Office Desk Partitioning –Styles and Benefits Discussed
Turning a large open space into an office that fosters productivity can be a tall order to fill. How do you know how many cubicles can fit into the space? Are cubicles what you really want, or should you incorporate an open concept design into the office instead?
Office Desk Partitioning Options
Office desk panels are the parts that make up cubicles. Available in a huge assortment of sizes and materials, panel systems are designed to suit specific needs for offices of a wide range of needs. Before you buy, be sure to consider the size of the space you’re outfitting, the number of employees you need to accommodate, the style or colour you’re looking for and your budget constrictions.
Office room dividers are freestanding panels meant to act as a visual barrier or light sound barrier between workstations, meeting spaces and break-room areas. Other types of panels such as decorative shoji dividers are often used to break up visual space in a waiting room. Other options such as the NBF Signature Series Division zip-up panels provide a light sound barrier as well as a visual one. Accordion style dividers allow for a wider variety of configurations so that you can get just the right amount of division between workstations or common areas. Room dividers are an excellent solution for offices looking to divide up a space without building walls.
Office benches can serve as functional partitions. These setups offer an open concept workstation often shared by two or more employees. Benching systems may be equipped with small desktop dividers which are typically collection-specific, but most have a minimal profile and provide a smaller overall workspace than cubicles do.
Segmented team desking is similar to benching; team desks are open concept workstations wherein multiple employees sit within a single pod-like structure in order to facilitate great collaboration in a team setting. Team desking may or may not include small desktop dividers between stations to provide a small amount of privacy.
Call centre setups offer more than partitioning – this setup is similar to team desking in that it incorporates many workstations into a small space, but it differs in the level of privacy offered. While team desking is designed to break down walls and foster collaboration between employees sitting together, call centre desk is usually situated in a straight line and provides taller desktop privacy screens to allow employees to get the quiet they need when speaking with customers over the phone.