Open concept office furniture is more than just filling an open space with chairs and desks. If you are creating a functional open-concept office, you need to consider the work that is being done as well as the people who will be doing it.
The open concept office is nothing new. In fact, open-concept office design was the preferred method of working in the early part of the 20th century. It wasn’t until the 1980s a decade famous for its fashion faux-pas, so why should office design be exempt—that we started to see a more divisive attitude towards work with the introduction of the dreaded cubicle.
Interestingly, open-concept offices originally had a slightly different purpose in the beginning. With workers toiling away shoulder-to-shoulder in a large open space, it was a way for managers to make sure their workforce was earning their keep.
Today, the focus of the open concept office is to encourage collaboration among teams, to make the most out of a floor plan, to provide flexibility for workers, to emphasize aesthetics, and to remove barriers to communication and innovation in the workplace.
The advantages of a collaborative office environment can be greatly enhanced by open concept office furniture such as:
Open concept office furniture for the way you work
Your office is a reflection of your brand. A great open-concept office design can help you attract today’s top talent while providing your already high-performing team with what they need to take you to the top.
Some studies show that employees are happier and tend to stay in their jobs longer if they feel that their employer cares about their well-being. This level of caring can easily be reflected in the furniture that is chosen for the workspace.
For example, modern, beautifully-designed benching systems with Hover Height Adjustable Desks allow your teams to stay active while working, reducing fatigue and supporting good health.