HOW OFFICES WILL CHANGE DRAMATICALLY AFTER COVID-19
Posted on February 8, 2021
It’s safe to say most everything will change dramatically after covid-19, so why wouldn’t the office, too? Thankfully, it turns out we are much better at adapting to change than we ever expected. And, more surprisingly, we miss the office more than we imagined. Experienced furniture makers are responding to our needs and creating stylish, practical, functional, and safe office furniture solutions that will provide the social-distancing measures we require. Best of all, Queens Arts and Trends offers office room furniture online so companies like yours can prepare to return to work before staff even arrives.
Creative ways to prepare the office also will include biophilic design, flexible lighting, an emphasis on employee well-being, and touchdown spaces. But without improved office furniture sets and desks, to name a few pieces, your commercial space won’t be as accommodating and protected as it should be for everyone from management to interns.
Rethinking Your Office Furniture Post Covid-19
Modern social-distancing cubicles
It’s time you rethink office cubicles and start embracing modern modular furniture. From forward-thinking social distancing barriers and screens to adjustable height office desks and fashionable, branded colors, Queens Arts and Trends cubicle collection will meet your future needs.
As seen here, this cubicle solution offers walls for shielding while allowing natural light to reach employees. The non-porous materials used, such as laminate, acrylic, glass, and marker board, mean quick, sanitizing cleaning throughout the workday. Available with an array of customized features, including:
- Numerous finish options are available–solid Colors, textured, rustic woodgrain laminates are available for panels and worksurfaces.
- Acrylic components come in clear, frosted, light blue, orange, red, and gloss white marker-board. Bleach-cleanable tackable fabrics are also available.
- Ergonomic monitor arms and Power/USB desktop chargers are available.
Not sure how a modern office workstation will work in your office space? StrongPproject will do a free test-fit to show you the best use in your commercial floorplan.
Acoustic phone booths
Companies would also do well to invest in single-person acoustic phone booths with air filtration. Following a year of working from home, many of us have experienced the luxury of controlling our work environment, including eliminating chatter and multiple interruptions. These stylish acoustic phone booths feature both laminated safety glass, and an acoustic felt interior for optimal acoustic performance. The energy-efficient air circulation system guarantees a fresh atmosphere for longer phone calls, conversations, and meetings. Placed in flexible spaces, they provide an ideal spot to get away from the desk and into a private workflow.
How the Coronavirus Will Change Office Spaces
The opportunity for a creative renaissance in commercial spaces is now. Furniture makers and office furniture resource businesses, like Queens Arts and Trends, are responding with modern solutions that meet the needs of companies ranging from start-ups to legacies. Flexible floorplans that focus on employee distribution and generational well-being will become part of the post-coronavirus norm.
Prepare your office space for a massive change after the coronavirus in this crucial way–open office spaces are a thing of the past. Employees and employers won’t want to return to a workplace that has given zero consideration to maintaining social-distancing protocols. Companies need to be aware and prepare that floor space for office room furniture that makes sense following our coronavirus experience.
Don’t have the budget right now for custom made modular furniture solutions? We have office furniture retrofitting solutions for your existing furniture such as space and cubicle privacy screens, desk privacy panels, sneeze-guards, retractable cubicle privacy screens, clamp-on desk dividers, standing desk privacy panels, and cubicle height extenders.
You’ll also want to consider your current office collaboration sections. Before you open the office doors, space out the furniture, have it deep cleaned and set a maximum seating capacity. Offer hand-sanitizer and tables that have wipeable surfaces. Considerations like these will increase the feeling of employee safety and happiness in the workplace.