How These Different Conference Room Layouts Can Set Your Meeting Up for Success
Once you have chosen the perfect location for your event, it's very important to think about the meeting room layout that would best serve your purpose. There are many conference room layouts to choose from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Here is a short list of the most popular types of meeting room layouts, their advantages and the types of meetings that benefit the most from each layout.
This style includes chairs all around a big central table. This is the most popular style and you are very likely to find it in most conference rooms as the default setup. This is due to the high adaptability that comes with this setup, which means you can have different kinds of meetings such as board of directors meetings, committee meetings, team briefings and even interviews
This layout maximizes face to face interactions and gives attendees the sense that everyone can voice their opinions and be heard.
Basically this style is made up of rows of chairs facing the front of the room, where the speaker or speakers will be presenting. It is best suited for mass meetings, annual general meetings and product launches.
This setup makes it easy for everybody to focus on the presenter.
In this style chairs and tables are arranged in rows facing the front of the room. The difference between the classroom style and the auditorium style is the fact that in the classroom style there are also rows of tables to support note taking, using the computer or taking meals.
This style is appropriate for training sessions and lectures.
U Shaped Style
In this setup the conference tables are placed end to end and leave an opening and forming a U to allow all attendees to see a visual presentation while also being able to have face to face interactions and discussions if needed.
This setup is great for small annual general meetings, conferences and workshops.
These are just a few conference room layouts you can consider for your next meeting or event.