It’s 2022, do you know what’s happening in huddle rooms? If you think that these mini-sized spaces are primarily used by two or three people discussing a new product user interface or plotting a new sales opportunity, think again.
My last blog about huddle rooms looked at the way AV technology can accommodate meetings with different configurations of participants. In this article, we’ll look at the various types of work huddle rooms that could, and should, be used if your company really wants to maximize their potential.
5 ways to use huddle rooms
Different work activities have different demands. But that same huddle room space can work for them all.
- Daily standup meetings – In many software companies, to support an agile development environment, each day starts with a five or ten-minute standup meeting with the development team to quickly review tasks, and what’s on their plate. While very informal, standing around with laptops in hand gets awkward. A huddle room would be more comfortable, especially when everyone needs to see some work, and it would also enable offsite colleagues to participate.
- Training and demonstrations – Sales, support and product demos and training could all benefit from using huddle rooms, depending on the type of industry and discussion. For example, a huddle room can be relevant for a small-group software training session in which you’re showing screens, or even for a hands-on demo of certain types of physical products.
- Brainstorming sessions – For forward-thinking innovators who create best through collaboration, these small spaces are perfect for generating big ideas and solving problems of, well, any size.
- Reviews – Whether it’s a marketing review, financial review, or general content review, any formal assessment can be done better in a cozy space that facilitates sharing, communication, and collaboration. This in turn helps inspire the necessary changes that reviews are meant to precipitate.
- All-hands meetings – Even the CEO isn’t above this one. A huddle room can easily accommodate all employees when they’re “Zoomed” in and give the company leader/s a comfortable space from which to share business goals, quarterly reports, and strategy updates.