Building a flexible workplace as a higher education institution is now more possible than it has ever been. Everything boils down to the correct approach and the right workplace technology.
Higher Education has long been considered among the more traditional workplaces, where flexibility would be hard to obtain. But as flexible working is overtaking salary as the most desired workplace benefit, more and more colleges and universities are looking into agile work planning strategies. The most successful of them turn into technology that can support new scheduling processes, enhance collaboration and cater to the needs of a hybrid workforce.
Sustaining workplace values and culture is one of the main concerns Human Resources professionals have in regard to flexible work environments. Higher Ed is not an exception: if your staff and academic professionals are not on site, how can they stay connected to the campus culture?
Our answer is simple - digital workplace technology. It enables campuses to remain the hot spots for collaboration and networking even with a new hybrid workplace mindset and working habits. Facilitate the interaction that is essential for positive employee experience and productivity.
Before using YAROOMS, each Faculty's building counted on their own administrative staff to deal with different booking processes.
Needless to say, they weren't efficient, and the lack of a common approach to space management often led to overlapping meetings.
Aligning booking activities via calls or emails turned out to be time consuming and difficult to track.