Staff Training Solutions For Businesses Of All Sizes

Date: Tue Apr 26 Author: Chelliah Nakeeran

Staff training is critical for the success of your business operations. After all, a company is only as good as its employees. Yet the performance of your employees largely rests on the quality of training they receive. 

Whilst most companies may not have an issue with their training program, more and more businesses are finding they don’t have the right environment to deliver the program as effectively as they might. 

With more companies switching to hybrid working, the space issue for HR & Training Managers has been exacerbated. Office closures and downsizing has meant even the largest firms don’t have the luxury of space they used to. 

This poses a problem for training managers on a number of levels. In the first instance, a trainer may not have the scope to book a meeting room for an entire day. Other members of your company will still need to have meetings. 

Then there is a question of space. Do you have a room on-site that is large enough to accommodate the number of people you’re training and allow them space to move around? 

Another option most training would float is online training. With employees working from home, this may feel like the most logical and cost-effective solution. 

But is virtual training really that effective to coordinate, deliver and understand? There have been at least 10 disadvantages identified when it comes to e-learning. 

Another issue for businesses is that training new starters remotely doesn’t make a good impression. They will feel isolated, intimated and confused. It’s far easier to train staff in person – especially if they are new to the company. 


Fully-Equipped Meeting Rooms 

The best solution for a large percentage of HR & Training Managers is to hire fully-equipped meeting rooms. Whether you’re looking for your own staff or you provide external training courses as a service to third parties, BluDesks‘ cost-effective pay-as-you-go facilities provide a solution every time. 

The primary goal of a training program is to deliver the material via appropriate formats. That could mean you need an overhead projector, a whiteboard or a sufficient amount of room to conduct role-plays.

Whether you need a meeting room for a small group of five or a large group of 20+ delegates, BluDesks provides a one-stop solution. With a corporate membership and single sign-in, you have access to multiple meeting rooms all over the city you live. 

With the capacity to search and find a meeting room that serves the demands of your training program, you will dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to scour the internet and sign up for dozens of co-working spaces that hire meeting rooms

The meeting room we provide access to is equipped with adequate power points, projection systems, HV/audio, whiteboards and more. Whether you’re hosting a small training session, workshops, or a multi-day training course for a large number of people, BluDesks provides the staff training solutions with your business is looking for. 

How Coworking Space Improves Productivity

Date: Tue Apr 12 Author: Chelliah Nakeeran

Today’s project managers and heads of sales face challenges pulling a distributed workforce together for collaborative projects. Communication and ideas suffer, staff, become demotivated and there is a disparity between cross-functional teams. 

The goal for project managers is to focus on the profitability of a project and foster the well-being of your team. A fully-functioning team is more productive which translates into more profit.

In the past year, studies have shown that managers are struggling to meet project goals with remote working teams. There has been a number of reasons for failure, but three of the key factors have been breakdowns in communication, a lack of motivation and incoherence.

On the flip side, a decade of research focusing on the correlation between happiness and success has shown that a happy workforce can increase productivity by 31% and sales by 37%. 

Whilst remote working gives enterprises the scope to downsize and cut overheads to invest in other areas of the business, productivity and profits are increased when team members sit together on collaborative projects.

Improve communication

Communication is the glue that holds a project together. Seamless communication is pivotal to promoting creative ideas that tackle complex problems. 

More ideas breed more discussions, and ultimately more solutions. When collaborative experiences are coherent and efficient, the team is better equipped to achieve goals and boost productivity.

Brainstorming and exploring ideas are clearly more effective in an office environment. Moreover, a team is more effective when the members are sitting with one another. 

Improve co-ordination

Sharing the same office space also makes it easier for project managers to coordinate the project in its entirety. It also saves time having to shoot off emails when you can simply turn to the person next to you and ask a quick question – “how are you getting on with that…” etc. 

Projects between cross-functional teams often fail in multi-departmental companies because the team members are confined to their relevant departments and are thus separated. 

Companies typically create silos in which IT teams sit in the IT section, sales personnel sit in the sales sections and so on. This is usually due to a lack of space in the office. 

With more companies downsizing to smaller offices or dispensing with office premises altogether, renting co-working space is an affordable solution that fosters the well-being of your team members, and the collaborative process and ultimately increases productivity. 

Motivate staff

Remote workers report feeling disconnected and lonely working from home. Demotivated team members have a negative impact on productivity levels and can be damaging to mental health. 

During the Covid lockdowns, managers were trying to overcome this issue by motivating staff with virtual lunches and virtual coffee breaks. It is clear that the solution is bringing the team together. 

Renting co-working space and meeting rooms is a cost-effective way for companies to get the best out of a collaborative project. At BluDesks, we make it managing your projects even easier by giving you access to multiple offices in your area with one pass. What’s more, the hourly rate pay-as-you-go solution means you have complete control over your budget. 

Flexible PAYG Office Spaces Provide Hybrid Model Solutions

Date: Tue Apr 5 Author: Chelliah Nakeeran

As we ease into living with covid, UK businesses are pivoting from remote working to hybrid models. According to a report published by McKinsey, 9 out of 10 executives plan to embrace hybrid working. 

Last September The Telegraph reported the hybrid model had brought renewed hope to almost a quarter of the companies that expected to close their doors following lockdown. 

The upheaval is prompting corporate purchasing departments and facility management teams to find cost-effective and practical solutions. 

BluDesks goes a long way to solving problems that businesses face right now – at least on the in-office side of hybrid working. Our flexible pay-as-you-go platform provides businesses of all sizes with easy access to office space and meeting rooms all over the world

Flexible working should offer convenience 

Flexible working offers employees more convenience. They said. Flexible working was supposed to offer employees more work-life balance. Oh yes, that old chestnut.

Reports show that the reality of remote working has not quite panned out as promised. Juggling the demands of work and home life in one hand increased stress levels. Burnout followed. Productivity and motivation took a nosedive.

Facility management teams need to acknowledge that individuals take a different approach to flexible working. Everyone has different needs, but all needs need to fit into one model. 

Companies that have downsized will face the most problems. Employees that prefer the office environment or cannot concentrate at home and need private space need a solution. 

This is where BluDesks trumpets the cavalry bugle. We provide access to thousands of flexible office spaces from one single platform. That means you only need to register once but can book hotdesks, meeting rooms and co-working spaces anywhere you like. 

Now is convenience and lends a helping hand to employees looking for the coveted work-life balance.

Cost-effective co-working spaces

Lockdown put the future of 250,000 small businesses in a noose. Thousands of companies are now scrambling to save their business by heavily cutting costs. 

Renting co-working spaces has proven to be a life jacket, but not every workspace provider offers cost-effective solutions to corporations. If you have a distributed workforce, you have to pay multiple registration fees to hire hot desks and co-working spaces. 

What’s more, most co-working spaces tie you into monthly contracts. This means that you end up paying for office space when you’re not using it. In a time when you need more control over your purse strings, you need a company that really does provide cost-effective solutions. 

We don’t insist on rolling monthly contracts. You simply book a desk, private office space or meeting room and let us know how long you want it for. Fees are charged hourly. 

In other words, you pay as you go. It’s flexible. It’s convenient. It’s cost-effective. 

The single-pass also gives you options. For example, if you assign access to our portal to a handful of users in facility management and accounts you have more control over your spending. 

Moreover, we have a wide range of offices to choose from all over the UK so you can choose the amount you are prepared to spend on each level of personnel. 

For example, you can assign department and cost-centre codes and different applications forms by employee type which enables accounts to track spending and pay invoices. 

If you need flexible working space where you get to control the costs, check out the office space we have to offer and sign-up for a universal BluDesks pass today.