It’s essential to wring the most value from every square foot of that pricey real estate. One way to use your space more productively and efficiently is “hoteling,” or redesigning office areas so that they can be used temporarily by different attorneys at different times.
But how do you know which spaces are the least used, and thus the best areas to convert into hoteling spaces?
You may already employ some kind of logging system, whereby lawyers reserve the use of a particular conference room at a particular time. But many of us have had the experience of being unable to book a conference room because it’s already been reserved, only to find out later that the meeting was cancelled or delayed and the space was available after all.
In addition, using a conference room designed to seat seven people for a two-person meeting isn’t an efficient use of space. According to a survey by the architecture and design firm HOK**, 73 percent of meetings involve only two to four people, but 53 percent of conference-room space is built for meetings of seven or more.