So many new office spaces are built with open plan areas that are then sectioned off with furniture and partitions. Glass partitions are very much on-trend at the moment, and even older buildings are being retrofitted with the glass dividers.
It’s not just that they look good, there are many benefits to these partitions that make it clear as to why they have become the standard choice for office spaces all over. Here is our roundup of the best ways glass partitions help offices.
Light Up The Space With Glass Partitions
Natural light is a proven stimulus and results in an increase in productivity among workers. Glass partitions allow for the natural light outside to spill into all corners of the office space. This is important for large offices that take up a full floor of a building, as workers in the centre of the room wouldn’t get any daylight otherwise. During the winter months, these partitions can increase office morale, especially in places like Scotland where the days are short during the winter months.
Keep An Eye On the WorkForce
This goes without saying, but obviously having glass partitions is preferable to walls because you can see through them. There have been studies done that show sustained work output from employees when they are in direct proximity to managers and bosses. It also creates a nice open feel to the work environment and stops employees from feeling isolated and removed from the organisation.
Non-Permanent Glass Partitions
A lot of newly built offices are built with changeability in mind, and depending on the installation, many glass partitions can be moved around fairly easily. If they are not the modular style partitions, then it is not too difficult or expensive to move the partitions by means of a joiner or outfitter. This is great for businesses that might need to change it up at short notice or scale-up certain areas of the office.
Quiet Work Space
Glass has great sound suppressing properties, which makes partitions made out of glass a great choice for busy offices. If you have a busy sales team that are always on the phone and discussing clients, it means that they can work away and make all the noise they want without disturbing other departments. Designers and creators for example might prefer a quiet space to focus and stay in the creative zone, and they would get disturbed by other noisy departments. In this sense, it helps everyone to perform at their best in their favoured work environment, without closing them off from each other entirely by means of a solid wall.
The cost associated with installing a new set of glass partitions in the office is surprisingly low when compared to the costs involved in erecting walls and other structures. The cost required to change up the workspace by moving the partitions is again very reasonable and this makes these partitions very attractive to businesses.