Turns out companies’ conference room naming conventions say a lot about their company culture (re: Arianna Huffington renaming Uber’s “War Room” to the “Peace Room”).
Lucky for us, Quartz recently revealed certain companies’ choices — and some are more surprising than others.
“Turd emoji room’s for the interns” — BuzzFeed. BF’s rooms are a fragrant potpourri of pop culture references including #relevant celebrities Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as straight-up emojis. But can’t help feeling that inviting your coworker to meet you in the “heart eyes” conference room could send some mixed messages…
“We’re here to debate policy and have fun. And we’re fresh out of fun” — Politico. Nothing says “making politics accessible” like naming your conference rooms things like “New Deal” and “Filibuster.” But hey, gotta respect the commitment to the craft.
“Would revenue-generator #A-617 please report to conference room 7?” — Goldman Sachs. They’re not here to make friends, they’re here to make money. As one employee puts it, Goldman sticks to conventional numbers for conference rooms because “that’s what we want to be. Making numbers — $$$.”
“Kenny Powers in the streets, Larry David in the sheets” — HBO. Don’t let the edgy content fool you, their meeting room naming is surprisingly straight-laced (and by that, we mean straight up numbers like 4-003). Where’s that award-winning showmanship people??
“Liquid. Hot. Magma.” — CBS. The network’s rooms are themed per their elevation, with ground floor rooms like “Sequoia” and “River,” top-level rooms “Stars” and “Sun,” and of course, the “Magma” room located in the basement, which we assume is where shows go to get canceled.
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