Furnishing your workplace is important for several reasons. From the purely practical stance, you need furniture that will allow your employees to do their jobs effectively. You need safe work spaces for them to go about their jobs. From an aesthetic and cultural standpoint, you need desks that will allow you to foster the kind of workplace space and culture that you need. Office culture is the way your team interacts with each other. Culture includes the shared attitudes, virtues, beliefs, and goals of a group of people. Such attitudes can actually be fostered partially by furniture. Modular furniture for your workplace is a great way to do so.
What is Modular Furniture?
Modular workplace furnishings are those that can be upscaled and downscaled very easily. For example, simple white bench desks offer you a lot of legroom and a lot of space for your employees to work. They also allow you to build add-ons that make the job easier. For example, cable baskets are very popular.
These are places for computer cables, power cables, and so on to be stored without interfering greatly with the leg room. In many desks, there is a network of cables and power strips that eat up large amounts of legroom. They’re also very difficult to deal with when there’s a problem. You have to crawl under your desk and fish around in the dark. If you have cable baskets up on the desk, it’s easier to get to them.
Corner desks are a great way to give your employees more workspace without taking up any more floorspace. A corner desk is a desk that is built in a somewhat triangular shape with your employee sitting in one of the corners. Since they have straight sides, you can put several corner desks together to make an entire bank of desks that fit together.
Much like bench desks, these can be fitted with cable management baskets and other add-ons. It’s important that you have enough space for all of your things, which is why corner desks often sacrifice a little bit of leg space for drawers or shelves.
So what do all of these things mean for your office culture? Well, your office culture is often affected by the simple physical interaction that your employees have. If your employees are sitting close together or even facing each other, they’ll be more likely to interact with one another. In a work environment that requires cooperation and collaboration, such interactions can be an incredible asset for a team. Your employees will not only be encouraged to work together, but they’ll also be more efficient if they’re close to each other.
Also, your office will be less cluttered if you have desks that don’t take up too much space. That makes it easier to move around and interact with one another. A clear, uncluttered space allows you to focus on your tasks and do your job effectively, a feature that is indispensable for a business.