The modern office has an enthusiasm for open workplaces. They are great at fostering collaboration and communication. However, the need for quiet spaces in an office design has increased to cater to all employee needs and wellbeing.
Here are 3 tips on how to create quiet spaces in your office:
Unassigned or Enclosed rooms:
Designing an office with designated quiet spaces allows employees to make phone calls, hold meetings and escape office chatter without distraction. Quiet rooms should be open and uncluttered with minimal furniture to enhance focus and productivity. Integrating glass doors also creates privacy while maintaining visibility.
Furniture To Define Spaces:
If structural changes are not an option, using furniture to mimic the feel a of a private office can have the same benefits. Products like high back and side lounges such as the Benj or Hush paired with a small table creates an ancillary area as an alternative to an employee's primary workspace.
Walls or Dividers
Creating boundaries using walls or dividers within the open office defines private and focused individual spaces. Freestanding screens such as the Scape or Local screen allow employees to adjust their work setting to suit their needs without disrupting the overall design of the office. Walls and privacy screens maximise the potential of a space, absorb the cacophony and create a quiet havens.