In the fast-moving world we live in, new design trends and technologies seem to be coming at us quicker than ever. From a cost perspective, it is impossible to update our workspaces continuously, but what we can do is create a flexible workplace which reflects the unique values of our companies.
Modern managers are looking for increased collaboration between their employees, and as such, offices are being designed to maximize the opportunities for this. One way companies have gone about this is by investing in bench systems to allow their employees to communicate with one another easily. So, if you are thinking about refurbishing your office space, here are some tips for selecting the perfect bench system.
The first thing you should consider is what kind of work your employees do on a daily basis. If there is a need for constant collaboration, then a bench system is a perfect solution, as there are minimal barriers.
Bench systems are also great for multi-purpose workspaces, where employees can grab a seat or a stool and get to work.
On the other hand, a bench system might not be ideal if your employees need to field calls from important clients all day or if they are working in a job requiring high attention to detail. However, adding partitions is an easy solution.
Do your employees work in fixed workgroups or do they interact with a variety of employees? Is it hard to book a meeting room in your office? Then bench systems offer an excellent solution.
One of the best things about bench systems is their flexibility. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and many of them are modular, meaning their configurations can be easily changed to meet the changing needs of the business.
Following on from the point above, more and more ergonomically designed bench systems are coming onto the market. Some are even integrating adjustable height desks and shelves, making it easier for employees to move about.
When you are looking for any furniture for the office, the ergonomic design will always be an important consideration.
Space has always been an issue in offices with employees having to work in cramped conditions. Numerous studies found that this had a negative impact on their well-being, motivation, and overall productivity. Traditional cubicles or fixed desks didn’t help, especially if they were competing for space with filing cabinets.
Bench systems are great if you are struggling for space or have awkwardly shaped offices. As they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, you can pick the perfect configuration to fit a particular area and number of employees. And, because of their design, it is easy to slide filing cabinets under the benches.
Every employee is likely to use a variety of electronic devices which will need power sources. As bench systems naturally have a lot of room between the top surface and the floor, you need to make sure the bench has a cable management system in place.
The last thing you want is visible cables everywhere, so look at the available options during the planning stage.