Huddle spaces are a recently coined term for smaller spaces that can be utilised for meetings and collaboration. They can vary from a small table with one or two chairs in an open plan space, to a glass office with a couple of seats.
They are being quite heavily utilised in the modern workplace, due to meeting room availability often being booked and difficult to find in busy offices.
The modern huddle space can be booked often using resource management software and desk indicators such as the device below.
The typical huddle space often costs a lot less than standard meeting room technology due to the occupants sitting closer to the microphones and cameras.
Huddle spaces often help to reduce to under utilization of larger office spaces.
Meeting Pods are a relatively new technology that are essentially self contained (often single or two person) units that can be used for private meetings. They are often made of acoustically absorbent material that ensures minimal outside noise enters the pod.
This makes it perfect for private meetings or video calls if you are in an otherwise busy and noisy office. This increases the meeting / conferencing capacity without breaking the bank or purchasing more office space.
With the global trend in businesses reducing their office spaces and overheads, these are a fantastic addition to utilise smaller spaces in a more effective way.
Meeting Pods often incorporate their own booking technology driven off a room calendar, as well as other features such as air conditioning, adjustable lighting and even integrated AV depending on the model.
The noise blocking ability of these pods also ensure that private conversations are blocked out to other office users.