When the coffee shop staff next door to your office start to greet you by your first name then that’s the sign you need to get a meeting room.

The Clear Books team was housed in an open plan office for 2 years before I was able to add a separate meeting room. It’s been a huge benefit to the team.

There is a lot to be said for the openness and transparency that comes with an open plan office but sometimes you need somewhere for:

  • a private discussion
  • debate within a department
  • quiet
  • no one listening in
  • not embarrassing someone in front of colleagues
  • interviewing a candidate
  • meeting a potential partner
  • meeting clients

Getting a separate meeting room / break out space has massively improved communication at Clear Books.

Posted by Tim Fouracre

Tim founded Clear Books in 2008. Like many small business owners he worked from home for 15 months to get his startup off the ground. Today Tim enjoys helping Clear Books, its customers and its growing team innovate and achieve. Tim did his GCE O Levels in Ghana.