The Conference Room is Disappearing
Does it seem like the conference room in your office is always double-booked? It may be because these days conference rooms are a fast vanishing commodity. Companies don’t really want to provide enclosed spaces for employees to hide out in, recognising that collaboration is fundamental to success. Real estate is also increasingly expensive and needs to be more easily adapted for agile working.
Where can Larger Groups Collaborate?
In spite of this, many organisations still struggle to offer effective collaborative workspaces that are anything more than ad hoc and lacking in convenient location or adaptability.
Often overlooked is the need for a space that is flexible enough to accommodate larger groups in semi-formal applications. Where can you demonstrate your new product to Marketing? Or provide training on how to use its many features to the sales team?
Traditionally conference rooms are utilised for this purpose, however these can be limited in availability or hard to reserve. It can be difficult to find enough space for all attendees in the more informal collaborative spaces that are on offer. No one wants to perch on the arm of a sofa, or rest their papers on their knee to take notes.