In a competitive era for businesses, everyone is looking at ways to enhance their office and improve company output.
There are many theories online about how the perfect working environment can be achieved. Some companies opt for an open plan environment where everyone can converse easily; others choose a single segregated set of offices and some go for a mix.
Whatever the choice, it is important to find the right balance for your business. In some team-based working environments, such as a design agency, single working stations prevent larger scale brainstorming and can stifle collective creativity. Yet this open plan environment would not work for a solicitors, where every meeting is a private occurrence and data needs to be dealt with sensitively and confidentially.
What many businesses are finding is that partitioning, which can be used to segregate certain areas within an office, can help to mix the best of both worlds. There are many different types of partitioning including frameless and timber, and it is important to find the right type for your working area.
At Rodley Interiors, we have helped many businesses across Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford enhance their office space and improve company efficiency. By understanding the client’s needs and working styles, we can help them craft a design which gives them the spaces they require. So let’s look at some of the ways in which partitioning can help.
Lots of businesses are concerned that if they create private office or meeting room spaces using solid walls they will dramatically reduce the natural light into the building. It is widely accepted that natural sunlight plays a big part in general happiness of individuals, as well as making you feel less anxious, happier and more productive, and this is heightened in a work environment.
Glazed partitions, which allow for the sunlight to transfer through, are a superb way of creating the privacy at no detriment to natural sunlight. Glazing actually helps to disperse the sunlight further so you could find your office becomes brighter once the partition is added.
Of course privacy is a big thing regarding the addition of partitioning to an office space, especially if it is going to be used to create new meeting rooms or a boardroom. Depending on the industry your company operates in, you might want the rooms to be small booth like (for 1-2-1 meetings) or a large office space. This decision could dramatically impact your choice of how many partitioning panels you require, but also further enhance an area into 2/3/4 or even more useable private zones. If you hold a lot of meetings offsite because of the lack of privacy, this could greatly improve your company offering too.
As you can appreciate, partitioning can be used for many other things too, such as segregating off a kitchen area, help create a natural walkway through the office and much more. Should you be interested in looking at ways partitioning can be used to better enhance your office space, please do not hesitate to contact Yorkshire’s leading office partitioning specialists Rodley Interiors on 0113 281 9595.