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The Secret Money Drain: How Much do Your Meetings Cost?

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Most businesses are consumed with weighing costs and expenses with returns and profits. For any company to get off the ground and continue to grow, the money coming in needs to be more than what’s going out. But often businesses don’t look at the expenses that are hidden: they say that time equals money, and it could be that how you and your employees are spending your time may be the biggest secret money drain you have. To make sure you aren’t losing money on your meetings, learn how to calculate and optimize their expense.

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How to be Smart About Office Space Planning and Work Hours

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Just a decade or two ago, cell offices were the most common office layout where employees had their own rooms and a door they could shut. Today things are a little bit different. Even if cell offices still exist, the open floor plan spaces such as landscapes and activity based offices have become more common. In addition, companies have become much more meeting intensive, which will put new requirements on office space planning in terms of design and how to get as much utilization of the spaces as possible. A big mistake a lot of companies do is building too big conference rooms…

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Meeting Rooms – The New Hard Currency of Companies

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High demand on meeting rooms, (experienced) lack of meeting rooms and getting “kicked out” of, or have to kick out colleagues from booked rooms are commonplace at many workplaces. This is, among other things, because of the increase in information and meetings at todays companies. As a consequence, meeting rooms have become a kind of hard currency for many companies. We at Meetio are, if we may say so ourselves, quite sharp at meeting room management – e.g. by means of room usage statistics*. We know, it doesn’t sound particularly sexy, but we’ll show you the opposite.

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How to Avoid Information Bottlenecks in Your Office

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We’ve all been there; a missed email, a meeting that happens without our knowledge, a memo that never made it to our desk. In organizations, problems with the flow of information can hinder our ability to perform our jobs well, and can cause serious issues in team dynamics. But most of the time communication breakdown isn’t malicious or even intentional in nature. Most of the time it simply comes down to an information bottleneck and a lack of resources for clear communication.

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How to Prioritize Individual Tasks vs. Meetings

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In most companies across all industries, employees face an ever-present dilemma: to focus on individual tasks, or participate in meetings. When it comes down to it, it can be difficult to know how to prioritize when to say “no” to a meeting in order to focus on a deadline, or to say “yes” and risk losing productive time if the meeting is a waste of time. Luckily, there are a few ways to ensure that you can prioritize correctly, and understand how to make choices that value your time.

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How to Avoid Workplace Competition over Meeting Rooms

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If you’re working in a company that requires a lot of facetime with your clients and/or colleagues, we’re guessing that you probably conduct meetings frequently. While this isn’t a problem by nature, many companies run into issues when a competition over meeting rooms starts to surface. To avoid workplace competition over meeting spaces, you may want to consider a few tactics you can deploy so that everyone can hold the meetings they need to, without feeling stressed in the office.

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How to Schedule a Meeting in Outlook

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We all want our days in the office to run smoothly so that we can focus on the important tasks at hand. However, to have the days run smooth some effort and planning is required. Scheduling and conducting meetings are for many one of the largest impacts on productivity today. For those of you who use Outlook for your daily emails, managing your meetings is probably more convenient than you think. This basic guide will take you through the process of scheduling a meeting and a room for that meeting in Outlook.

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