Office Cubicles - Customize Your Office Space
Looking for a way to maximize your space and team efficiency? Office cubicle systems and panel system designs offer a variety of ways for you to customize your space that best suit your needs. Looking for ideas on how to make the most of your space? Check out our Complete Guide to Partitions, Cubicles & Room Dividers . National Business Furniture offers a variety of office cubicle solutions that allows for flexibility and efficiency. Cubicles and panel systems allow you to create workstations as large or as small as needed for your space. If you are looking for more freestanding or flexible options, Office Partitions offer you the ability to create a variety of interconnected cubicles, or simply as a divider between desks. Room Dividers can separate a room to create meeting spaces, workstations, or breakroom areas with their mobility and flexible usage. There are plenty of cubicle components, partitions and other parts available to achieve what you need. Not really sure what you need? Talk with our Professional Design Services team for help on how to create the perfect office space.
Cubicle 101: Things to consider when planning your office
Ways to retrofit your office
Cubicles often get a bad reputation, and it isn’t always the most exciting thing to see row after row of cubicles as a current or prospective employee (don’t take our word for it — there have been surveys that say the same). Luckily, there are a lot of options for a workstation retrofit that can help employees be productive while maintaining a strong company culture — and that can make the place where you spend so many hours feel comfortable and fun, not a chore.
Open office concepts are also popular and can make for a great, productive environment, too. Our benching workstations can give you a totally open or partially open office concept that best suits your needs. We also offer call center desks matching the particular needs of telemarketing environments.
Cubicles don’t mean the end of shared space
Office workstations, cubicles and partitions don’t need to barricade employees from one another. Thoughtful planning can help cubicle workstations actually accentuate shared space. Arrange cubes around tables, snack bars and so on.
Office workstation does not necessarily mean cubicle
Benching solutions can create a more collaborative environment while cutting down on distractions to a degree with a low partition. You can also add room partitions of varying sizes to your existing setup to provide privacy as needed; or even use a whiteboard partition to provide privacy and extra productivity. Certain mobile board models with whiteboards can even be wheeled away!
Privacy, not a fortress
Really, the only thing that is different between a benching workstation and a cubicle is the height and number of walls. Exactly how much height you want on your wall is up to you and your employees. But the impenetrable fortress of a classic cube, like you see on TV, doesn’t have to be the reality for your business — that’s for sure.
Sit or stand (or both)
If your work culture embraces standing desks, keep that in mind with your cube; it may influence how high you want your partitions to be, or how much in-built desk space you want with your cube.
Open office concepts have their advantages: they save space, they make for a more fun, social environment, and they present a more youthful look for the office. If your employees don’t need to store files or equipment in their personal area, it can be even more appealing. If you have a startup or small business, benching workstations (or even office tables) can be a great solution.
Cubicles offer a number of advantages in terms of storage, privacy and productivity. It can be challenging to maintain an open concept space if employees are on the phone with customers or collaborating on a project (unless you have sufficient conference room or shared office space). It can also be hard to work in such a space if you are working on sensitive materials, as at a law office or health care provider, or if you are in a field like human resources or accounting. Copywriting and design can also benefit from the additional quiet a cubicle provides.
It’s not an either/or choice, though: You can use stand-alone partitions and room dividers to provide more privacy and focus for your employees without committing to the space of cubicles. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, and whatever you choose can be set up to reflect your company culture and values.
If your concerns are not privacy, size or sound, but just protecting employees in the time of COVID-19, we have a selection of sneeze guards and glass partitions available for your business.
Whether you are in New York or Peoria, we have the cubicle and office workstation solutions for you. We can help you make an assessment of your available space and business needs and suggest office workstations, cubicles and more. Just submit your request here at our contact us page.
Team size and usage
Benching workstations can be a strong solution for smaller workspaces without major storage needs. But the added benefit of storage in a cubicle setup, in addition to the privacy and extra work surface, can be essential for businesses like law firms, health care businesses and so on. Examine what you and your team need to do your jobs effectively — just a laptop, or much more? — and select your office workstation solution from there. How often employees are on the phone can be a factor, too: customer service or account managers may thrive better with a sound sensitive workstation solution like a partition or cubicle.
Style and color — Decorate and color your cube
Whatever you choose for your office workstation or cubicle, the good news is, it doesn’t have to be dull! If you want to liven up a set of cubicles, encourage employees to express their personal style or creativity. Anything from saloon doors to team flags to personal photos can go a long way in helping your employees feel secure and at home in the space they spend so many hours in. Fabric walls can facilitate employees decorating to their heart’s content or the installation of business logos and colors. Panels and room dividers can provide color accents. Benching workstations offer a simple, sleek design that allow tables, chairs and exposed brick walls, for example, to pop.
Whether you are on a budget or looking to invest significant resources in an office floor redesign, National Business Furniture can help you. You may find a cubicle solution that accommodates multiple people is the most cost-effective solution available for your productivity needs; or that a benching workstation is the way to go. Submit a request to us at our contact us page and we can help you arrive at the right office workstation solution.
How lengthy will your audit of your workplace needs be? How much time do you have to install cubicles or office workstations? Room dividers and partitions can be done with ease; benching workstations and cubicles (as well as call center desks) may take more care and thought. Panel systems may be a good median solution. Get help from the experts — contact us and we can help you through your office workstation/cubicle process.