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Co-working Essentials: Meeting Room

Along with other components such as the community table or the meeting booth, the meeting room is a vital part of a co-working space.

Like its name suggests, the meeting room serves as a space usually set aside for people to get together, often informally to hold meetings, for issues to be discussed, priorities set and decisions made. 

These meeting rooms are usually more spacious, have more natural light and are more representative. They are used for formal meetings with potential clients and business partners.

Meeting rooms from that type should be equipped with whiteboards and multimedia, as presentations often happen there. Additional services like coffee and water should also be an option.

Another thing to have in mind – this type of meeting rooms should be easily accessible, so it’s best to locate them near the entrance of the building, preferably on the ground or first floor.

It is said by some that poorly run meetings are a waste of time, failing to generate ideas and unfortunately far too higher percentage are ineffectual. Research estimated up to 50% of meeting time is wasted. It is therefore essential that the meeting room is the appropriate size for the number of attendees and the right configuration that the chairs are comfortable and there are no external distractions.

There you have it! The meeting room offers a higher degree of privacy and formality compared to other spaces such as the phone booth or meeting booth. This flexibility is the very core purpose of a co-working space.

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