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ShareDesk is excited to announce the launch of its workplace management software and application, Optix. As the leading global platform for flexible workplaces, with a network of over 1,800 locations in 70 countries, ShareDesk is taking the next step towards providing seamless workplace mobility.

ShareDesk has designed an elegant, easy-to-use solution that addresses challenges faced by many serviced office spaces in a unique way, improving the flexible working experience for both space managers and mobile professionals.

Integrated Approach

Here at ShareDesk, we’ve spent considerable time running and working in shared offices and coworking facilities. Although we have fully-experienced the benefits of flexible work and managing flexible workplaces, we have also experienced some of the areas where specialized tools and utilities are long overdue.

As a space manager, the administrative burden of booking meeting rooms, tracking members’ usage or coordinating member sharing with another workplace can take away from running a business effectively and efficiently. As users of shared workspaces, time spent away from your work trying to track down a space manager as your just found out your meeting room has been double booked, can lead to a missed opportunity or worse.

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Solutions

Smart Meeting Rooms and Workspaces

Manage workspaces more effectively by allowing users to easily book, edit, or cancel reservations instantly online or through the Optix application on their mobile device.

✓ View real-time availability and meetings calendar

✓ Eliminate double bookings and un-attended meeting rooms

 

Secure and Private Office Networks

Are you currently sharing or interested in sharing your workspace with other shared office members nearby? Set up custom access to workspaces for internal or external use.

✓ Grant and revoke permission to users with a simple click

✓ Fully customize your office by categorizing shared and member-only workspaces

 

Want to learn more about ShareDesk Optix?  Check out our website

 

 

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Two topics have each earned a lot of attention this year – working remotely, and company culture. However, there has not been enough attention paid to how these topics are so closely related.

Culture is the unity of beliefs, values and customs. We all want this dream team. But what do the best employees do? They leave. Why? They’re unhappy. However, too many articles point the finger in the wrong direction. They say it’s due to a lack of challenge. They say it’s because of bad management. They say it’s a lack of purpose.

Is it? For the average person, the truth is much less complicated.

No job is perfect. Most great employees may likely accept a lack of challenge, or having to answer to a bad manager, in exchange for a secure position, the right career trajectory and steady, decent compensation. People aren’t as daring and audacious as these articles would have us believe.

Most workers don’t feel entitled to perfection or the chance to change the world. However, we do feel entitled to logic. We need things to make sense.

It’s likely that many great employees quit because they’re literally sick and tired. It’s not the job – it’s travelling for hours, not getting enough sleep and not eating right. It’s missing their friends and family.

It’s anger. And we’re driven to quit by emotion.

Why do we finally quit? What pushes us over the edge? It’s that extra hour of sleep we can never get. It’s another stressed out traffic jam. It’s the awful weather. We quit when things no longer makes sense.

Great employees finally leave when the sacrifice is no longer worth it. At the same time, by offering the option to work remotely, businesses will decrease their turnover rate, retain more of their best and brightest employees and ultimately improve their company culture.

According to a recent World At Work survey, 64% of respondents said that remote working flexibility has had a positive or extremely positive impact on employee engagement, while 30% were neutral and only 6% said that it has a negative effect. At the same time, 77% of the “positive or extremely positive” respondents fall into the very low category of employee turnover (0-5%).

There’s a clear correlation between remote working, employee engagement and retention. Again, an exceptional company culture is not the result of interesting things. It’s the result of a team of outstanding employees. They stay because the sacrifice is now worth it. The balance now makes sense.

That’s why, at ShareDesk, we are such strong advocates for sharing flexible office space. Everybody wins. What do you think? Does working remotely improve company culture? Let us know your thoughts.

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It’s a pretty safe bet that no one misses fixed offices. Rapid advances in mobile technologies has led to flexible work schedules, resulting in an entire generation of mobile workers. In this transition to a mobile way of work, the productivity tools found in traditional offices are being transformed into apps, platforms and software that will allow mobile professionals to conduct business effectively while on the road.

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Here are six useful productivity tools that will help mobile professional be more productive.

1. Creating documents on the run

When getting access to a laptop is not an option, CloudOn gives mobile professionals the power to generate Word, Excel and Powerpoint files right on their phones with direct integration using a range of cloud storage sites.

2. Taking notes on your cell phone

Mobile devices and keyboards don’t mix. Phones are made for voice to be the central interface that moves words between a brain and the screen. The classic Dragon Dictation is one of the original speech recognition softwares on the market that converts the user’s voice into words on the screen.

3. Finding a place to work 

There are times when everyone needs a productive place to get work done or touchdown for a meeting with clients and business partners. ShareDesk is the best way to find a productive workspace virtually anywhere. Mobile professionals can use ShareDesk to discover and book flexible workplaces in over 400 cities around the world.

4. Tracking travel expenses

Mobile means expenses. Concur allows mobile workers to book reservations in the app and record the expenses that can then be exported to accounting.

5. Remembering passwords

The central experience of being a mobile worker is not knowing where they will log in next. That means remembering countless passwords or using the same one everywhere, which is the exact opposite of security. LastPass stores and generates safe log ins that can go anywhere, even on mobile devices thanks to the cloud.

6. Coordinating projects

It’s hard to work on a project with someone who is based in another city, unless that person uses software like Nozbe. This organizational app syncs up teams and projects with relevant updates, goals and emails all in one place.

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