by By Nai Kanell spaceiq.com
Conference rooms have always been and will continue to be an important part of the workplace. When people need a place to meet privately in groups, conference rooms let them close the door and get down to business without disruption. What makes these spaces so effective is that they’re governed by universally understood pillars of conference room etiquette. People respect conference rooms for what they are.
Conference rooms transcend the many evolutions of the office environment. Today, they’re still an asset alongside new concepts like agile workspaces and activity-based work areas. The problem is, these new spaces follow different rules than traditional conference rooms. There’s still high demand for closed meeting rooms, but they’ll only continue to be useful if employees continue to adhere to conference room etiquette.
Here’s a quick refresher on the do and don’ts for meeting room governance. Make sure these six pillars are universally understood (and followed) by employees.
1. Book the room in advance
Unlike an agile space that groups might flex into and out of freely, conference rooms need to be booked. Just because the room is empty doesn’t mean it’s not spoken for. Employees need to remember that conference spaces are more formal and there’s an orderly process for reserving them.
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