In a working world that is increasingly centered around open floor plans, the conference room stands as one of the last remaining areas for a private, productive meeting. It’s critical, then, to get its design, format and features just right. Ultimately, they can mean the difference between a room that’s just another place to work and a space where creativity and collaboration take on life.
When designing your team’s conferencing areas, it’s important to consider not only the employees and clients that will be using the space, but also the purpose of it. Every office and team is different, and the goals for a meeting can vary based on who you’re meeting with, what you’re meeting about and what your goals are for the meeting.
Other considerations to keep top of mind span from the location and acoustics to the Audio Visual technology and even color hues. After all, if all these elements combined can increase productivity be a few points for your employees, it’s likely worth it.
Before we dive into the details that make a conference room a worthwhile place for everyone, let’s explore the different types that exist in modern offices today.