Liven Up Your Virtual Meeting Rooms and Physical Meeting Spaces

Virtual Meeting Room TOOtheLOUNGE Seating

Step away from the same old environments and change up both you virtual meeting room and physical meeting spaces to keep your team engaged. Freshen up your in-office environment and your online world.

Think about it this way.

Got Zoom fatigue from too many online meetings? You might not get it with in-house staff who are full-time because youre often meeting face-to-face. But you might still need to have online meetings with remote workers, clients, and vendors.

Dont forget that youll also have training sessions if you need to be updated on new technologies or brief your team on compliance issues for your industry.

When youre meeting virtually with teams and addressing people who have different roles and functions, then youll benefit from having online meeting spaces that reflect an in-person experience.

The Virtual Meeting Room Environment

There are virtual meeting spaces designed to appear on-screen like an actual office environment. Youll see avatars at open benching solutions or cubicles in bright colors and you can easily move from a general meeting space to one-on-one chats.

Use interactive elements like YouTube videos and virtual whiteboards for jotting notes. Your virtual meeting room should be designed to keep the attention of attendees.

Now lets look at your physical meeting space, too.


Photo: OFS Intermix Collaborative Table

The Physical Meeting Space Environment

Host from a comfortable in-house office space designed for teleconferencing and then connect with remote workers using their mobile phones, laptops, or desktops. Use furniture with integrated technology and connection portals.

Get inspired by what your conferencing center can look like. Check the 2010 Office Furnitures Inspiration Page for Modern Conference Room and Meeting Spaces.


Photo: Source Scape Lounge

Liven up the dreary and stiff meeting spaces and create an atmosphere that opens people up to collaboration. Who says meeting spaces need four physical walls?


Photo: OFS Obeya Architectural Structure

Imagine a meeting space with a large monitor on a wall for easy viewing of video presentations with another wall used as a whiteboard. Another side of the space has a translucent architectural wall that lets light flow in while keeping the sound within the meeting area.

Making the Virtual Meeting and Physical Space Work

A dedicated physical or virtual meeting room is only one part of having a successful meeting. Set the proper expectations.

Create a positive meeting experience using protocols and the right technologies that support your goals. Send out key points of an agenda and, if appropriate, have people pre-meet to discuss the points and suggest courses of action.

Open a meeting with a brief personal check-in, especially with remote workers who dont get much water cooler” time in the corporate office. This breaks the ice and can foster positive communication. A minute or two for personal sharing can build bonds.

Keep people focused on the agenda, so dont allow multitasking.

A virtual meeting space that simulate a live office environment provide a sense of realism and depth. The way we interact online is still different than if we were in person since picking up cues from body language isnt as noticeable on a computer monitor or smartphone screen.

So wait for others to finish, and speak slowly when its your turn. Use icons to signify that your hand is raised.


Photo: Arcadia Avelina Table

For training sessions, use a well-designed virtual meeting space on a large screen. A larger conference table is a solution, but dont crowd people so theyre uncomfortable.


Photo: DARRAN Bota Table

Try using individual tables or small groups of a few people per table if the topic requires note-taking and interaction with co-workers.


Photo: OFS Applause Table

Use Different Space Sizes

Step out of the same old meeting room by varying the space sizes. Use huddle spaces for up-close conversations. A style like the Encore Hado Lounge Seating can provide comfort and keep you at ease. Use a nesting table that can be easily removed when not needed.

Put your breakroom to strategic use with booths and seating solutions that offer some privacy.

The ERG International Laguna Lounge Seating arrangement is perfect for meeting over coffee or lunch. Its designed so the conversation is channeled and has power management tools so you can stay connected, especially for your virtual meeting room.

Design a Home-Style Meeting Space

Get the durability of commercial furnishings with the comfort of home-like fabrics and colors. Create a resimercial meeting space with the Arcadia TOOtheLOUNGE Seating. The TOOthe LOUNGE can be configured for one person or can accommodate several people.

Want more ideas on relaxed meeting and working spaces? Check the Resimercial Office design on 2010 Office Furnitures Inspiration page.

Stay Current with 2010 Office Furniture

Stay up-to-date with trends in planning office spaces and furnishing the office environment. Connect with the team at 2010 Office Furniture for input on your project.

The 2010 Office Furniture team has more than 50 years of combined experience advising and sourcing furniture for clients who are among Southern Californias most distinguished corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses.  Let their experts help you design and create your next virtual meeting room or physical meeting space!

