The success of hybrid environments hinges on space management. Employees need to be able to access the spaces they require quickly and easily, and have the freedom to shape their working life around their current situation. Introducing booking systems allows employees to view which spaces are available at a time that suits them, and furthermore edit their reservations should their schedule change.
Flexibility such as this is vital, as prevalent no shows and block bookings are a major cause of frustration to employees. Additionally, ensuring that spaces are used to their full potential is central in optimising the usage and cost effectiveness of workplaces.
Booking systems which are connected to occupancy sensors furthermore reduce the workload placed on HR and Facilities teams, as releasing unused booked spaces becomes an automated process.
Gathering booking data also assists in managing these issues, as HR and Facilities teams are able to provide department heads with the data necessary to make informed decisions regarding their booking and space policy.