Choosing the Best Board Room Format

  • febi mahesa
  • May 15, 2024

The best boardroom format will depend on how many attendees are present and what type of discussion is being held. You’ll want to select the layout of your room that allows participants to take notes, or to use interactive displays.

The traditional boardroom is a very popular option. It has been featured in numerous movies, and is the perfect choice for discussions that require decision-making and collaboration. It’s made up of rectangular tables that are connected, putting all attendees on the same page. It’s also suitable for presentations and can accommodate remote and in-person participants.

Another alternative is the hollow square format, which involves four tables set in a square shape with the attendees seated along its perimeter. It has an open space in the middle, where the facilitator could work. This works well for meetings of less than 20 participants and is ideal for collaborative sessions that aren’t necessarily about making decisions but instead focus on sharing information or working on specific projects. This isn’t a good option for videoconferences or remote attendees.

The classroom format is great for instructive types of training workshops, however it can be uncomfortable if you’re running a long duration where participants are expected to record notes. The theatre style however, is a great choice for larger events when you’ll be presenting and you’ll want to ensure all attendees can see your visual presentations.