Where to Sit at a Conference Table For Your Next Meeting [Science] by Vanessa Van Edwards   10 months ago

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You walk into a conference room and you are faced with a HUGE decision...

What’s the best seat?
Should I sit near the boss?
Where on earth should I sit?!

Where you sit in a meeting matters WAY more than you think! And science has some great tips for us on how to optimize our seating choices.

Bottom line: Not all seats are created equal.

Environmental psychologist Robert Sommers was the first to find that where we sit in a meeting has great effect on a few different areas:

People’s perceptions of you--how do you mark your territory?
Your feelings towards others and what is being said in the meeting--do you feel included or excluded?
The status of your relationships to others in the room--how close are you seated to the boss?


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