That question, of course, is very subjective and there are so many considerations as it is dependent upon the type of business you’re in, the perception you want to convey, and to whom, and your business needs. However, whatever your variables, there are some fundamentals that should be adhered to in order to ensure you get the very best out of your important boardroom space.
Firstly, your boardroom reflects the professionalism of your organisation and can enhance or damage your corporate reputation in this important area, so it’s important to consider how much of a difference it could make. Do you have regular client visits? What do you want your team to think when they are in your boardroom? Should it reflect great wealth and success, success with sensible expenditure, or even perhaps a frugal investment?
Getting the balance right can be very tricky so it’s important to understand exactly what you want to achieve before you embark on planning your boardroom refurbishment. Your boardroom can be a space where major decisions are regularly made, such as the future of your business, planning for growth, mission critical discussions, creative brainstorming, negotiating large deals – All of these things and more. Generally speaking, the first thing people in meetings will need from your boardroom is to be in an environment where they feel comfortable. So, how does your boardroom currently make people feel? Does it stimulate creativity and thought or suppress it? A key comfort factor in any boardroom is the seating, getting the seating right is very important, comfortable, adjustable seating helps to maintain focus on the job in hand, uncomfortable seats do exactly the opposite.