What is an Effective Office Partition?
Having office partitions around the office can be extremely beneficial for all involved. There are a few different ways you can design and use partitions in an office. This article acts as a guide to the very best office partitions on the market and how they can be used to make your office a better environment and more comfortable space to work in.
First and foremost, partitions in the office divide up the space very easily. If you have a large open plan office with everyone jumbled in together, it can be difficult to see who works for what department. By dividing up the space into departments or by using other logical criteria then there is a much greater sense of organisation. There are other ways to divide a room. Erecting stud walls can make rooms and separate offices across the floor. This is not very cost effective however and can be extremely intrusive and disruptive having builders in for weeks on end carrying out the work. In many cases it may also be necessary to get planning permission if you want to put up walls. If you use a simple partitioning system instead, the installation is quick, it is much cheaper and there is the minimum of disruption to the whole office.
Because of its simplicity in design and easy installation process, partitioning is a very flexible solution to office design. This means it is appropriate for all office layouts and designs. If you want some larger “rooms” combined with some smaller individual offices then it is possible. Not always the same flexibility can be achieved with erecting stud walls. Furthermore, because the partitioning can be reused then if the office expands or the layout of the room needs to change then the partitioning can be altered accordingly without having to knock down walls and re-build whole areas.
Some offices and businesses choose to create workstations with the use of partitioning however these are not ideal. Because they don’t reach the ceiling they do not prevent noise and distractions from emulating around the office. They also do not look very attractive. The separation between staff members can also affect the flow of communication and can prevent messages and information being passed to the relevant people. It is far better to use floor to ceiling partitioning to divide up the space as this removes the “open plan” aspect of offices that some people find uncomfortable but provides the flexibility to ensure the best design for optimum performance and productivity can be achieved. Constant distractions can be a serious problem in offices too and without partitioning this is virtually guaranteed.
The best type of office partitioning is floor to ceiling designs that offers total flexibility and looks attractive too. If you select the right type of partitioning for your individual needs then you will achieve the right layout and look for your office that also makes it as productive as possible. It is important you consider the material you would like your partitions to be made from because there are a few different types available.
Glass provides a contemporary feel and because you can see through it, it makes it a good type to choose for meeting rooms. The glass aspect also allows maximum light into the space. With the option to have corporate logos and colours applied to the glass panels, the end result is an extremely stylish and well designed office.
To get the very best office layout that makes staff happy and productive, an office partition system is the ideal solution. There are many different styles and designs to choose from so that all tastes and budgets can be catered for. There is demountable partitioning available and a whole range of standard room partitions too. Anyone can benefit from a well partitioned office.
Kathryn Dawson writes articles for Applied Workplace, a provider of a range of efficient office room partitions in the UK. Applied Workplace has years of experience installing office partition systems, and also offers a selection demountable partitioning and walls that provides a sophisticated and modern feel to the office environment with a stimulating working area, as well as glazed and solid wall options to achieve the acoustic properties you desire.