As we discussed last month, your meeting rooms are going to come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. Therefore, what you put in them plays a big part in how successful they are.
So, let’s start Part 2 of the 5 Do’s to ponder over when you decide to invest in your next meeting room.
Fill Your Room With What Makes Your Brand Special
A great way to emphasize your meeting rooms is by aligning your design with that of your business's brand. Whether that means being highly professional, laid back and creative, or unique, following your brand is a great way to bring your meeting rooms to life.
For this reason it is super important to think about what you put into your meeting space. Think of it as 'are you a circle kinda person or a square?'
Here are some things to think about when filling your meeting room.
Your Table Choice Is More Important Than You Think
Considering a standard rectangular boardroom table? Think about shaking things up with a U, V, or oval table. Your choice in table design can help foster different types of user experiences.
A small team of four or five people might not be as productive or creative with a boardroom table as they would be with a U- or V-shaped one, so take into account who will be using your room (think back to our previous article).
It may seem like a weird idea, but what table you choose can say a lot about who you are as a company.
People are much less likely to be engaged with the meeting topic if they can’t get comfortable.
Make sure you get some comfortable chairs. One of the best ways to have a productive meeting is by having the people involved be comfortable. The chairs are not the place to skimp on the price tag. Make sure your chairs are ergonomic and fit with the overall theme you are going for in your meeting area.
Set the Atmosphere
Color has been recognized by psychologists and business leaders as having a major impact on the attitudes of those surrounded by it. Take this into account when you begin your design.
Bright and vibrant colors are seen as promoting creativity and passion, while duller more neutral colors can be used to soften tensions and create a peaceful environment. Whichever color scheme you choose, always keep the purpose of the room in mind.
Finally, let's move beyond just the color. Do you want your meeting areas to reflect technology? Nature? Or something entirely different? Think how to best represent your chosen layout to those who enter, so they can immediately understand why this room exists.