Almost all organisations with meeting rooms have a meeting room scheduling or booking system of some kind to manage how, when and by whom those rooms are used. Fewer businesses use scheduling systems to manage desks in the same way, but with the rise of flexible working, it is becoming more common to allow users to book individual desks as well as meeting rooms through a scheduling system.
Here, in no particular order, are three of our solutions.
Option 1: Integrate our sensors with your existing meeting room solution
Our touchless solutions remove the burden on users by automating the process for meeting room check in/out while providing useful information to management about how often meeting rooms are used, peak times and the numbers of users in each meeting.
Option 2: Use our sensors to manage desks in a flexible environment
Do you really need to book desks? There is not necessarily a right or wrong answer to this, as it depends very much on your business and direction. The advantage of not using booking is that it’s one less thing for your staff to worry about. We provide live views of available space on in-office display screens and on staff’s mobile phones while the metrics provided in our reporting module ensure you can provide enough of the right space at the right time.
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Option 3: Apply one of our meeting room scheduling and desk booking solutions
All our meeting room scheduling and desk booking solutions are cloud-based and cover the whole spectrum of working practices, from traditional layouts, through flexible working to the latest concepts in agile offices.
The future office
Workplace professionals have developed a variety of strategies around flexible and agile working. While some organisations are more successful than others in implementing new practices, the overall direction of travel is clearly towards desk sharing in conjunction with breakout areas and other kinds of new office spaces.
A mixture of home working and coming together in offices, perhaps in agile teams, is likely to be the new normal.
Instead of being just a place of work, the office is gaining new significance as a place where people come together to collaborate and to enjoy the social aspects of work that, for most people, are an important aspect of wellbeing.
We work closely with corporations around the world to support workplace development, and this consulting work is at the heart of our innovations. Change happens differently in different organisations, and the workplace will continue to evolve. For those reasons, our solutions are designed to be adaptable.
Workplaces are changing rapidly, as concepts such as agile working gain traction, and the technology to manage this transition is evolving equally swiftly. When choosing technology to manage meeting rooms and desks, it is important that organisations find solutions that allow them the option to develop their workplaces rather than ones that dictate how the workplace has to operate.
At Abintra, we are dedicated to ensuring that our solutions provide organisations with the best advice and technology to manage office utilisation now and for the future.