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The War room 
The flexible stage within your organisation
War room 
a simple investment to make meetings more effective
What’s in the name 
War in Latin: bellum 
“struggle, strife"
Just like war, we deal with urgency 
little time, high stakes
War rooms are flexible 
flexible environments create flexible minds
They propagate: 
no longer fixed positions 
free to take another position 
change becomes easy, physically and mentally
The War room can be used by teams or individuals
The 4 War room activities for teams 
1. Creative work 
2. Decision making 
3. Contemplation work 
4. Project work
The 5 War room activities for individuals 
1. Processing, mindfulness 
2. Rest, recharge 
3. Hiding 
4. Sleep 
5. Play
What is important
Social code = Open Space Technology 
1. Maximum freedom, maximum responsibility 
2. Safe space and the law of two feet 
3....
Design requirements 
1. Start with large empty space 
2. Barrier objects always flexible 
3. All surfaces are writable 
4....
Convertibles War room prescription: 
1. Biophilic elements 
2. Adjustable corner settings 
3. Flexible space dividers 
4. ...
The War room is the place, 
where you can work 
under the best conditions 
the situation requires
And again: 
The War room is yours as long as you need it. 
Yours truly, 
Geert Stam and Roy Captijn 
by Convertibles - con...
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The War Room prescription. Why your meeting space should be more flexible

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Convertibles explains the potential of one flexible space within an organisation. It’s called the War room. War rooms are flexible spaces and therefore  a new design and social approach is needed. This presentation offers a dense summary of what is required to create a successful War room.

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The War Room prescription. Why your meeting space should be more flexible

  1. 1. The War room The flexible stage within your organisation
  2. 2. War room a simple investment to make meetings more effective
  3. 3. What’s in the name War in Latin: bellum “struggle, strife"
  4. 4. Just like war, we deal with urgency little time, high stakes
  5. 5. War rooms are flexible flexible environments create flexible minds
  6. 6. They propagate: no longer fixed positions free to take another position change becomes easy, physically and mentally
  7. 7. The War room can be used by teams or individuals
  8. 8. The 4 War room activities for teams 1. Creative work 2. Decision making 3. Contemplation work 4. Project work
  9. 9. The 5 War room activities for individuals 1. Processing, mindfulness 2. Rest, recharge 3. Hiding 4. Sleep 5. Play
  10. 10. What is important
  11. 11. Social code = Open Space Technology 1. Maximum freedom, maximum responsibility 2. Safe space and the law of two feet 3. Room can’t be booked, use it when most vital 4. Yours as long as you need it (minutes, hours, days or weeks)
  12. 12. Design requirements 1. Start with large empty space 2. Barrier objects always flexible 3. All surfaces are writable 4. Many soft surfaces for sitting and leaning 5. Creative materials always present 6. Space transformation in 2 minutes
  13. 13. Convertibles War room prescription: 1. Biophilic elements 2. Adjustable corner settings 3. Flexible space dividers 4. Small desks on wheels 5. Multipurpose seating elements 6. Large writable surfaces 7. Elements inviting play 8. Surfaces with different touch 9. Full color LED lights 10. Professional sound 11. Coverable large HD screens 12. Flexible sound masking
  14. 14. The War room is the place, where you can work under the best conditions the situation requires
  15. 15. And again: The War room is yours as long as you need it. Yours truly, Geert Stam and Roy Captijn by Convertibles - convertibles.co.nl

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