When planning the layout for a new office or perhaps even refurbishing an old office, the last thing that people seem to think about are the office screens. Today offices tend to lean towards having an open plan office, where as some people feel that this is not the best solution for a productive office. In order to keep your staff productive and efficient, one of the most important things to do is to make sure that your staff are happy, so having said this, it is worth thinking about how you are going to separate your office and how you are going to make the best use of your office screens.
Desktop screens are a great way to divide your desks. They are low enough, that people can communicate if they wish or need to, but high enough that people's privacy is maintained. As well as this you can use free standing screens to separate the office into sections. The reason for this is that you can place employees together to help them work as a team if they need to and also separate areas so there are fewer distractions. You need to think about where your business is going to be in the next 5 years. Like most people, you are going to want your business to grow and change.
Thinking about the type of office screen is important as you are, the same with office desks and workstations, likely to want to move them round to create different configurations. By buying freestanding screens instead of built in partitions, the cost of changing the office is reduced considerably. Even though there is usually no acoustic treatment in office screens, they can still reduce noise in an office. Noise is one of the most distracting things in an office and can also lead to stress among some employees, which is worth thinking about. So to conclude next time you start planning your office, take the time to consider office screens and partitioning.