The Benefits of Office Partitioning
Office design is constantly shifting and changing. As your business requirements alter, so does the way you work. Open-plan offices have been the conventional option since the 1940’s, alongside modular offices and zoned offices. But what if you have a rapidly expanding workforce and you need to change up your design on a regular basis?
Well, perhaps the solution to your dilemma could be office partitions?
Sometimes referred to as an ‘office screen’, they are used to create a barrier between workstations in front and to the side of an employee. This allows extra privacy and scope for concentration. The plus point is that, unlike a wall, a partition can be taken down when collaboration is needed, or when you need to rearrange the office.
Walls can be too guarded, too restricting, and they can’t be moved once they are up. A partition, however, can easily be changed in terms of position, as well as giving the option for a full or part-height. There are many reasons why a business might choose to use office partitions, including:
- Giving employees extra privacy.
- Creating set workspaces, without the invasion of privacy.
- To reduce noise levels and employee distractions.
- To create a modern and sleek appearance to your work environment.
- To give flexibility when moving an office around.
So, now we know why a business might want to use partitions, let’s look at the major advantages of office partitioning.
An Optical Illusion
A transparent glass partition can be used to create the illusion of more space than there really is, as well as boosting the appearance of natural light.
A light and airy office space is much more beneficial than a dark and stuffy one and can actually boost employee morale and performance.
Glass partitions can be used to create this illusion and can cut down on the need for artificial lighting. The more natural light in an office, the better.
An Attractive Appearance
You can choose from a variety of partitions, so you could go for an injection of colour with steel partitions, to create a pop of light, a clear glass partition for a modern and professional look, or you can go floor to ceiling to create the illusion of a wall that’s not really there.
Overall, having partitions rather than walls looks much better, and also contributes to the idea of a more modern look for employees to work in.
It is a great deal more beneficial for staff to have a modern and attractive office environment because it boosts productivity and performance.
Partitions Are Cheaper Than Walls
One of the most important benefits of office partitioning is that they are a much cheaper option for dividing up a room, compared to walls. We also need to address the fact that partititions can be rearranged and moved, but you can’t move a wall!
If you decide to rearrange your office in the future, or if you need to expand, then you will find it much easier to do so with partitions!
Additionally, partitions save you cash on your energy bills! There is no need to heat and light a different room, because you’re still using the same single room – just dividing it up in a different way!
This, of course, means you’re using the same amount of lighting and energy – a genius idea!
If you have a staff expansion, or if you decide to relocate your office entirely, you’ll find it much easier to do so with partititions rather than walls! You will be able to pick up your partitions and take them with you, rather than having to look for new dividing options in your new place.
They can also be moved around to accommodate larger office furniture, such as executive office chairs or desks.
Less Noise and More Privacy
Having a partition in place actually works to cut down on noise levels, even if it isn’t a full partition or screen.
This also creates a sense of focus and concentration, as your employees will be able to sit and focus on the task at hand, without being distracted by what is going on in their surroundings. There is no distraction from a noisy environment.
Furthermore, by going for a coloured partition, a frosted partition, or a full block screen, you will have the perfect environment to operate in private, ideal when handling any confidential documents. This also gives a sense of personal space and safety for employees, which is vital for wellbeing.
Are you considering rearranging your office, and wondering how to design the new space? In that case, partitions could be the answer to your quandary.
Kitting out a new space isn’t all about a new office conference table or figuring out where to put your new bench desks, it’s about how to organise your space overall.
It’s also about finding out how you can save cash on your office furniture needs, not only now, but in the future too. If you would like to find out more about our commercial partitions and the benefits of office partitioning from Sussex & Surrey Partitioning, please get in contact.