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3 Key Considerations To Setup An Ideal Training Room

3 Key Considerations To Setup An Ideal Training Room

What are the training room essentials?

1. Furniture- The core of your training room set up!

2. Tech Equipment- The heart of your training room setup!

3. Lighting- The essence of your training room setup

In today’s market, you will find a plethora of office workstation units and office equipment to set up your training rooms. But before you make your purchases, you need to understand that a training room is only efficient if it facilitates a dynamic and nurturing learning environment for you trainees.

As far as training programs go, you have an ultimate agenda that require your employees to behave and act in a certain way that would accomplish your goals.  You need to create an environment that allows them to dedicate 100% of their attention, and keeps them comfortable throughout long sessions.

Speaking of comfort, choosing the right kind of furniture is critical for your training sessions.  A typical training session involves a lot of interactive talks, group discussions and ad-hoc activities. So your furniture needs to be movable, ergonomic and easily foldable. Along with the furniture, you also need to consider the use of various audio and visual aids like projector systems, sound systems and other tech equipment. This helps you in setting up an interactive ecosystem that allows you to easily engage with your employees/trainees and in turn, keep them thoroughly engaged in the training.

It needs to be a holistic strategy, that is put together piece by piece. That’s how your ideal training room will come to life. So here are 3 key considerations for setting up a training room:

1. Furniture- The core of your training room set up!

Tables and chairs are the core of your training room equipment. A typical training session involves a lot of interactive talks, group discussions and ad-hoc activities.  To accommodate all of these in a smooth and seamless fashion, your training furniture needs to be easily movable, storable and manoeuvrable. This saves you a lot of time on rearranging furniture and makes the entire area more accessible. Specifically, your office tables and chair set should be lightweight and have the ability to fold or nest to save space. Folding or nesting must be accomplished via user-friendly mechanisms; as the use of tools is not an option because it reduces the speed at which space can be changed.

Here are some products from HNI that can be ideal for your training rooms:

    1. Limber chairs (rolling)

https://hni-india.com/products/ergonomic-office-chair-cafe-chairs/limber/

    2. Lyric chairs (chairs with writing pads)

https://hni-india.com/products/ergonomic-office-chair-executive-conference/lyric/

    3. Mant-O

https://hni-india.com/products/ergonomic-office-chair-cafe-chairs/mant-o/

    4. Relate

https://hni-india.com/products/ergonomic-office-chair-cafe-chairs/relate/

2. Tech Equipment- The heart of your training room setup!

When it comes to technology, the training room must have it all: ceiling-mounted projector with remote, wireless microphone and laser pointer. All this technology offers trainers flexibility in terms of lesson delivery, such as allowing interactive collaboration, reviewing past lessons etc. All the more, it makes the training room environment more engaging and dynamic for the trainees. We recommend the use of these tech equipment for training rooms.

  1. • Remote controlled Projector
  2. • Sound-systems/Home theater systems
  3. • Hands-free microphones
  4. • Large-format screens
  5. • Laser pointers

3. Lighting- The essence of your training room setup

As a training room needs to be dynamic and a lively environment, lighting should also be well thought of. As most things are done on technology [laptops, screens etc.], it is best to optimize the ambient lighting of the room so that there is no glare on the screens or difficulties in reading or viewing the material being displayed on the screen. We recommend the use of dimmable lighting for training rooms.

Training rooms are environments where people meet, share ideas and collaborate. Since they are intended to accommodate such a wide range of activities, these rooms must be designed for complete flexibility. These fundamentals will help plan a flexible and a complete training room for all types training programs.

In regards to the office furniture, tables and chairs are the biggest factor of how efficiently a space is utilized. For flexibility, they must have the ability to move quickly and easily, both to create different layouts and for storage. Get in touch with HNI India, one of the leading office furniture manufacturers in India, to get more ideas on what more can be done for your training programs.

4 Elements to Keep Millennials Happy & High Performing at Your Workplace

4 Elements to Keep Millennials Happy & High Performing at Your Workplace

How To Make Your Workplace Millennial Friendly & High Performing?

1. Healthy lifestyle = Happy lifestyle

2. A flexible & collaborative office space

3. Staying with the times

4. A contemporary mix of aesthetic and ergonomic

We are living in a time when the modern workplace is heavily shaped by the Millennials. A study conducted by Bentley University numbers working millennials to 86 million by 2020. As Millennials continue to grab a larger chunk    of the marketplace, companies are altering themselves to meet the needs of their growing employee group.

A recent IPSOS study revealed that 76% of millennials base their happiness on things such as the office workstation design among other aesthetic factors. Taking a cue, another study conducted by the Oxford university’s Saïd Business School concluded that happy employees are likely to be 13% more productive by being more creative, innovative, and dedicated. They’re also more likely to stick around for a long time. In light of these facts & findings, companies need to create workspaces that emphasize wellness, productivity and areas for comfortable collaboration if they want to retain their millennial talent.

What does the ‘Millennial’ kind of a workplace  comprise of?

There are a few things that keep millennials happy at their workplace. They can be summed up as follows:

1. Healthy lifestyle = Happy lifestyle

Millennials are fond of a healthy lifestyle and are always on the lookout for an organisation that resonates with their liking - an employer who values health and provides the right work-life balance. A workplace with outdoor seating areas, abundant foliage cover and sufficient sunlight are a great happiness magnet for the millennials. A subset of this is healthy eating. Many workplaces do provide packaged food on the floor, but health is generally not the priority. Coming up with healthy eating options for the employees can create a workforce which does not ‘call in sick’ often.

2. A flexible & collaborative office space

Millennials seek communication, flexibility and personalization in the way they work. According to the Bentley study, 51% of Millennials prefer to speak to colleagues in person. Lack of communication often makes the employees feel dull and morose. On the other hand, talking too much can also result in less focus on work and disturbance for other employees. The right office design should balance communication and productivity to occur simultaneously. Incorporate quirkiness in your open workplace   with things such as a brightly lit modular conference table and breakout rooms for power naps.

3. Staying with the times

Millennials are the generation that has been quick and dynamic in adapting to the rapid technological advancements like no other generation before. Hence, they expect this technological adaption at their workplace too. Presenting different technology options will eventually impact their productivity levels and work ethic and reinstate their faith in the company’s future.

4. A contemporary mix of aesthetic and ergonomic

Who would not be delighted to work in a place which is charming and comfortable? An attention-grabbing workplace covers all areas from furnishing, convenience, comfort, to lighting and colour schemes. The way your office looks is an important part of a lasting impression your company makes, not only on your employees but also clients. Go for an ergonomic office chair and a height-adjustable table that would satisfy the contemporary appetites of your employees and take care of their health too.

There seems to be considerable room for development when it comes to maintaining the happiness of employees while they are at work. Happy workers do not need to work more hours than their discontented colleagues — they simply get more productive within their time at work. Employers can exercise proactiveness by implementing a few changes at the workplace and reap the benefits of a newly developed positive attitude immediately. In the end, It’s not just about millennials actually; it’s about us humans. We all need to feel valued, recognized, trusted, and cared for to be happy and productive.

The future of offices will be a workplace where employees rate ‘happiness quotient’ above other traditional factors such as pay grades and proximity. If companies wish to attract & retain the best of workforce, they need to learn the art of keeping their employees happy where workplace design plays a central role. HNI believes in a collaborative approach to designing ‘happy’ workplaces, customized for every client. HNI India, the leading office furniture manufacturer  , comes with years of expertise to understand your exact requirement and provide bespoke furniture solutions. Contact HNI India today!