In recent years open plan offices have become increasingly popular amongst business' the world over. Following on from the examples set by the likes of Google and Microsoft we came to believe that working openly would lead to increased productivity and more social work environments. However, having implemented open office environments many companies are beginning to see that they aren't all they cracked up to be. In fact, recent studies suggest that open plan offices don't actually boost productivity as much as first imagined. Glass partitions however, are an excellent solution to the potential pitfalls companies are facing due to this previous trend. Let us explain:
i Wall were asked by Cadence to provide an environment where staff have access to a range of agile working environments. This was due to a substantial business expansion and Cadence needed a much bigger office space.
Sound reduction performance, in essence, is ability of a partition to reduce the amount of noise that passes through it.
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The project for the multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable design solutions for the build environment, focused on providing the team with space for research, testing and development. There was a big focus on lighting, acoustics, health and sustainability.
i Wall has always been proud of the unique end-to-end service we provide our clients. As one of the UK's leading partitioning specialist who can install directly for our clients nationwide, we have the ability to work directly with specifiers to meet individual projects design requirements.
An open-plan office space has advantages and disadvantages both for a business's employees and bottom line. In an open-plan environment, there are no distinct rooms or fully enclosed spaces. Instead, workstations are positioned together, sometimes separated by short screen panels, within one exposed floor. The openness may improve communication and collaboration among the workers, but it also may reduce concentration and productivity.