Are your meetings feeling a little stagnant lately? Are creative solutions hard to come by in those bi-monthly meetings, perhaps? Maybe it’s not the employees, and maybe it’s not that generic coffee you’re serving or the grocery store bagels. It just might be the conference room environment, including the furniture itself.
Although there are many options for redesigning a conference room, it’s the furniture in the room that will actually be used the most.
To determine what furniture you need, the first step is to ask yourself these four questions:
- What do you want to accomplish in your meetings? Is it to deliver routine news and updates, or brainstorm and collaborate on creative ideas and solutions?
- How many people attend these meetings? This will determine how much space you need and also seating arrangements.
- How long are these meetings? If your meetings are often an hour or more long, you will want to consider not only comfortability but also table and chair configurations to help keep all attendees interested and involved.
- Do you want to stand out in your clients’ or customers’ eyes? If you meet with your clients or customers in your conference room, impressions matter. What impression do you want to give?
All four answers are important in deciding the best furniture to choose for your conference room. Here are a few options you may not have considered yet but could be just the answer you’re looking for.
Multi-Media Tables. The world has become increasingly visually oriented, so consider including Multi-Media Tables. These tables are designed for co-working environments and have built-in electrical and USB power, along with monitor mounts. There are several table configurations for group viewing available.
Stand up conference tables: Do you encourage participation in your meetings, and want everyone to stay involved? If so, stand up conference tables may be an option to explore. With these tables, add stools for those who wish to take a break and sit down as they listen.
Make an impression with your conference room furniture, to both your clients and customers, and your own employees. For help with this, contact Worthington Direct today to explore new furniture options.