Dark. Dungeon-like. Dank.
This is how my husband described the meeting space that was secured for the “leadership innovation meeting” he attended. There was no way that environment was going to act as the foundation for innovation or inspiring new thought. In fact, the moment the team walked into the room the life was sucked out of them. So, rather than hitting the ground running, they spent the first ten-minutes rebounding and re-motivating themselves
Noisy (people talking and the sound of milk foaming). Distracting. Confusing.
And, this is how my friend described the coffee shop where a consultant pitched her for business. My friend couldn’t engage, or follow the dialogue because the environment didn’t allow for it. The consultant didn’t win the business. And, the fact that he didn’t have the forethought to select the right meeting venue weighed heavily into her decision not to give him the business.