There is perhaps no more important decision a company can make than the name of its conference rooms.
All right, perhaps we jest, but some companies are spending a lot of time choosing the perfect name of their conference rooms, names that reflect their corporate culture, says Rupal Parekh with Advertising Age.
“If you look online, you’ll find all of these threads that are basically people that seem like they are in a state of panic, begging for help with naming their conference rooms,” Parekh said.
Some well known companies don’t seem to have much trouble naming their meeting spaces. Facebook, “knowing that they have a culture that is all about learning from their mistakes,” has named theirs after massive mess-ups in history. Case in point: one is named ‘subprime-mortgage.’
Others go for the inside joke by naming the rooms after employees who have worked at the company the longest (The Richards Group in Dallas) or a mashup of foods and band names (hence, Slayer Cake over at Etsy).
Here at Marketplace, we keep it simple with “The Large Conference Room” and “The Small Conference Room.”
Parekh says she empathizes — Advertising Age calls one of theirs “The Green Conference Room” because the walls are green. “Maybe it means we’re just not as fun.”
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