How to make the most out of your creative space hire
Once you've found your perfect space, make sure you consider these four important factors. They're proven to impact on creativity so they're definitely worth bearing in mind:
1 - Think location, location, location! Think carefully about who is attending your meeting and where they are coming from. Considering the duration of their journey more carefully over pure distance. We've got meeting rooms for hire right across the country to minimize travel time for your event attendees. Does your meeting need to be held in Central London? You'll probably find better value outside London zones 1 & 2. This means lower venue hire rates, lower accommodation costs, cheaper transport links, and value for money on food and drinks.
2 - Select the right lighting. While we all love bright and airy spaces, a recent study actually showed that you should try turning the lights down when attempting to get creative. According to findings published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, darkened lighting supposedly ‘elicits a feeling of freedom, self-determination, and reduced inhibition.' But make sure natural lighting is available too! Research shows that low exposure to natural light is a mood killer longer term.(n)
(n) 3 - Bring an ambient noise machine. Perhaps you’ve already invested in one of these noise machines, like Ecotones Sound + Sleep Machine to help you sleep at night, but did you know these things can double as creativity boosters? Studies show that just the right balance of ambient noise (70 decibels of it, to be exact) optimizes performance. A paper published late last year in the Journal of Consumer Research, argues that the ideal work environment for creative projects should contain a little bit of background noise.
4 - Fill your space with inspiration. Psych Central suggests placing things in your space that create curiosity and surprise, and nothing does that more than an inspiration board. Ask each of your guests to prepare one ahead of the session and bring it with them. It works as a fabulous ice breaker too.
Rocketspace Events - Innovation Venue
Home to contemporary meeting and event facilities, this unique space, once a cash holding depot, has been stripped back its original concrete frame. Perfect for inducing that creative spark, there's also the add-on of breakout spaces all around the venue.
The Office Group Henry Wood House
This space is great for team catch-ups and planning. It benefits from natural daylight and sophisticated interior décor. Help yourself to our selection of goodies and sweeties, available for free in every room. Espresso machines on hand in the meeting room.