If you’re going through a redesign at the office, or you have your sights set on entering a brand new space in the near future, you’re going to have to make a few practical considerations when it comes to the staple furniture used by the team. You might have already bought a new conference table, or are in the market for a replacement, and you’re wondering about where it should go in the existing or a new space. The following tips should help the process of deciding where it should go a little easier, and assist with making the space feel a little more comfortable, as you embark on a new chapter for the business.
Start With The Obvious
The best place for a conference table is in a space that was designated as a meeting or conference room when it was first designed. This might sound fairly obvious, but a lot of new office spaces may have changed so drastically between tenants that it may not be all that obvious which space was originally meant to house the full team in one area. Ask the landlord if any of the rooms were initially designed for this purpose. Alternatively, it’s generally a good idea to use the biggest room in the building for the conference table, as it will be catering to team meetings, pitches to new clients, AGM’s and more.
If Not, Find The Next Closest Private Space
If there isn’t an obvious conference or meeting room, look at the next best thing in terms of size, as well as privacy. Because modern conference room tables are designed to fit into various spaces, privacy is widely considered to be a more important factor, especially in an open plan office. The conference room space should double up as a meeting room, especially for some of the more sensitive office discussions and HR deliberations. When thinking about privacy, keep foot traffic in mind too, as people walking back and forth next to the door may end up being more disruptive than initially imagined.
Consider Your Practical Needs
All businesses are unique, as is the space that they work from everyday. When deciding where to put the conference room table, be practical about the space, but also about where the table itself will slot in best. Touch base with the team about their needs, hear out their ideas, and make sure that everyone is on the same page about the best place to put the conference room table. The last thing you want is for the new location to intrude on day-to-day operations for one of the departments (or cogs) in the business. Deciding on the right location is a team effort, as ultimately everyone will be using the space over time.
Enhancing The Space Around The Conference Room Table
Whether you’re entering into a new space or refreshing an existing conference room, Ixaxa Office Furniture can help you find all the office furniture needed to enhance and complement the area. With open plan offices dominating businesses ranging from startups all the way through to more corporate operations, it’s never been more important to create a haven of sorts for the team to get together. The conference brings everyone together, and forms part of a bigger space at the heart of the organization. If you need help making it feel more homely, Ixaxa’s catalogue is a good place to start.