From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, the working world is changing. Meetings, however, are not going anywhere. Teams are still discussing, collaborating and planning. There are stand-ups and sit-downs and everything in between. If anything, collaboration is more important than ever. So how do we portray modern team meetings?
For one thing, the locations are changing. Boardrooms are giving way to meetings over the internet or in the middle of the office. When meeting rooms are pictured, they're much more open to the office around them, with lots of glass, natural light and even sliding doors. When it comes to dress codes, there are less rules: everything from suits and ties to sneakers and hoodies is fair game, often appearing in the same room together. Modern technology, like smart phones, tablets and laptops are part of the picture, but people are still taking notes on paper. We're also seeing more behind-the-scene or impromptu team meetings; it's the creatives, coders and project planners in the spotlight now, not just executive teams. Overall, the look is far more casual and far more realistic.