There are more creative ways than just calling your meeting room by numbers - Meeting room 1, Meeting room 2, or by names of cities - New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong. We found for you 5 new and exciting ways of naming meeting rooms in your office!
Here they are:
1. Get motivated! Use the names of your company’s favorite products. If you are in the gaming industry, use the names of your game’s characters! If you are a TV production company use the names of your shows. It is the best way of reminding your team of your products!
My Food Bag’s headquarters in Auckland
Pandora Media by Studio Architecture in Oakland, California
2. Get colorful! Color is one of the easiest ways on naming meeting rooms. Especially if you want to differentiate break out rooms.
Pandora Oakland Headquaters
3. Get serious! (Or ironic). Situation Room, Command Center. Big or small, your company makes important decisions every day. Let the name of the meeting room tell a story.
Groupon HQ has an incredible number (100) of meeting rooms in its building, so good naming was crucial for easy orientation among them. This is how the "Executive Playground" meeting room looks:
4. Get inspired! Let everybody know about your aspirations. Company struggles to deliver their mission to their own employees? Make sure that they know your specific KPIs (1M subscribers, $70M revenue, 500 thousand downloads) . You can always change it once it is achieved. And keep in mind - how great would it feel to change a name for an even more aspirational goal once you have reached it!
5. Get funny! Don’t be afraid to have a sense of humor! It is important to show your company’s personality. For example, Pinterest used the most looked up searches to name their meeting rooms (Corgi, Mason Jar). Using famous topics in your business will make it more personal and relatable. The names used at Facebook’s California HQ were elected in a vote by approximately 2000 campus employees. Many titles mix two themes, song titles and computer terms. For example, "We didn't start the firefox" is derived from Billy Joel's hit We Didn’t Start the Fire. Similarly, Puff, the Magic Dragon was a popular 1960s song and the meeting room name "Puff, the magic drag-n-drop" was derived from it. One conference room is called “Charlie bit me!!!”, the name of a cult 2007 YouTube video.
Stand out from "cubicle" organisations and express your corporate culture through your meeting room names. Instead of boring, hard-to-remember numbers designating your rooms ("Was it 218 or 318?"), meeting somewhere like the Bat Cave would be much easier to picture. And if people from the press are coming to you for a "tour", such a name would be a source of some great stories.
When named well meeting rooms can help you deliver the message - for both of your employees and clients. They provide not only navigation, but can inspire, and are important for your overall branding and design.
Which one did you find interesting? How meeting rooms are called in your office? Comment below!
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