Understanding Workspace Reservation location hierarchy

If your organization includes workspaces that are placed in a variety of locations, the account owner or admin can organize a hierarchical structure to manage them more effectively. Depending on the needs of your organization, you can specify a location for a workspace that includes its Country/Region, City, Campus, Building, and Floor.

This article covers:

Prerequisites for using Workspace Reservation location hierarchy

How to design a hierarchical structure

An account owner can design a hierarchy to define the locations of all workspaces. The account owner or designated Workspaces administrators can also configure different settings at each level of this hierarchy.

How to understand the inheritance of settings

If you do not change the settings for any intermediate levels in the hierarchy, all rooms inherit the account settings. This works well for a small number of workspaces managed by a single person.

For example, say that the value of the Reservation Questionnaire setting at the account level is for all workspaces. But suppose admins want users at BuildingA to receive different questions upon reservation. You could individually configure the Reservation Questionnaire for BuildingA. Alternatively, though, you could configure the Questionnaires one time by changing its settings at the Building level. Each floor and workspace in the building, would then automatically inherit this change.

In this example, the administrator would edit the settings for BuildingA and configure the Questionnaires at the account level. Both FloorA1 and FloorA2, as well as all 4 rooms in BuildingA, inherit the updated Questionnaire. The 4 rooms in BuildingB would continue to use the account-level Questionnaire.

How to create a Workspace Reservation hierarchy

Only the account owner can create the initial hierarchy. After the hierarchy is established, Workspaces administrators can modify it. Account owners and admins can use a unified location management section on the web portal to manage Workspace Reservation at the account level and create a location directory.

The Workspace Reservation section only displays Workspace Reservation-relevant data in the location hierarchy under that section of the web portal.

Learn more about creating a Workspace Reservation location directory.

How to directly select hierarchy levels

  1. Access Workspaces Management.
  2. Access the hierarchy level you want to manage (building, floor, or workspace).
  3. Click Settings for that location or workspace (Building Settings, Floor Settings, Desk/Room Settings).
  4. At the top of the page, click the hierarchy button  to view the Workspaces hierarchy.
  5. Select the hierarchy level (location or workspace level) you want to access.
    You will be directed to the Settings page of that hierarchy level.