How to use cognitive biases to your advantage
First things first - grab a copy of Thinking, Fast & Slow. It’s a book we highly recommend to pretty much anyone working behind a desk.
A roundup of our most popular tips on improving meeting room performance
Instead of a line on meeting rooms hacks or room booking systems to draw you in, let’s start with an ancient Mesopotamian story, “Appointment in Samarra”, since the name also references a meeting.
Supercharge your meeting rooms with... not a lot of work, really
Not all of us have a techie friend to guide us through the tangled world of gadget chords or set us free in the world of wireless communication. But sometimes you wish you did because your life would be so much easier.
Do less - Dream - Divide - Declutter - Delegate
Some people have been fortunate enough to get their ideal job while others still haven’t quite found the perfect fit. Either way, whether you love or dread to go to work, whether you work from home or commute for 2 hours to get there, whether you’re the best at what you do or are just figuring it out, one thing is common for everybody out there trying to make a living: there comes a time when you feel like you may have bitten off too much.
For when you don’t really need one
You don’t always need something as robust as YArooms. Here’s what you can do when we’re not your most viable option.
without learning to code
The first rule of Product Management states: “Keep your roadmap clear and clean”. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t work your way around the rule. It’s been a while since our last hack, so we hope this is worth your while.
A Raspberry Pi powered standalone Kiosk
Some of our clients use YArooms to book meeting rooms at conferences and events. Here’s a simple and affordable way of creating a booking kiosk.
and discourage slacking off
Creative people go through 2 stages - insanely passionate and productive and then inhumanly lazy. This is due to their hunger for the new, for the unexplored.
to keep people focused
The media has been touting a shortening of attention spans for decades. But there is more to it than meets the eye.
(it’s not what you think)
A large table surrounded by chairs. Some awards scattered along the walls. Wires everywhere. Window blinds drawn and secured. A faint smell of potpourri coming from a pot of cold coffee. A presentation with walls and walls of text that you can read later. No wonder people spend their time on Facebook rather than paying attention to the discussion.