When the world comes back to reality following the first pandemic of our generation, the novel coronavirus, none of us can predict what to expect. Not knowing is uncomfortable for those of us who enjoy a sense of stability—especially in the workplace. Going to the office provides a sense of structure and belonging. Now, more than ever, we are increasingly aware of the comfort in the day-to-day.
If you struggled with the wide openness of the open office, take heed. There are modern office solutions that will appeal to you and allow for physical distancing. They will increase your wellbeing and make you glad that 9 to 5 is a way to make a living.
…our feelings about physical distancing and our need for distance from people may become the new normal.
Physical Distancing in the Open Office
We’ve all become acquainted with the term “social distancing,” but for many, it smacks of cold solitude in an already emotionally frigid time. It’s a term that hits a little too close to home for those who are experiencing the pains of emotional distancing.
Even for the introverts, the office will be a welcoming place of socializing where we will be reunited with our coworkers, friends, and colleagues. But, our feelings about physical distancing and our need for distance from people may become the new normal.
We don’t foresee, nor do we advocate for, the return to the old maze of endlessly dull and dispassionate cubicles. Instead, what the height-adjustable cubicle offers is a sense of identity and ergonomic-autonomy. With customizable laminate dividers, you can create a sense of openness to interact with colleagues and coworkers. Screens also allow users to promote a sense of privacy allowing for deep work throughout the day to be productive and insulated.
…we have an opportunity to change the workplace landscape again to better fit the needs of all workers, including those who require social interaction, as well as those who need private areas.
Curved Modern Workstations
With a sleek futuristic design, curved modern workstations will activate your office with camaraderie and an added feeling of personal space. As a cool modern office furniture option, this solution allows for ergonomically adjustable height desks. With the ability to customize multiple features, you can make an impactful statement with your brand’s color making the workplace a vibrant and welcoming place to return to.
A Solution for An Ongoing Problem
Time and time again, we’ve stated that the open office layout in its current state is not ideal for today’s modern worker. At first, it seemed like an egalitarian solution to the ivory towers of the past. What we have learned, though, is that workers have a hard time working in capacious spaces. Now, we have an opportunity to change the workplace landscape again to better fit the needs of all workers, including those who require social interaction, as well as those who need private areas.
Let’s set ourselves up for success following the pandemic. We’ve shown one another how we triumph in the face of adversity. Why should a little space cause something to come between us?