Established quiet spaces make a great addition to a well-rounded office layout. Not only do they allow team members to have some privacy, but they also increase the capacity for focus. For this reason, it’s important that you do what you can to provide each individual with what they need to succeed. We’ve pulled together a few effective, easy ways to build quiet spaces into your office layout and give your team the resources to work undisturbed.
Provide Enclosed Meeting Rooms
If you’re lucky enough to be starting your workspace design from scratch, one of the best ways to create quiet thinking areas is to section off rooms. While a traditional conference room is a wonderful resource for group meetings, you don’t want to lose sight of what individual employees need. One way to appeal to both large and small groups is to divide a conference room into a couple smaller spaces to allow for a variety uses.
Utilize Contained Furniture Setups
If you don’t have the ability or resources to undertake completely redesigning your office, you can easily create quiet spaces with specialized furniture like the Carl Hansen and Son Wing Chair. Many modern pieces of office furniture are designed with high backs and even side walls to help block out nearby distractions. Selecting a few key pieces of new furniture is an easy and much less expensive way to establish quiet work nooks.
Install Desk Dividers and Privacy Panels
Perhaps you’re looking for an even simpler way to build quiet spaces into your office layout. Consider leveraging desks that come with attachable dividers and privacy panels that can be installed with ease. This solution is very effective at providing privacy in an open workspace when necessary. Employees remain focused without feeling isolated from the rest of their team. And if you decide this solution isn’t working, you can simply remove the dividers and repurpose the desks in an open workspace. Rework’s benching workstations, which can be used in tandem with dividers, are especially helpful in creating this effect.
Whether you’re looking to incorporate quiet zones into a workspace or need qualified professionals to help you design a new layout and choose furniture, Rework is the ultimate resource. Our planning and design team will work with you to determine the best shape, design, and style for your quiet meeting rooms. With a diverse selection of new and refurbished office furniture, Rework is truly your “one-stop shop” for everything required to make that vision a reality. Give us a call today to get your project started!