Your office might be a far cry from Google’s, but you don’t have to fall into the lackluster litany of offices that name their meeting spaces “Conference Room 1” or “the big meeting room.” (Yes, we were guilty of these once upon a time too.) There are certain naming schemes out there that deserve a prize. But first, what’s on our list of overused names?
- Numbers – Because “Meeting Room 14A” is so inspiring.
- Letters— see above.
- Directions — Which direction is “Conference Room West,” anyway? Be nice to those born without an innate sense of direction.
Show your meeting partners that you’re better than that – and give employees the option for input.
1. Company Values: Because it’s hard to be pig-headed in a room that’s called “Respect.”
2. Places that Inspire: Just imagine yourself asking: “Can we meet in Maui?”
While this can be confusing for companies where travel is required, it can also be one of the best ways to take a mental vacation. Here are a few favorite ideas from our gallery:
3. Put Your Best Foot Forward: And by “best foot” we mean your products and services…
Did you know that Pinterest’s conference rooms are named after kale chips and the crock pot? ( popular search terms) And eBay’s conference rooms are named after categories: collectibles, toys, and the like! Some of your best-sellers might make an awesome theme.
4. Be Funny
Tie in topics that your employees love (SEOmoz went with famous superhero lairs and hideouts). Or take a clever twist on the meaning behind office jargon.
May we suggest:
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