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Main Photo: Arcadia TOOtheLOUNGE Seating
Resources & Special Thanks to Respective Product Manufacturers: Arcadia, DARRAN, OFS & Source

Using Mobile and Nesting Desks for Your Office

Mobile and Nesting Desks Global Terina Table

Tired of getting up from your workstation and carrying your laptop from one place to another? Consider a mobile desk. Need more floor space? Try nesting desks, also referred to as stackable desks.  Expand your productivity and office space and bring a new level of flexibility and efficiency to your office environment with mobile and nesting desks.

Mobile desks meet the ongoing demands for mobility with a minimalist appearance. They come in a variety of styles to fit the office needs of every industry. Nesting desks can be used for multiple functions and both types of surfaces reduce the footprint of tables and traditional desks.

They’re some of the trending items for today’s workplace.

Types of Mobile and Nesting Desks

We know about height-adjustable desks and how they move so the user is comfortable and can set the height to the individual’s proper posture. Mobile desks go a bit further, literally.


Photo: ODS Crossroads Workstations

A durable stand and surface for a laptop make them lightweight and since they’re equipped with casters, they’re easy to roll.

Nesting desks are easy to stack and reduce the space that tables and traditional desks often take up. Plus, some function as whiteboards where you can scrawl ideas, flip the top to show what you’re working on, and use the table again as a flat surface.


Photo: AMQ Concur Training Tables

When you’re done, “nest” them together so they’re out of the way. Transporting is easy since they come with a cart like the durable Via Seating Splash Stackable Table.

What else can you do with mobile and nesting desks?

A lot more.

Uses for Mobile and Nesting Desks

Mobile desks are excellent to use for health professionals and other offices where data needs sharing around a conversation. Instructors can also use them, wheeling a laptop or other screens around a conference or training room.

Nesting desks can be used near workstations where a few colleagues gather to collaborate. They can also be used in lounge or breakout areas in addition to training rooms. If floor space is being optimized in your office, then use nesting desks as needed.

You may have a few desks with the tops stacked vertically and neatly against a wall. During a huddle, you may only need one desk. However, if others come into the area where you’re doing a training session, then the additional desks are available as needed.

Nesting desks with writeable surfaces are excellent for professionals like those in engineering firms or robotics companies where spur-of-the-moment ideas are best expressed with quickly drawn diagrams.

What if you plan to move locations soon and you’re already relocating your equipment?

You wouldn’t want a room filled with tables.

Mobile and nesting desks are useful for startup companies and established companies that are changing facilities since they fit with professional décor and don’t look like temporary solutions.

In a spacious executive office, mobile desks can comfortably accommodate laptops or, if you prefer, a pad of paper and pen to take notes during meetings. Nesting desks can easily be pulled out from against the walls.

The finishes are attractive and fit with various office design schemes.

Breakrooms or lounges are also areas suitable for stackable desks where space is at a premium.

Trending Space-Saving Solutions

Using space wisely is important for offices with hybrid work arrangements where employees may either work remotely or work in the corporate setting. But they’re also important for companies with a large in-house staff.

Bulky-looking file cabinets are another item that can take up floor space. Turn to variations on mobile and nesting desks to solve the issue.


Photo: Global Dufferin Desks

Many desking solutions have file cabinets that easily slide below the work surface and blend in. 2010 Office Furniture carries several models including the Global Princeton Desking Workstation. Every component is modular and freestanding. Configuring it to the size and shape you need is easy.


Photo: Global Princeton Design Workstations

Use attractive bookcases as another storage option. They work well as space dividers in open offices or look nice up against permanent walls. The OFS Hitch Shelf and Storage offers a contemporary look while the Deskmakers Catalina Cubbies is more traditional.


Photo: DeskMakers Catalina Cubbies Storage

How about storage and seating?

Try the AMQ Revi Personal Storage unit. It’s a design suitable for both permanent workstations and touchdown spaces where flexibility is needed. A magnetic removable seat cushion creates additional seating space as well.  They are easily transportable and  adaptable to spaces, much like mobile and nesting desks.


Photo: AMQ Revi Pedestals Storage

For audiovisual needs, look to the Rouillard Coast Media Table, a part of the “secluded” Coast Media selection. Features include a sound-absorbing upholstered wall enclosure with a peninsula table that’s attached and takes up a minimum amount of space.


Photo: Rouillard Coast Media Table

Furnishing Solutions with Mobile and Nesting Desks

Consult with the team at 2010 Office Furniture to handle your space planning needs so you can select the right mobile and nesting desks that will serve your team the best.

2010 Office has a half-century of experience working with globally recognized corporations, universities, and small businesses throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.

Contact them with your office needs and questions.

Read Also: 6 Types of Spaces Every Office Needs
Main Photo: Global Terina Tables
Resources & Special Thanks to Respective Product Manufacturers: AMQ, DeskMakers, Global, ODS & Rouillard