Office receptions fulfil a vital and multi-functional role, on the one hand a practical area for meeting and greeting visitors; on the other, a statement space that communicates your brand and sets the tone for meetings and other interactions. While the office reception may at times be underused, the importance of this area and the impression it makes cannot be underestimated. This ia according to Phil Green, Managing Director of CBS Office Interiors.
'Breakout area' is a fairly new term that encompasses those areas around an office used for informal internal meetings and the traditional staffroom. Often these are rather sad, overlooked areas fitted out with a mismatch of furniture and basic facilities.