Around the world, companies are deciding how to approach the return to an in-person office setting. For many companies, this involves renewing or creating new commercial leasing contracts after letting them lapse for over a year.
If you’re putting together a new office space, one of the most important things is creating a conference room design that promotes employee engagement.
What factors should you take into consideration when creating the best conference room for your employees? What design elements should you include in a modern conference room?
Read on for our guide to conference room design.
Use High-Quality Audio and Visual Technology
This is your opportunity to invest in the latest audio and visual technology. Nothing stalls or distracts like poor AV equipment. Make sure that all of your conference room tech is high-quality and intuitive to instill confidence in all meeting leaders.
Create a Space That Accommodates Numbers
Having worked from home for several months, your employees are used to having plenty of personal space. This is something we should hang on to as we move back into the office. Make sure that your conference room is large enough to accommodate the maximum number of conference attendees you expect to host.
Make Conference Room Booking Simple
Do you have a meeting room management system? If not, it’s time to get one. Making it easy for employees to book your conference rooms and schedule meetings will boost employee morale and encourage employees at all levels to take charge and lead meetings.
Choose Versatility in Your Conference Room Furniture
Each meeting is different and your conference room design should reflect that. Invest in furniture that is easy to move and rearrange, such as rolling chairs and folding tables. That way, it’s easy to expand the seating space for a large meeting and easy to create more intimate meeting areas for smaller gatherings and roundtable sessions.
Prioritize Comfort and Positivity
The best way to keep employee engagement high is to prioritize comfort and positivity. One simple way to do this is to create a conference room design that lets in plenty of natural light. Install large, floor-to-ceiling windows with retractable blinds so that daytime meetings are well-lit.
You can also create a positive mood with your color choices. Pull in colors from your branding but make sure to keep things light and airy. Light, neutral tones tend to be easiest on the eyes while maximizing the lighting in any room.
Conference Room Design Is Crucial in Our Return to the Office
As employers make their way back into office spaces, they’re given a fantastic opportunity to reimagine their conference room design. Use our tips to create a meeting space that your employees enjoy using and encourage everyone to get involved with future conferences.
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