Many organisations struggle to find adequate meeting space, particularly where decent sized rooms are in short supply. But meetings - especially long ones with endless agendas - generally aren't the best way to get the most from staff. They can drag on for much longer than intended, particularly if some people love to hear the sound of their own voice! Traditional meetings also mean that attendees are sitting down and being sedentary, which is now shown to be hugely detrimental to health and can lead to long term problems with backs, necks and general wellbeing. The important thing is to encourage your staff to be active and alert in the office, and that means providing tools and techniques to encourage these behaviours. So why not encourage health and vitality in your team by having standing meetings instead? These are becoming increasingly popular with forward-thinking businesses who are keen to maximise productivity and minimise wasted time. They boost health, fun and communication and ensure that attendees are awake and engaged! Why not have an informal meeting by the office water coolers, so that you can catch up over a drink and maybe enjoy a snack at the same time? By encouraging your team to drink water you will also be helping their health, concentration and energy levels, as dehydration is one of the most persistent causes of low level health complaints in the office. Many employers find that when they install good quality water coolers and boilers in their office accommodation (along with healthy living and staff engagement policies) attendance and concentration improve, along with measures of productivity and morale! Remember, a healthy workspace is a high-performing workspace, so get on your feet and chat over a sociable drink of water! Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.