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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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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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Prove Your Productivity While Working From Home

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Working from home was once seen as a luxury or infrequent perk of some jobs, but as technology improves and physical presence becomes less necessary, working from home is becoming a mainstay of modern offices. While some companies seem to use working from home as a natural part of their workplace culture, others are reluctant to get on board because of fears regarding productivity and employee accountability. Here are a few ways how you can prove your productivity while working from home.

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5 Situations When You Should Decline a Meeting Invitation

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We’ve all been there before: sitting in a meeting and thinking to ourselves, “why am I here?”. When you’re under pressure at work, stressed about a deadline, or have daily tasks that need to be completed, spending unnecessary time in meetings that has no relevance or urgency to you is just plain wasteful. Here are the telltale signs for when you should decline a meeting invitation:

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What are Huddle Rooms and Why Should you use them?

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While a certain type of office layout may appeal to you aesthetically, the most important aspect in choosing a floor plan should be the ability for your staff to complete their work. In the case of open floor plans, you may be better equipped in this manner if you adopt the use of huddle rooms, which can act as a buffer, similarly to activity based offices.

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Music and Productivity in the Workplace

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Many of us like to listen to music while doing household chores, cooking, or even completing work in the office – it can make time feel like it’s going by faster, make menial tasks more enjoyable, and it can even be an efficient mood booster. But what about music and productivity at work? There have been some interesting studies that we can look to to see whether or not music is really encouraging us to be productive, or if it’s actually just a distraction.

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There Might be Something for Everyone in 'Activity Based Working'

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When looking at office space layout and design, and considering workplace productivity, it’s often cell offices or open floor plan offices that get the most attention. Certainly cell offices have been traditionally more popular in the corporate world, but the last years have seen a major increase in popularity for open floor plans. But what if you could take some of the elements from each of these office designs, to create a space that has multiple functions and uses. This type of place is called the “activity based” workspace.

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How to Achieve and Maximize Workplace Productivity

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During work hours, from the minute we walk into the office and the minute we walk out, we are expected to more or less be productive the whole time. The hours set by companies and employers are with the condition that we are working, completing all assigned tasks, and ideally in an efficient way. But there are several factors that can actually affect and even hinder our abilities to be and stay productive in our work environment.

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