The board room for the future must be a space designed to promote the health and well-being of its members. It should also be a space that encourages the use of digital technologies to ensure a more efficient and effective meetings.

For example, meeting room furniture must be able enough to allow multiple attendees to participate in the same gathering, allowing them to collaborate in small groups without compromising privacy or efficiency. The room must be equipped with a state-of-the-art acoustic system and high-quality sound design to ensure that both in-person as well as virtual attendees are clearly heard. Natural light is essential to help reduce eye strain during meetings. According to a Harvard Business Review survey, natural light is the most requested office perk. It beats out other more traditional and predictable options such as cafeterias that are on-site or fitness centers.

Other technological innovations that can be useful in the boardroom include real-time analytics, «living» management information that take the concept of infographics and dashboards one step further and crowdsourcing technology which can provide an external view of people who are involved. These tools can help the board better assess risks and create a stronger foundation for making decisions.

In addition, the boardroom in the future must incorporate more sustainability expertise. Board members must be knowledgeable about the impact business activities have on the environment, climate change, biodiversity, and human rights. It is also about including new skills like the ability to assess the impact of ESG issues on the long-term financial performance.

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