Definition of boardroom in English:



  • 1A room in which a board of directors of a company or other organization meets regularly.

    [as modifier] ‘he resigned after boardroom differences’
    • ‘In the chop houses, boardrooms were big rooms crammed with desks for the brokers and cold-callers.’
    • ‘The devil's advocate gambit is extraordinary but certainly not uncommon since it strikes so regularly in the project rooms and boardrooms of corporate America.’
    • ‘From newsrooms to boardrooms to classrooms, America's high priests of culture are working to promote it.’
    • ‘A business centre including translation services is on hand, and two boardrooms and one meeting room provide space for business to be conducted.’
    • ‘We need to get in those boardrooms, those war rooms, those bastions of decision-making where no designer has ever been before.’
    • ‘This scenario is played out daily in boardrooms, war rooms, presentation centers and other business communications facilities throughout the world.’
    • ‘The tours' starting point will be the players' entrance in the main car park and include trips to both dressing rooms and the boardroom.’
    • ‘Ministers are already being instructed to relaunch a charm offensive, hitting the boardrooms and factories regularly to sell the government's achievements.’
    • ‘It has been an American epidemic, an unspoken marketing strategy in boardrooms and front offices all over when it comes to cultivating buyers.’
    • ‘But what about the upper middle classes who fill up corporate boardrooms, elegant drawing rooms and exclusive clubs?’
    • ‘This is ideal for the smaller monitors, allowing it to be used in boardrooms for video conference calls or in your living room.’
    • ‘The business centre comprises of one office room, a boardroom and a number of work stations.’
    • ‘When he changed careers, he worked his way up from the mail room to the boardroom.’
    • ‘To add a personal note to this review, ethnography's limits are reached at the boundaries of specific and discreet social worlds, whether they be boardrooms or bar rooms.’
    • ‘A ballroom, two boardrooms and five meeting rooms are also on the cards.’
    • ‘This is why most of them are installed not in the workspaces of the employees, but in boardrooms or conference rooms, where businessmen meet and greet their clients.’
    • ‘Raise it for debate in the pub and it's likely to illicit a collective groan, but in boardrooms and dressing rooms it has greater currency.’
    • ‘There are 11 separate conference, meeting and boardrooms, all offering the latest audio-visual and technical facilities.’
    • ‘The new extension will include a boardroom and meeting rooms.’
    • ‘The conference centre will have a variety of boardrooms, meeting and syndicate rooms providing the most advanced technology systems.’
    1. 1.1The directors of a company or organization considered collectively.
      ‘conservative American boardrooms’
      • ‘Researchers from Cranfield University say we could reach gender equality in the boardrooms of major corporations within the next seven years.’
      • ‘In many boardrooms in corporate America, the senior managers are usually white males.’
      • ‘The uncertainty surrounding the global economy following the collapse in stock markets has sent jitters through all boardrooms.’
      • ‘In the event it was a short-lived and unhappy venture, which ended in acrimony after only two years following a boardroom clash.’
      • ‘The titans of the boardrooms are dropping like flies.’
      • ‘Indeed, the question reverberating around media boardrooms is: How big is big enough?’
      • ‘A real conceptual shift is required in the boardrooms of America if they are really to succeed long-term in the new global economy.’
      • ‘Cozy boardrooms at colleges and charities face increasing government scrutiny’
      • ‘They are in the showrooms and in the boardrooms that drive our nation's economy - a clear opportunity for both religion and the economy itself.’
      • ‘But don't count on a mass conversion experience in German boardrooms.’
      • ‘As this column has outlined in the past, corporate boardrooms have long been plagued by the problem of dead or otherwise inanimate board members.’
      • ‘Recently ousted in a boardroom coup, he sought an injunction against his removal and the recruitment of a new managing director.’
      • ‘The boss went on to say that one of the ways to avoid Irish boardrooms becoming ‘too cosy’ was to draw from the pool of Irish people who were working in senior positions overseas.’
      • ‘Yet he isn't known for shaking up boardrooms.’
      • ‘Innovation is an American tradition, but never before has it been such a hot topic across boardrooms.’
      • ‘For example, some corporate boardrooms can induce a two dimensional vision of reality with all that implies.’
      • ‘She triggered a massive boardroom rift when she refused to quit until fellow directors agreed to board changes.’
      • ‘We asked the cream of Scotland's boardrooms to meet for lunch in Edinburgh.’
      • ‘Her name was enough to send panic through Britain's boardrooms.’
      • ‘Most of the popular non-executive directors are propelled into the top boardrooms following a career in business.’