When many of us think about cubicles, our minds immediately go to images of those iconic dull, uniform and drone-like office spaces of the 1970s. Fortunately, these useful office workspace dividers have come a long way since then, with modern office cubicles featuring vastly improved designs, additional functionality and style, thanks to the innovative use of color, materials and in-built tech features. Business owners can take this creativity and individuality even further using these tips!
Define your décor policy: One of the easiest ways to achieve a more enjoyable and functional cubicle desk system is to encourage your employees to get involved. This has the dual result of improving your workplace as well as helping your employees take ownership. Simple rules just need to be put in place to ensure that creative ideas stay within the boundaries of your workplace culture and company vision. If you want to make the process even more fun, hold a competition!
Plants: Greenery adds life and oxygen to your office space, and can be a great addition to a cubicle. Choose plants that don’t have high care needs and don’t put pollen into the air, like succulents, asparagus fern, Sansevieria, areca palm, Money plant or a Jade plant.
Get colorful: Colors add vibrancy and boost mood, and they’re easy to add to cubicles without being permanent. Tack up material or colorful paper on your walls or poster board sections, add a rug or – if you have material walls – attach frames with bright pictures and photos to your walls with Velcro.
Go ergonomic: Style won’t count for much if you aren’t combining it with comfort. Ergonomic desks and chairs help boost productivity and work enjoyment, and it’s easy – and budget-friendly – to include these into your cubicle and office design. Another good idea that adds comfort is to let your employees control their own lighting where possible – for example, having an additional lamp or full spectrum bulb at their desks.
Modern office cubicles create a positive, enjoyable work environment
If you want to upgrade your office space to include modern cubicle desk systems, our team can assist you. We are a full-service contemporary office furniture supplier, office design and fitment specialist dedicated to delivering a dynamic office space that suits your unique needs, specializing in environmentally-sensitive products.
First developed in the 1970s, office cubicle systems are still the most popular means of designing and planning an office space to accommodate a workforce. In fact, they account for around $2.27 billions of office furniture sales in the USA! It’s not difficult to see why they’re so popular – cubicles are affordable, use space efficiently and modular, making them easy to fit into a wide range of spaces and floorplans. So, what types of cubicles are available?
Panel-attached cubicles: These are ready-made work areas where the walls are attached directly to work surfaces like filing cabinets, shelving and other customizable features. They can also contain their own power outlets to make installing computers and other electronic hardware easier.
Free-standing cubicles: In these models, the cubicle panel stands alone and is not attached to the desk, shelving or cabinets. These are useful for temporary office requirements or where you would like to combine your cubicle walls with existing furniture. They are highly mobile and can be moved much more easily than attached panel cubicles.
Acoustic cubicles: These high-end cubicles incorporate noise-reduction materials like cork, foam and fabrics, making them ideal for use in busy office environments, including call centers. These high-privacy cubicles can be panel-attached or free-standing, and are highly durable.
Smooth surface cubicles: Models in this range are manufactured from stainless steel, plastic, PVC or vinyl, and are well-known for their durability. They are easy to clean and sleek-looking, giving your space a modern feel.
Transparent cubicles: Cubicles are also available in glass or Plexiglas, or with glass or Plexiglas windows. This allows natural light to travel more easily through your office space, and allows for easy monitoring of the workplace environment. They do not have the sound-proofing qualities of acoustic and other padded cubicles.
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At BE Furniture, we assist our clients in achieving an optimal workspace for their business. Whether you are looking to replace old workstations with new cubicle systems and office cubicle walls, or want a comprehensive redesign and fitment of your space, our experienced team can handle it all.
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