Choosing Systems Furniture for Your Business
Published07/20/2015 by Edirex
The design of your office and the furniture that you fill it with can make a big difference in
worker productivity. With this in mind, it makes sense to carefully review your systems furniture
options so that you can get the most out of your space and financial investment.
Cubicles have become the standard furniture type for most office settings, and this is due to the
fact that they provide a lot of perks for a reasonable price. However, choosing the right type
of cubicles and any appropriate add-ons is still a major decision, so you need to take steps to
ensure that you are prepared to make an informed selection.
Why Are Cubicles So Popular?
Cubicles give employees a private environment to work within, and they also help reduce
the amount of noise that can be experienced in an office with an open-air environment. At
the same time, it is easy for supervisors to walk through an office floor and check on people
individually without needing to continuously enter separate offices.
Cubicles provide an ample amount of space for storing work-related materials, and the interior
walls can also be personalized by each employee, and these little touches can dramatically
improve morale. Overall, cubicles are a better solution than needing to build a large quantity of
individual offices, and they are also a much more economic choice.
What Type of Cubicles Should I Purchase?
This innovative office design was first developed in the 1960s, and there are now hundreds of
types available. However, the two main options for cubicles are monolithic and tile frame. The
monolithic design has walls that are solid from the bottom to the top, and they are typically
made out of fabric. Tile frame cubicles, also known as segmented cubicles, have walls that are
made up of many different pieces. This allows each cubicle to be created out of a variety of
materials such as fabric, tiles and glass.
Choosing between these two designs is the first step, but you also need to pay close attention
to the many other features and add-ons that will impact the design and productivity of your
office. It is important to note that tile frame cubicles take up more room than the monolithic
style, so this might not be a good idea if you are working with an extremely limited amount of
What Other Features Are Available?
It will be easy to find appropriate options if you need something specific to be in your cubicles
such as electrical hookups or additional storage space. You will also be given the choice of
several different cubicle sizes, typically ranging from 3' x 3' to 12' x 12.' Within this space, you
will be able to fit in a variety of necessary features, including storage, work surfaces, filing
cabinets, connectors and panels.
Because you have so many options, it might seem impossible to select the appropriate size
and design for your specific needs. Fortunately, there are certain guidelines that you can utilize
based on the type of employee who will be using each cubicle. For example, if you are setting
up cubicles for a telemarketing company, you can typically use the 4' x 2' or 3' x 3' option.
However, anyone working in the administrative department is going to need more space. It is
typically recommended to provide administrative employees with a 5' x 5' or 6' x 6' cubicle, and
they will also need at least one filing cabinet and some shelving.
As you can see, making the right decision about your office furniture is imperative, and cubicles
usually make the most sense. In fact, having the ability to create an entire cubicle area out of
the style and size that works best for you will give you much more flexibility than buying other
types of furniture or converting the space into separate offices instead.