When it comes down to choosing the right boardroom furniture for your company, there are a number of factors that need to be considered. Besides being aesthetically pleasing and practical, boardroom installations need to improve the effectiveness of meetings, promote conversation and make attendees feel at ease. With directors and executives spending up to half of their working day inside boardrooms and staff members booking them out for varying periods of time, carefully considering the needs of your furniture will help to inspire creativity and help you get the best from your workforce.
Before taking the plunge and purchasing a boardroom table, consider the room layout and whether or not this will be a constant. It’s no good installing a huge fixed table in the middle of the room if the boardroom needs to be regularly reconfigured for training and meetings. Modular furniture offers users the ability to reconfigure the layout of their room when necessary, offering layouts that are tailored for large round table style meetings as well as stage like layouts with presenters at the front and an audience gathered around.
Colour is like light and choosing the right scheme can make or break a room so your expectations of the furniture will dictate the colours your boardroom furniture should follow. Using your company colours is a classic way to expose your brand identity and subliminally enforce your values, but if you want a formal boardroom, sticking to neutral colours is a safer option. Your choices for colour can reflect the type of atmosphere you’re trying to create, for example, bright colours such as red and orange can create excitement and are suited to competitive environments, whereas calming blues and greens will encourage more casual conversation.
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