Designing An Effective Training Room
A training room is an environment where people meet, learn, collaborate and share ideas. An effective training room should be comfortable and versatile enough to accommodate a wide range of activities. The ideal training room should also have projectors and all of the required equipment to work with visual aids. Additionally, the training room tables should have sufficient space for laptops and desktops.
To start thinking about your company’s ideal effective training room, ask yourself these 3 questions:
Do you have a need for portability?
If leading a course where people will be required to meet in groups, the training tables should be portable. Ideally, these training room tables will be light enough to slide together. The tables should have wheels so they can easily be arranged in multiple configurations. Consider how often there will be group projects requiring team members to enter into breakout sessions. Conversely, if the training environment will be computer-based, mobility and portability will be less of a concern.
Will it need to be multifunctional?
Will your training room need to double as a conference room? Or will you have a dedicated training room in which the seats are never changed. This may determine the type of training room tables used in the room. Tables that flip and fold may be ideal for you if the room will be multipurpose used for conferences, office parties, ceremonies or seminars. Workstations may not be as good a fit for this scenario.
Will it serve as a work environment?
There may be times when your company will hire temps to work in certain rooms for seasonal purposes. If this is the case, then workstations may be a good fit instead of tables. If the training room will be used for personnel overflow, think about including desk compartments for easy storage of office supplies and personal items. Include wire management to neatly store wires and cables to create a professional look.
No matter how simple or elaborate your training room needs may be, flexibility is key when designing your next training or multipurpose room. If you need advice from our trained design group, we are here to help. Contact a ROSI Design Professional for a free quote, today!