challenging to manage. Office supplies, especially, can be a large expense that you simply do not want to pay. Locating where costs can be cut might be vital to your organization’s health, especially for small businesses.

By SuperUser Account on 12/30/2015 4:58 PM

How to Improve Your Business's ProductivityProductivity is an important tool for maximizing your company’s outputs. Outputs cover both your company’s products and their individual work rate. Improving both the quality of your products and employee productivity usually leads to increased employee and customer satisfaction. It isn’t always easy though—finding ways to improve processes and employee motivation can be frustrating....

By SuperUser Account on 12/29/2015 2:12 PM
How to Motivate Your EmployeesMotivated employees are happier and more productive. Motivation is generally a result of job satisfaction and achieving performance goals. To improve employee motivation first, recognize the power in drawing out the best employees have to offer, then set individual performance goals and a system to recognize employees as they achieve each benchmark.
By SuperUser Account on 12/29/2015 1:51 PM

Considering Employee Concerns About Office HotelingWhen an organization starts to use office hoteling software, there is often a sense of excitement about a more flexible work environment, better use of space, and cost savings. However that excitement often wanes in the face of practical concerns. Reserving desk space, meeting rooms, and even office equipment  through an office hoteling software can transform the office but consider the work space from an employee's point of view. Following are common concerns about office hoteling:

By SuperUser Account on 12/16/2015 8:47 AM

How to make your business meetings successfulWe've all had them: the business meetings nobody can stand. The meetings where nobody pays attention. The meetings where nothing gets accomplished. Meetings can be an important to time to brain storm, collaborate and make important decisions. It's important that you plan them out properly, though, so that you stay away from the dreaded useless meeting.

By SuperUser Account on 12/16/2015 8:42 AM

Contact Center into Revenue Generating Center

The customer contact center is evolving. Normal customer service centers are beginning to function as revenue generating centers, too. It makes sense: turning a service call into a sales call is an effective way to generate more income.

By SuperUser Account on 12/2/2015 10:38 AM

Employees EngagementCommunication is a powerful tool, and often has a  huge impact on the success of your organization. Effective communication between manager and employee increases employee participation, workplace productivity, and business success. Conversely, lack of communication can be detrimental to work relationships. Take time to communicate effectively with each of your employees, making it a regular practice.

By SuperUser Account on 12/2/2015 10:37 AM

Best Practices for dealing with disengaged employeesMost employees become disengaged at some point in their careers. Employee engagement means an employee feels “fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization’s reputation and interests.” Back in 1900s, people used to talk about “employee morale,” which defined as the job satisfaction, outlook, and feelings of well-being an employee has within a workplace setting.  But later, they came up with the new term: Employee Engagement.

By SuperUser Account on 12/2/2015 10:30 AM

Cartoon Man Using Desk HotelingA company that effectively uses an office hoteling system can reduce expenses by creating an agile workplace. Your business can more easily employ a mobile or telecommuting workforce, use a smaller office space, and share resources. Investing in office hoteling software that manages shared resources effectively can gain big rewards. 

By SuperUser Account on 5/27/2015 10:36 AM

Call Center Monitoring SoftwareEach organization has a team of customer-facing, information delivery sales, customer services or technical support services using phone, online chat, social tools, fax and other communication channels. Although they are often an important source of income, they represent a considerable expenditure of operations due to staffing requirements, training, infrastructure and associated support they generate.

By SuperUser Account on 5/27/2015 10:34 AM

Call Center Software

The popularity of call centers has created a huge demand for call center software. Call center software is designed to assist and help manage interactions between customers and agents, reduce wait time, gather information, and produce reports highlighting different aspects of your business. Quality call center software is generally integrated with CRM software. Because of the large variety of available applications, it is important to do your research and select the best one for your business.

By SuperUser Account on 3/2/2015 11:40 PM

office management software; technology; office hoteling

Nowadays, workers can work flexibly from home, on the road, or even outside of the country, which makes office hoteling a popular way in the modern office. Employees usually use their mobile device, collaboration software, office scheduling software, and customer relationship software to manage office hoteling, which improves efficiency and employee motivation. But with all these software and technologies, it can be overwhelming.

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