These days, many businesses are trying to find ways to cut costs and
improve efficiencies, while promoting a healthy work-life balance within their
workforce. As such, many companies are giving their staff the opportunity to
work flexibly and remotely - with many setting their own hours and working from
their home office. In extreme cases, some firms have even decided to close a
central office space in favour of an entirely home-based operation.
This is all very well and good, as it certainly reduces overheads quite
considerably and appears to suit the majority of employees. However, it doesn't
suit every situation. What happens, for example, when you have a board or
client meeting? Or need to call the staff together for an important
communication? Conference calls and emails may not be appropriate.
Fortunately, there is an easy solution - hire
serviced meeting rooms. London is the obvious choice, being the business centre of the country;
however, there are such offices located in most counties. The beauty of using
such facilities is that they can be hired on a daily, if not hourly basis, thus
are still very reasonable.
Serviced meeting rooms are typically leased fully equipped to
enable temporary occupants to go straight in and start a meeting without
needing to set things up. Many facilities offer a staffed reception area, break
out rooms, tea and coffee facilities and a message-taking service. There might
also be photocopying and faxing machines.
The clean and unbranded spaces will present clients with a professional
impression of your business - which might not be so forthcoming if you were to
meet in a hotel lobby, pub or other such inappropriate venue.
Another great selling point is that serviced meeting rooms usually
contain the most up-to-date technology, along with fast broadband connections,
enabling business to go ahead uninterrupted and smoothly.
For those forward-thinking businesses who have embraced the changing
ways in which we work, serviced meeting rooms could be of vital importance,
every now and then.