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The Cost of Wandering
November 7th, 2019
The Cost of Wandering  
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WX Summit Session 3: The Future of WX
February 5th, 2019
The final session of the summit focused on the future of WX. By evaluating emerging trends and working to understand their place in the WX landscape, ...
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WX Summit Session 2: Important Trends in WX
February 5th, 2019
Now that we understand what WX is and is not, we can dive into the important trends across the different curators of the workplace. IT, Real Estate, a...
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WX Summit Session 1: What is WX?
January 30th, 2019
To create a foundation on which to build throughout the week, we began discussing how we define Workplace Experience. While the convergence of so many...
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The Inaugural WX Summit: A Recap
January 30th, 2019
Last week we wrapped up our inaugural WX (Workplace Experience) Summit in beautiful Park City, Utah. After a weekend of heavy snowfall, the stage was ...
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4 Benefits of Using Room Reservation Software at Your Business
November 7th, 2018
Just about everything seems to be going digital in this day and age, and it should be no different inside your business. We’re living in an increasing...
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Ghost and Zombie Meetings®: The Monsters Eating Company Productivity
October 24th, 2018
Darkness falls across the land... The meeting hour is close at hand. Employees crawl in search of rooms but cannot find one... to their doom…
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Optimize Workspace Productivity with Workplace & Meeting Analytics
September 20th, 2018
Meeting and conference rooms are a big part of the workplace, but they can cause issues for many companies.
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Can a Room Display Improve Employee Productivity? The Right One Can
July 12th, 2018
There are several intended and expected outcomes when a company installs room displays. Chief among those being injecting a bit of structure into an o...
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Multitasking—It's Killing Your Productivity
August 29th, 2017
Multitasking—It's Killing Your Productivity  
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7 Tips for More Effective Meetings
July 28th, 2017
One of the biggest time wasters in modern business is meetings, and not because they’re not important. Rather, they’re run so inefficiently that it’s ...
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How To Leverage Activity-Based Workspaces In Your Office Design
July 6th, 2017
The subject of office design has changed considerably over the last decade, moving from a focus on ergonomics to creating a workspace that enhances ef...
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4 Tips on Getting Ahead of Employee Burnout
June 21st, 2017
It’s no secret that work can be stressful, but it doesn’t make it easier to face the fact that burnout is the cause for half of workplace turnover eac...
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10 Items that Matter most to Meeting Makers and Facilitators
June 7th, 2017
Meeting makers and facilitators are consistently on the lookout for new technologies and ideas to streamline meetings and increase their efficiency. W...
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5 of the Best Productivity Apps for the Workplace
May 17th, 2017
Ask any office manager in any industry - from real estate to financial firms - about the main goal for their workplace and you’ll likely hear the phra...
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5 Things That Will Keep People From Derailing Your Meetings
May 4th, 2017
On average, employees attend 253 meetings a year in formal conference rooms and spend 3.3 hours of your workdays in meetings, and of those daily meeti...
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{Quiz} How Bad Are Your Conference Room Management Issues?
May 2nd, 2017
Wondering how well your office does at conference room management? Take this quiz to find out how well you're doing and how you can reach conference r...
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The Battle of Enterprise vs. Individual Productivity
April 28th, 2017
The battle of enterprise vs. individual productivity affects every enterprise business whether you realize it or not.
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Future Offices Aim for One Thing—Getting the Most Out of Every Employee
April 21st, 2017
In the 1960s, they thought people of the future would have robot maids and their cars would fly (thanks, Jetsons). In the 1980s, we all imagined by no...
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Creating the Frictionless Office
April 12th, 2017
Employees are more productive, innovative and effective when they put their creative minds together and collaboratively work toward a common company g...
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How to Make Meetings More Organized: A Case Study
April 6th, 2017
Organization is an essential part of efficiently running any kind of business. Lehi, Utah-based SaaS company Weave knows that. In fact, their software...
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3 Tools for Better Insight into Employee Productivity
March 20th, 2017
A recent Gallup survey reported that 63% of American workers are not engaged in their work, while another 24% are "actively disengaged." A great motiv...
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Sick of wasted time during meetings?
March 16th, 2017
"Wait, I have how many meetings this week?" I literally said this walking into the office this week after pulling up my calendar on my phone (no reall...
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The Smooth Tech Roll Out—It Really Exists
February 15th, 2017
We’ve all seen it. We’ve all been there. You’re part of the team tasked with rolling out a new technology, meant to make our lives easier and better, ...
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The Integrated Office: Creating the Office of the Future
February 14th, 2017
In 1884, the Swiss Army Knife got its start. It was the ultimate in utility, developed for, you guessed it, the Swiss Army. The original had just four...
