With specific types of meetings, a regular conference room setup doesn’t cut it. Companies are now getting creative with how they layout their meeting rooms to make them more conducive to learning and teamwork in multiple ways.
Some use flexible solutions like room dividers to cut larger rooms in half to encourage more agile and interactive meetings. Others are changing the traditional configuration to presentation styles with a U-shaped desk arrangement or even classroom style with rows of desks. By altering the conference rooms in these ways, hosts can better choose a room that facilitates the types of meetings they plan on having for a better employee experience.
Additionally, a newer concept catering to the hybrid office space is businesses getting rid of most of their standard conference rooms for more “usable” collaboration hubs with open-ended functionality. With up to 40% of employees wasting 30 minutes a day
searching for meeting rooms, more businesses may start to turn to this solution. Rather than acting as dead space when not being used for meetings, these innovative spaces can pivot to be used in various individual, partner, and small group work.