Everyone has their opinions about meetings, but if there’s one common theme, it’s probably “Let’s make them shorter!” The more productive the meeting, the shorter it can be. One factor that’s sometimes overlooked when it comes to meeting productivity is the meeting space itself. How is it setup? Is the furniture comfortable? How about the temperature? With this in mind, here are a few tips on how to improve your office’s meeting space to promote productivity.
3 Tips for Improving Your Office’s Meeting Space
The Right Temperature
Perception of temperature is subjective, so it might not be possible to set the temperature at the perfect level for everyone. However, 70 degrees is usually your best bet. The room will also warm up a few degrees due to the body heat present. The more comfortable the room, the better meeting attendees will be able to focus.
How old are the chairs in the meeting room? Old chairs are more likely to be uncomfortable, and everyone’s had the unpleasant experience of sitting in an uncomfortable chair during a long meeting. It becomes a distraction, and makes it harder for attendees to focus on what’s being said. Not only that, but discomfort will make people irritable after a period of time.
Modern, ergonomic chairs are designed with comfort in mind. These chairs are designed to support an upright, balanced posture that’s conducive to better attention and focus.
The setup of the room itself has a huge bearing on the outcome of a meeting. Are chairs and desks arranged in a manner that promotes dialogue? At the same time, are people given a reasonable amount of personal space. The last thing anyone wants is to be crammed into an crowded meeting space.
Another factor in room setup is the location of the furniture relative to the room’s center of attention. If it’s a projection screen at the front of the room, for example, does the setup allow everyone an uninhibited view? If it’s at the center of the room, does the furniture promote a central focal point?
These are just a few of the questions to ask yourself about your meeting room’s setup. For help from a professional, talk to Glover Furniture and Design Group today! We’ll help you get the most out of your meeting room furniture.
Glover Furniture and Design Group, Inc.
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