Your Guide To Shared Office Space Furniture
The trend towards shared office space at work is surging, with good reason! Research shows that collaborating with coworkers increases productivity and morale. As a result, office furniture manufacturers are making more stylish, functional choices for the shared office workplace. If you have an open office or want to transition to one, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide what furniture will suit your needs best. Before making any purchases, here are some tips from our office furniture experts to help you narrow down your options.
How Much Seating Do You Need
First and foremost, you need to know how many people to accommodate in the shared office space. Consider that your company and staff could grow as well, so choosing flexible, modular seating is a smart idea. The River series by Global, for instance, has multiple size options that interlock easily so you can change the set-up when needed.
Plus, it offers matching ottomans and tables to complete the look. Collaborative areas with soft seating create a casual vibe, best for brainstorming and sharing ideas. It works well for both impromptu gatherings and scheduled meetings. Integrated power makes it easy to charge laptops and mobile devices away from your desk.
Collaborative Desking and Work Surfaces
Depending on the nature of your work, a casual lounge space may not be the best fit. For a more formal meeting area, a large work surface gives ample room to spread out laptops or large drawings and collaborate with your team members. Fortunately, there are plenty of work table solutions for a shared office space. A flexible line like the Bungee tables from Global allows you to arrange them in many different configurations. In addition, they fold up for easy storage out of the way when not in use. Bungee is a versatile solution for your work surface needs and comes in a dozen finishes.
Optional Privacy and Noise Reducing Screens
Sometimes even a collaborative brainstorming session requires a bit of privacy and quiet. Using acoustic screens is great way to add privacy and keep the noise of conversation from disturbing the rest of the office. The Domo screens from unika vaev offer an elegant acoustic solution. Privacy screens are also available on wheels or even as a writing surface like a Clarus go Mobile! Glassboard. Mobile screens move wherever needed and store out of the way against walls. You can create a private meeting area on demand.
ROSI offers space planning and design services, with over 25 years of experience under our belt. Part of our job is to keep up with all the latest office furniture in Houston trends, so we can point you in the right direction depending on your specific needs and budget. We take pride in working with our clients from start to finish on these projects, creating the workspace you have envisioned for your business. As always, you can contact us anytime for a free consultation to discuss your office goals.