Boardrooms are where the business battle plans are drawn, the important announcements are made, the major decisions are agonised over and formulated, the budgets drawn up… the nerve centre of the team, you could say.
Invest in large screens for power points and watching business news updates, meeting agendas, motivational videos etc.
Electronic whiteboards are the ‘in thing’ – a whiteboard that transmits information posted from several computers at once – great for those working for the company remotely or for site teams that are zooming in.
Fix that flickering fluro, those creaking chairs, noisy vents.
Make sure there is adequate table space and comfortable seating options.
Don’t use bright, intrusive, clashing paint colours or décor – go for calming colours and colours to facilitate creativity – blue, yellow, green…
Be sure there is plenty of seating space. When designing your boardroom, make sure there is ample room for staff to get up and move around. There may be times when it is advantageous to break up into smaller conversational groups during the meeting – allow the space needed for this.
Don’t incorporate the boardroom with the locker room, or the charging station or somewhere that people use regularly and you are likely to have frequent interruptions – have adequate spacing, in a room set aside entirely for the businesses most important discussions and focus sessions.
“Providing an open, distraction-free space will give your employees the means to be more creative and more productive”.