When designing your workplace, you probably want to consider how this space will serve as the visual extension of your brand while enticing clients to partner with your company. But how much thought have you put into creating an office that enhances the safety and productivity of your current employees? As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the country, business owners are choosing to create workplaces with these concerns in the forefront of their minds. Many find that investing in cubicles, and the closed office plans that they create, perfectly meets these needs.
Workstation Partitions Limit Germ Spread
Since germs can spread through the air, carried by the small droplets we expel when coughing, sneezing, speaking, or simply breathing, it should come as no surprise that employees in open-concept offices tend to take more sick leave than their peers in closed spaces. After all, benching systems and barrier-free hot desks offer little protection from that one employee who always swears it’s “just allergies.”
While nothing can completely halt the spread of sickness in the workplace, high-walled cubicles and office partitions will limit the spread of many of these airborne droplets while your employees work. When deployed strategically throughout your office, partitions can also help control traffic and keep employees from unnecessarily exposing their peers to contagions every time they visit the break room.
Cubicles Increase Productivity
While office cubicles undoubtedly help keep employees healthy, they also offer a bounty of other benefits. Chief among these is their potential to increase productivity. Studies show that people tend to work more efficiently when they have a designated space free from interruptions. Cubicles create these kinds of spaces without requiring you to rework existing office architecture. The fabric barriers also cut down on ambient noise, making for a workplace that offers greater functionality on the whole.
Are you ready to make the switch to cubicles in your office? If you work in the Tampa Bay area, Ajax Business Interiors is more than happy to help. Contact us today to learn more about the new and used cubicles we install!