Senior executives in many companies would like to make meetings more efficient and enhance the intellectual performance of their staff. However, whether this succeeds or not depends on more than just a clear meeting structure and good moderation. The way the conference room is furnished also plays a crucial role. Current data on the health problems involved with office work indicate the need for conference and meeting workplaces to permit one thing above all others: back-friendly behaviour and plenty of incentives to keep moving around. This can help to prevent backache and enhance intellectual performance levels.