Finding yourself daydreaming about a post-Coronavirus future? Wish you could commandeer Doc Brown’s Back to the Future DeLorean and get there, like, right now?
While time-traveling DeLoreans remain in the realm of sci-fi and daydreams, it is realistic to start thinking about the future of the office and work environment once operations resume some sense of normalcy. It should be any time now.
Let’s explore the layout of office floor plans and how they might change. Picture educational and business campuses, offices and conference rooms, and multi-suite professional centers. Configuring more space to spread out staff runs contrary to typical practices. After all, isn’t success usually reflected in growth?
This fundamental adjustment in thinking and planning has office managers bringing back the cubicle. The congregational setting of open-plan offices may no longer be feasible for many operations and forward-thinkers are drawing new layouts at this moment, balancing functionality with distancing guidelines.
According to a recent Inc. publication, “many workers loathe the interruption-prone, privacy-free spaces” of the open-plan, adding that “science shows they don’t even achieve their stated aim of fostering greater collaboration.” Even further studies have shown “that open-plan setups facilitate the spread of germs.” As Inc. puts it, “more walls, fewer germs.”
Along with a focus on air filtration and aesthetic appeal, healthier new offices are using dividers to help designate well-spaced workstations, minimizing the spread of germs. Increased demand for partitions has also led to a new call for Cubicle Name Plate Holders and Cubicle Sign Holders.
Easy to install, acrylic Cubicle Name Plate Holders and Sign Holders come in many sizes with colored-border styles that accentuate the new landscape. They’re also easy to keep clean and sanitary. Heavy-gauge card stock inclusion for DIY insert printing may apply, too.
By the way, do you know why the DeLorean was chosen for Back to the Future? When Marty McFly/Michael J. Fox lands in the 1950s, he crashes into a barn and the frantic farmer family witnessing the event mistakes the DeLorean’s design for a UFO. One theory anyway. Stay tuned as we try to unlock more of the future!