Does your office have a training room?
If so, you most likely use the room almost exclusively for training employees on new tasks.
However, “training room” is a bit of a misnomer.
Although you can use these large areas to train employees, a training room’s use can extend beyond just its namesake.
In fact, a well-equipped training room can be one of your company’s most valuable assets.
Here are some ways you can use this special room that you may have not thought of before. Consider trying them if you want to make the most of your training room!
Due to their large space and tendency to have lots of tech, your training room is the perfect place to hold larger meetings.
For example, if your business recently chose someone for a vacancy in a high-level position, you might want to introduce them to the rest of the company. You could use the training room since it’ll have a larger occupancy than your other meeting rooms.
Just because training rooms tend to have a lot of space doesn’t mean that you need to use all of it with every meeting!
Smaller meeting rooms can sometimes feel stuffy and uneasy. But the large area in a training room contributes to a more “open” feeling. This could facilitate smaller, regular meetings.
Does your company provide employees the opportunity to get company-branded apparel through trade shows?
A training room provides an ample amount of space to accommodate the vendors at the trade show, as well as a large amount of employees.
Training rooms don’t have to be all work and no play.
Office parties are a great morale booster and contribute to company bonding.
A properly outfitted training room (complete with desks and chairs) can accommodate a variety of food, refreshments, and entertainment so you can throw a great office party.
A Quick Note
Before you start using your training room for the types of events we laid out, you want to make sure that the room is well-equipped first.
That means you need ample space, proper technology, good lighting, and a setup that encourages collaboration and learning.
Does that sound similar to your current training room?
If you want to extract maximum value from it, try using your training room for some of the events we listed.