Open Office Furniture
An open office layout is increasingly popular these days. Businesses are turning in their portioned cubicle farms for a more inclusive environment that promotes teamwork and comradery. This concept unlocks the traditional restraints of a divided office.
One of the biggest first impressions of an open office concept is that makes the office space seem larger. Especially if it is partnered with ample natural light and warm colors. It is a huge change in work environment to go from boxed in to open wide!
As previously stated, open office layouts increase teamwork. But an often-overlooked side effect of an open office layout is that the workforce tends to draw closer together and can even make the workplace feel like home. An open office workplace breathes new life into the way we do business.
There is a potential drawback to an open office layout. Without the division of the traditional office, sound absorption is lost. The potential for noise pollution in the office increases and can be a distraction. Therefore, an open office concept isn’t for every office. For some that desire increased teamwork that will increase production and possibly office moral, it is a dream set up. However, there are businesses where employees must work on projects alone. Without the separation of the traditional office, it could cause a distraction which negatively affects production and moral.
It is up to each business to decide what type of layout they will choose. Knowing your staff’s strengths and weaknesses will go a long way in providing you clues to what is best for your business.
The furniture for an open office will utilize multi-desk workstations. These workstations have options for partnership from sitting two people all the way up to six at a workstation. If more places are needed these modular workstations can be placed together to fit any need. Of course, these come in a variety of design styles and colors to fit within any office space.