When considering open office benching in the design of workspaces, two major things some to mind; adaptability and flexibility. This workflow philosophy is rapidly becoming one of the most popular methodologies for companies today, and for those that are interested in making the most out of their open office benching, they might want to consider a few of the options below.
Specific furniture additions can make all the difference when it comes to the overall atmosphere and dynamic of the office. One recommendation for those looking to add flexibility to their workspace, is to include some upholstered benches (or banquettes as they are sometimes called) alongside empty walls, hallways or in this case even functional desks. If privacy is not a requirement, this provides a comfortable setting and allows for quick and impromptu conversations without the need for booking office space. It is a flexible and functional addition!
Making sure you have adequate and easily accessible storage is another thing to consider. It is important to ensure that file cabinets, personal items, office supplies, and other conveniences are arranged in such a way to maximize productivity. Whether it be private or public storage, give your employees what they need and make it adaptable by manipulating space to its fullest capacity. Consider having the filing system on the back side of your workspaces to provide more room for files or give your employees more space at their workstation.
Open office benching allows employees to connect easily as a team. By arranging workspaces in accessible co-operative clusters, communication is efficient and effective. With simple modular desks and easy docking stations, even interdepartmental working sessions are at your fingertips. The best part is that you are in charge of the design and arrangement. Combine any element above to make your workspace into what fits your company’s needs!
Hopefully these suggestions will allow you to make the most out of your workspaces. View our brochure to see more about it will work for your workspaces!