Allow your employees to use the meeting room as a place for social reasons like celebrating another co-worker’s birthday or farewell.

Do you have a meeting room in your office that is severely underused? Here are some other ways to maximize your meeting room space other than just for meeting clients and having meetings.

Focus Groups
While most companies like using hotel meeting rooms to conduct a focus group, a meeting room in your office is also a great place to hold them as part of your product development process. It is private enough to put together a group of people and because it is in your office, you don’t have to worry about logistics such as shuttling your materials and team to the designated venue.

Staff Retreats
A meeting room is conducive to hold staff retreats that include team exercises and discussions. This works well for large meeting rooms that are bright, airy and cosy as your team will be spending up many hours in that space.

Media Conference
You don’t always have to book a special hall in a hotel for a press conference, especially if it’s just a selected few publications you would like to talk to. Have it there in your meeting room. This way, the press can also get a glimpse of your headquarters as well.

Leisure Activities
There’s no point in being so restrictive with the use of a meeting room. You can be more flexible and allow your employees to use it as a place for social reasons like celebrating another co-worker’s birthday or farewell. In fact, you can treat your staff to a ‘movie’ evening, by converting the space into a mini cinema after hours. After all, there’s already a screen and projector – might as well put them to good use. Push the table to one side and throw a few bean bags on the floor for a cosier experience.

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