If you're setting up an office, desks and chairs might be your top priority. However, you should also think about what tables will be an asset in this space. A boardroom table might immediately come to mind, and a lunchroom table can also be handy if you're allocating a room for this usage. Another type of table to buy is a huddle table, which you'll find at many office furniture stores. This table gets its name from how people use it — "huddle" sessions, in which small groups of employees gather together to work on projects. Here are some useful attributes of an office huddle table.
Lots of office tables don't have caster wheels, but this is a feature that you'll want to look for when you shop for a huddle table. Office huddle sessions can often take place in various areas throughout the workplace. Having a huddle table that has caster wheels makes it easy for your team to move the table to wherever they're meeting. A table that lacks wheels is much more awkward to move, which isn't ideal when your team wishes to meet in different areas. Some huddle tables can fold up, which further improves their movability.
You'll see huddle tables in a few different shapes. While a round shape can be conducive to informal, collaborative efforts, you'll want to choose a table that has at least one flat side. A huddle table that has a flat side and a rounded area — essentially giving it a semi-circle shape — is popular. The flat side will allow your team to push the table against a wall, thus preventing it from being too bulky in parts of the office where the space is already tight. If you have a TV or monitor on a wall that the group wishes to use to view a presentation or have a remote session, they can push the flat side of the table against the wall beneath the screen.
The best huddle tables are fairly small in size. This not only ensures that they don't take up too much space when your team isn't using them, but also encourages small, collaborative efforts. Some employers find that when too many people join a project, there are frequent interruptions, people not pulling their weight, and other issues. When you choose a small huddle table — for example, one that can suit four people — you'll avoid the pitfalls that may come with large group efforts.
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