The mobile workforce, combined with greater acceptance of the work-from-home (WFH) culture, has put a spotlight on how organizations plan and manage existing workspaces, especially common-use resources such as meeting and conference rooms. By failing to properly manage the use of these resources, businesses unduly pay for unutilized or under-utilized workspace.
The increasing use of conference booking software is the best way to tame the workspace planning beast.
Tapping into productivity
Workspace management, including meeting rooms, desks, and cubicles, is bringing about the power of good planning and scheduling practices to bear in the efficient and optimum use of these resources. To tap into workspace management productivity, office administrators need to realize two very important facts:
The former means valuable office real estate is going unused, even though management continues to pay for it. The later is indicative of scarce workplace resources not being scheduled is a way that works for everyone looking for a place to work. In either event, the result is the same:
Un-planned use of workspace is a drag on productivity – both in terms of worker performance as well as organizational competitiveness. The problem needs fixing so employees, visitors, and guests make productive use of these resources.
Restoring the balance
Increasingly, office managers and facility administrators are looking at automated booking and scheduling tools to help them restore the balance of productivity. So, how do these tools help put the scheduling gene back in the bottle? Well, here are some unique features that help automation do just that:
With features like these available to employees – both on-premises and remotely – improving workspace productivity, through optimum workplace resource scheduling, is a breeze. No longer will employees waste hours, scrambling to find a desk or cubicle to work from. And the days of large groups of employees being blindsided, because of last-minute meeting venue changes, are long gone. Today’s conference room planning and scheduling tools give up-to-the-minute notifications, via email and text messaging, so conferences and meetings move forward productively – as planned!