What Is a Board Room?


A boardroom is an area which is used to host meetings between the Board of Directors and senior managers of the company. These meetings are used to discuss key issues and the Board is responsible for making sure that the company’s decisions are in line with shareholders’ interests. In spoken communications, “boardrooms could also refer to events that are thought to be taking place in a boardroom for business purposes even though they are not actually happening in one.

While a boardroom could be located in any type of structure, it’s generally located in the corporate offices of a business or a corporation. It’s able to comfortably seat twenty or more people and is often equipped with large touch screens that can be used for visual presentations during meetings. A schedule is typically distributed prior to the event so that participants are aware of what is expected.

When not in use most board rooms contain cabinets that can be used to store audio-visual equipment. A typical boardroom will include an doc camera, Blu-ray player and LCD display. Depending on the size of the boardroom it might be necessary to install multiple display screens as well as an Extron DVS 605 Plus scaling switcher to accommodate a variety of sources. The majority of boardrooms also have video conference equipment that allows participants to join in the meeting from a distance away from the room.

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