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June 17, 2019|
Open plan offices are a great choice for any business, and there are loads of benefits to this popular office layout.
Offices have long featured rows and rows of cubicles, which often feel quite claustrophobic and isolating. This is why there has been a major shift in the past few years and businesses are embracing open plan offices. There are many reasons supporting open plan offices as the most popular office design at this point in time.
Though open plan office environments clearly offer many positive attributes for both the business and staff there can be a few obstacles that may get in the way. With a few simple changes to the design and the right selection of office furniture products, these obstacles can easily be solved.
Lack Of Personal Space – due to the lack of walls employees may feel they have no space of their own. A simple solution to this is pairing privacy screens with the workstations, we have a range of screen options including upholstered screens, Aura panel privacy screens and ducted and non-ducted screen options. Offering many colour options that can be customised to the individual office, team or person. Privacy screens provide the right level of solitude while still allowing ease of communication. Personal storage systems can also provide individuals with a place to store their personal belongings, including under desk storage or lockers depending on the available space.
Distraction From Noise – as employees can easily communicate with each other in an open plan environment the office can become quite noisy at times leading to distraction. There are a variety of solutions to reduce the noise and improve the productivity within an open plan office.
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