3rd December 2009
Shopping for meeting tables should not be taken lightly.
These tables are not only used for employee meetings, but are often used for
client meetings as well, and the tables and chairs that your clients use can
actually play a large part in the decisions that they make, even if you do not
realize this. For example, a client who is dreadfully uncomfortably seated will
rush through a meeting, instead of taking his or her time – and the outcome may
not work in your favor. Here are things that you need to consider when
selecting tables for your meeting or meeting room.
many people will be seated? These types of tables are available in a wide
variety of sizes – widths and lengths. You need to determine how many
people will need to be seated at the table at any given time before making
a selection. Of course, you should be aware that typically the bigger the
table is, the more it will cost.
much room should your meeting tables have? This does not refer to how many
people the tables will seat, but instead refers to how much table room
each seated person has. Some call this ‘elbow room,’ but in this instance,
you need to consider how much space each person has at the table for
eating or working during meetings.
the tables need to match specific décor or colors? No matter where your
tables will be used, there will most likely be existing décor or color
schemes that the table or tables need to complement. It can take a little
work to find the right table for the room that it will be used in.
you be purchasing or leasing meeting tables? These tables can be very
expensive. Typically, the higher the quality is, and the larger the table
is, the more you should expect it to cost. This makes it unaffordable for
many smaller businesses, unless they have the option to lease the
furniture. Ask yourself how often the furnishings will be used, or how
long you need to keep the furnishings to determine whether you should
purchase or lease.
the chairs included in the price? You can purchase or lease ensembles that
include chairs that complement the table, but if you’ve found the perfect
table, and the chairs are not exactly what you want, you will want to know
if you have the option to select different chairs, at the same ensemble
price. A quality table designed for meetings isn’t worth much if you
cannot be comfortably seated at that table.
choosing the right meeting tables should not be taken lightly. It is a more
important decision than many people realize, as comfort, space, and style of
your furnishings will play into any decisions that your clients make, and may
also play into the level of the work that your employees do as well. With the
information here, you should be able to more easily select the appropriate
table for your meeting space.