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3 Things You Didn't Know About Workplace Productivity
November 7th, 2016
Do you ever feel unproductive at work? Like the time you spend reorganizing your desk or learning to use new office tools would be better spent finish...
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Organize Your Inbox: 3 Email Tools to Improve Work Productivity
September 1st, 2016
You do this while you’re in bed, watching TV, on vacation and while working. No, it’s not eating. It’s checking your email.
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When Physical and Digital Realities Blur: A Slack Slash Command That Opens Doors
August 1st, 2016
If you are around me enough, you will hear the phrase, “The future is amazing.”
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How to Have Successful Meetings With Remote Workers
July 21st, 2016
Whether full time or part time, more companies are letting employees work from decentralized locations. But just because your remote workers don’t com...
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3 Time-Blocking Tips for Managing Your To-Do List
July 12th, 2016
Do find yourself thinking along these lines every week, wondering why it's so hard to get sh** done?
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How We Use Dropbox
June 23rd, 2016
Staying in sync with your team in today’s office environment can be a challenge. With employees coming and going on flexible schedules, working on sev...
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7 Workplace Wellness Apps to Improve Your Day
June 17th, 2016
7 Workplace Wellness Apps to Improve Your Day  
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Do Your Meetings Suck? 5 Tools to Make Them Awesome
April 13th, 2016
Employees, on average, attend 62 meetings a month – and they consider 31 hours spent in those meetings as unproductive.
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Screenshare Tips for Meetings
April 5th, 2016
If you’ve ever called in remotely for a group meeting, you know how frustrating it is to hear the presenter saying, “If you’ll look at this slide” … b...
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Standing Desks: Does Your Office Need Them?
March 11th, 2016
The standing desk is not a new concept. Great thinkers including Thomas Jefferson and Ernest Hemingway worked standing up. And recently, standing desk...
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Unconventional Ways to Improve Workplace Productivity
February 25th, 2016
Having trouble getting your employees to remain productive throughout the workday? Is employee engagement down at your office?
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How to Improve Your Office WiFi
January 27th, 2016
It’s been 25 years since the 802.11 WiFi standard was established. Back then, “data rates of even 2Mbps were considered impressive ... and 'the wirele...
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Double Your Meeting Productivity This Year
January 22nd, 2016
Meetings often consume the majority of your workday. How many times have you asked yourself, “How can I get out of this meeting?” or “Did that meeting...
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Better Lighting for a More Productive Office
January 13th, 2016
Ever think about how much lighting matters? From flickering fluorescent bulbs to misplaced overheads that cast glare even on anti-glare screens, light...
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Simple Ways to Keep Private Meetings Private
November 20th, 2015
Have you ever been in a highly sensitive, private meeting when someone pokes their head in to see if the room is really occupied, or worse, asks, “Are...
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How to Use Meeting Humor to Improve Productivity
October 27th, 2015
When used appropriately, meeting humor can help participants to focus, ease frayed nerves and breathe oxygen into a stale conversation.
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For Better Meetings, Make 'Be Prepared' Your Motto
October 20th, 2015
Companies in the U.S. hold 11 million formal business meetings every day, adding up to 7-15% of the personnel budget for most organizations.
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Better Collaboration: How to Keep Meetings on Track
September 9th, 2015
Most projects can benefit from collaboration. But sometimes when people get together to collaborate, the meetings get sidetracked.
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Tech Tools for ‘Almost-in-Person’ Workplace Collaboration
September 2nd, 2015
Nothing beats a truly personal, face-to-face connection. Although that’s true for many types of human interaction, it’s particularly important in busi...
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Handling Digital Distractions at Work
June 24th, 2015
Say you’re in a meeting, just about to reveal details of a plan you’ve been sweating over for months, but one of the key players in the room keeps mes...
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Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce
May 22nd, 2015
There are good and bad sides to working remotely and managing a remote workforce – which is part of why we appreciated a recent blog post from HelpSco...
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3 Workplace Productivity Problems You Didn’t Know IT Could Solve
May 19th, 2015
Tech-based workplace productivity solutions should allow us to do what we need to do without focusing on the device or platform we’re using. The work ...
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Company Culture and How Punctuality Pays
December 1st, 2014
In a previous blog post, Conference Room Turf Wars - It’s Time For A Change, we discussed a few reasons why turf wars exist within a company and the t...
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Ending the Epidemic of ‘Zombie Meetings®’
November 11th, 2014
"Zombie Meetings®" are an epidemic infecting companies everywhere. That's what we call meetings that have become stale and suck up company resources w...