Whether organizing a new office or reorganizing an existing office it’s all about making the most of the space you have. The last thing you want is a disorganized, poorly lit, inefficient space that’s going to act as an anchor on your business rather than an engine for productivity. Your biggest consideration then will not be how to fit all your staff members into the space, but how to fit them in together in a way that enables them to be at their best both individually and as a team. Fixed wall construction is the enemy of flexibility, the cubicle experiment has proven itself largely a nightmare and the completely open plan office has driven away many skilled professionals who don’t want to work in a cafeteria-style environment. So what’s the business owner to do?
Glass Partitions to the Rescue
The hallmarks of the 21st century business are flexibility, communication and efficiency. Glass partitions fulfil all the needs of the modern business while being incredibly affordable and great looking to boot. Here are just a few reasons why they make so much sense.
- Flexibility – On the first point of flexibility glass partitions are easily moved and can be reconfigured to accommodate your most esoteric or urgent needs. Unlike drywall you don’t need to call in the expensive construction company to set up a new office or combine two former offices into a conference room. There are no longer weeks of noise and choking dust while construction is underway, no construction workers oogling your staff members and no outrageous bill at the end of the process. In fact, your regular maintenance staff can make the change for you overnight.
- Communication – In order to stay competitive today staff members need to be able to communicate with one another. The fixed wall office is the enemy of communication whereas glass partitions reintroduce your workers to one another and reacquaint them with the fine art of nonverbal communication. There’s no need for memos when you can just give a thumbs up or down from across the office. And no more wasted trips to someone’s office only to discover they’re out. With glass partitions you can see who’s available most of the time without leaving your desk.
- Efficiency – No company is going to be able to compete in the current business environment if it is throwing money away on things like light and heat. Glass partitions not only allow for greater communication and flexibility they also let the sunlight right into the core of the office floorplan thereby drastically reducing the number of artificial lights needed. In addition the ability to flood the office with nice warm sunlight during the winter will help reduce the cost of heating. And having a more open space will also allow the HVAC system to work more efficiently.
As far as the contemporary business goes glass partitions are the gift that keeps on giving. They make for a healthier, more productive, more efficient office that’s also flexible and great looking. Contact the glass office partition specialists at IMT Modular Partitions to learn more.