Adaptable office spaces (sometimes referred to as flexible office spaces) are designed to allow workers to choose the most suitable place to work, while enabling managers and office teams to easily rearrange desks, chairs, filing cabinets and other furnishings as needed. Having flexible office spaces has been especially important during the global health crisis, ensuring that on-site teams can work in a safe, socially distant environment, without hurting productivity.
Adaptable offices often have moveable wall systems and demountable partitions to create or break down rooms, moveable furnishings that can be moved with ease and multiple electrical outlets to enable workers to set up devices in the most convenient locations. Multipurpose shelving can hold product samples, books for research, office supplies and more, and can be moved easily along with other cubicle components
Why are Flexible Offices and Moveable Wall Systems Important?
It can take more time and thought to create a flexible office instead of a fixed one. However, having an adaptable office space has numerous benefits, helping to reduce operational costs, keep your workspaces agile and also improve employee morale.
Let's take a closer look at some of these advantages.
Protection for Staff Members
As COVID-19 continues to take its toll on the world, it's important for office workers to feel safe as they perform their jobs, attend meetings and collaborate with staff members. To this end, a flexible work environment, designed with easily movable wall systems, enables your employees to socially distance themselves as much as possible. Operations staff can easily rearrange demountable partitions to comply with health guidelines. What's more, the right setup can empower colleagues to work together without compromising health or safety.
Collaboration saves time while improving efficiency, creativity and innovation in the workplace. It also improves productivity while enabling office managers to train new workers with ease.
A flexible office setup makes it easy for teams to collaborate as and when needed. With moveable partitions, you'll be able to section off areas for large or small groups to gather as they work to complete a project or assigned task. When bringing in new workers, you can divide large rooms into small work areas so new workers and their immediate supervisors (or mentors) can offer personalized training for the job at hand.
Long-Term Cost Savings
An adaptable office can enable your business to save money in the long run. Instead of constantly investing in new office furniture to accommodate a growing (or shrinking) number of employees, you can simply rearrange your furnishings to meet the need. Your setup won't become outdated if you move to a new building, as it can simply be rearranged. As trends and times change, you won't have to invest in new furniture, as an adaptable office can be tweaked to keep it looking stylish as the years go by.
Improving Employee Retention and Attracting Top Talent
It takes time and costs money to train new employees. What's more, it takes time for employees to grow into their roles and reach their full potential. Employee retention can save your firm thousands of dollars, and one of the best ways to keep current staff members is to provide a pleasant, convenient work ambiance. A flexible office setup does just that, as it enables workers to find a comfortable, convenient area to get their jobs done quickly and easily.
An adaptable office also attracts top talent. Not every business has the budget to offer the highest possible salary on the market, or provide every single benefit a top-tier employee may want; however, even small and mid-size companies can offer an adaptable office environment that makes office work attractive, modern, enjoyable and convenient for everyone.
Rampart offers all the furnishings you need to create the perfect office environment, including moveable walls, demountable glass partitions, flexible office storage and privacy-enhancing features. We work with companies of all sizes and in all industries to create a custom office space that meets your needs and budget. Get in touch with us at your convenience to find out more about our products and services or to get a free quote.