Choosing the Best Board Room Format

The ideal format for a boardroom will depend on the number of people are in attendance and the kind of discussion is being held. You’ll need to select the layout of your meeting room that allows participants to record notes, or to make use of interactive displays.

The traditional boardroom is a popular option. It has been featured in many movies, and is the perfect choice for discussions which require collaboration and decision-making. It consists of rectangular tables that puts everyone on the same footing. It is also ideal for presentations, and can accommodate both remote and in-person participants.

Another option is the hollow square layout that is a set of four tables up in a square form with attendees seated along the edges. It has an open space in the middle where the facilitator can work. This is a good option for meetings with fewer than 20 people. It’s also a great choice for collaborative sessions where the focus is not on making decisions, but instead sharing information or working on specific projects. However, it’s not necessarily the best option for video conferences or remote attendees.

The classroom format is great for training sessions that are instructive. workshops, however it can be uncomfortable when there’s an extended period of time where attendees are expected to keep notes. Theatre style is great for large meetings where you’ll be presenting and need to ensure all attendees are able to see the presentation.