While we typically stick to our wheelhouse in the home improvement and landscape design fields, we do like to branch out on occasion into fields we think can help our readers. In this case, we’re going to be talking to those readers who own their own business and require some furniture for their employees.
A lot of hub bub today is made describing how to make offices safe for employees to start coming back in during work days. Working at home is great and all, but a lot of productivity has been lost over the past year and many employers are looking to recapture some of it by having employees come back in.
The crux of the issue is that many of those employees are not going to feel safe unless some changes are made to both office procedure and the layout of the office. Gone are the open floor plans so loved by companies prior to 2020; here comes the resurgence of the mighty cubicle.
Yes, cubicles are highly maligned by popular culture, but that doesn’t change the fact that a cubicle wall creates a barrier between employees that can make the difference between disease transference and containment in an office space. Not only that, but employees that once again feel safer in the office environment can focus on their jobs and get back into the old, productive groove.
For those readers who are looking for new cubicles in Orange County, look no further than our friends over at Creative Office Design. They sell both new and used cubicles and office equipment from the biggest brands in the industry, and offer services such as office space planning, on-site CAD and Interior design in order to make sure you’re getting the most out of the equipment you’re purchasing.
If your office already has a ton of furniture and you’re not looking to completely refurnish the space, Creative is rolling out a whole new line of modular safety products that you can use with your existing furniture. Work surface divider screens and zone divider panels let you create cubicles without the need for buying the full item.
If your space is filled with individual desks, you can instead opt for something like desk-mounted safety panels, which attach to almost any kind of working surface to create a little containment zone. You can even keep that open-office feel by ordering clear glass panels rather than the opaque fabric walls of yesteryear’s cubicles.
For the foreseeable future, things are going to have to remain safety-oriented in order to assuage paranoid, germophobic and litigious employees, which means you’ll need to sacrifice your vision of an open office plan for your business in favor of more practical and safer walled-off containment spaces. We know, it looks a whole lot uglier and you’ll miss seeing everyone’s smiling faces, but it’s better than walking around the office with a general feeling of mistrust and barely contained panic whenever somebody coughs.
If you’re looking to redesign your office with virus safety in mind, give Creative Office Design a call; they’ll get you fixed right up:
Creative Office Design
5230 Pacific Concourse Drive, Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90045