Office rental fees in Melbourne are getting pretty steep and businesses have to do what they can to get the most out of their office spaces. The right office design and layout can make a tremendous difference in the vibe, efficiency, and productivity of workers but it is hardly easy to get a functional design that suits your services and business perfectly.
Open office spaces are one of the more affordable office design types to use in your business. But this type of office layout is highly debated. Many believe that employees feel unsatisfied in their jobs due to the decrease in privacy. But lately, this type of office layout is becoming much more popular all over Melbourne because of the additional advantages that an open plan office has for businesses and employees.
Here are a few of the top advantages of open plan office spaces.
When you are sitting in your own secluded little office you can easily be excluded from all the fun that others are having and you certainly won’t be in tune with the general vibe of the office. Office vibes are contagious and those that share the same open plan office easy adapt the general happy, exciting and enthusiastic vibe of positive colleagues which inspires a much better working environment.
We all know how tough it is to break down barriers and approach some people. Closed office cubicles only worsen the condition because you have to physically enter the personal barrier, which is the other person’s office, to approach them. Employees, colleagues and even managers that share open office spaces are much more approachable because they are already in contact with one another. There are no closed doors to enter and no boundaries to get through when you are trying to reach the other person. You can instantly make eye contact and approaching someone becomes so much easier if you know that you are not interrupting.
Communication is much more effective in open offices where it becomes so easy to ask the advice you need, share information or delegate tasks to subordinates. Open office spaces also have much more character since much more than just the job is communicated within the office.
When everyone can easily interact, share ideas, thoughts and know exactly what everyone else is up to, your entire workforce starts working as a team. They can take on projects as a unit, focus on challenges together and get the daily tasks done as a team.
Many companies do quite a lot to strengthen the relationships and trust between colleagues and subordinates and superiors. Open office spaces replace the need for bonding and team building workshops because everyone gets to know one another much better and it becomes a lot easier to identify when certain colleagues are feeling ill, down or when they are dealing with problems.
One of the biggest advantages of an open plan office is, of course, that it is much cheaper. There is no need for extensive construction projects to divide office spaces. At Discount Partitions, we can help you with the perfect open office design that suits your open office goals perfectly while still making your office completely functional and stylish.
Our partitions can be installed to segment your open office according to your need, to hide away or bar off certain areas in the office, to create storage areas in your office or to simply block off different teams so you can boost the performance and efficiency of your office team.