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Deep-seated Issues: Event Attendees Hate Bad Chairs

Deep-seated Issues: Event Attendees Hate Bad Chairs

It's not the rubber chicken or the boring speaker that is the biggest pain in the rear for meeting attendees. According to a survey released yesterday by Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, the No. 1 demand is a more comfortable chair.

A whopping 60 percent of professionals surveyed said that a more comfortable ergonomic chair would help them focus during meetings. Among frequent business travelers, 53 percent complained that meeting room chairs lack proper support for their backs or necks, and 48 percent responded that seating is the one aspect they wish could be upgraded at offsite meeting locations. Crowne Plaza also announced that it is addressing the need for more comfort in meetings by rolling out a fleet of pricey Herman Miller ergonomic chairs in all properties in the U.S. and Canada.

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