Denver Office Furniture Goes Modular and Mobile with Benching Systems
Written by: Allison MayorPosted on: September 17, 2014
Is the cubicle still relevant as office spaces today shrink? Maybe the better question is: "Is the cubicle still doing some good?"
Even as the U.S. economy rebounds, statistics show that only a little over half of the space left during the recession were reoccupied. In fact, more offices seem to be cutting space despite the steady flow of fresh labor. Cubicles are too cumbersome for today's small offices, even dropping executive privileges of having a separate office.
The cubicle is over 60 years old, introduced between the 1950s and 1960s, initially designed to give workers freedom. Yet, freedom has gone out the window, by the way we work in a space today. According to Nikil Saval, author of "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace," the cubicle has been misused and abused, cramming more for less space.
Perhaps it's time to bring down those walls and embrace the open revolution. Before you do so, however, make sure it's right for you.
The Floor Is Open
The open workplace gives managers more for less. They can configure the office space anyway they want simply by moving Denver office furniture with less effort. Benching is an example of a versatile office system, putting workers on a common table, permitting a free exchange of ideas. They're also lightweight, allowing easy moving when space needs to be consolidated.
However, experts say benching is only ideal for dynamic work environments such as studios and consultant firms. If there's a need to communicate or move information seamlessly, the benching system allows unimpeded access. Benching may not work if the nature of an office requires some information to be kept secret.
Denver, Colorado office furniture dealers like Pear Workplace Solutions offer the ideal benching systems, mainly from Haworth. Its IGNITE furniture line, for instance, is designed to be easy to assemble anywhere and hold office equipment like a sturdy table. They can also house wiring for electrical and phone connections.
If you need an office system to fit in a shrinking workplace, look no further than quality benching systems. These give you more control over how you want your office to look like.
(Source: "Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?" Entrepreneur, August 22, 2014)