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Is it time to add partitioning to your office?

For many years open plan office systems have been viewed as the template for efficient modern workplaces, but could that be set to change?

In a recent article written for The Telegraph by Dr Nicole Millard, an expert in data, analytics and emerging technology, she argues that the concept of an open plan office has become antiquated and will be phased out in the coming decade.

Dr Millard, the Vice President of Customer Experience at BT Global Services, explained that recent studies have shown that open plan offices tend to feel cramped, encourage interruption and loss of focus, and decrease the levels of productivity achieved by employees.

In addition, she highlighted the recent trend for businesses to return to partitioned or segregated working areas that are better suited to individuals or small teams, as large office spaces are increasingly viewed as ‘inefficient, especially for introverts who work better when they are not disturbed’.

Does any of this sound familiar? Then it may be time to reconsider how your office space is working for you and your business.

Restructuring your office space

office partitioning

If you’re keen to reassess the structure and efficiency of your office environment, Universal Contracting offers bespoke office partitioning systems that come with first-class design support and installation as standard.

We supply and fit a wide range of partitions used to significantly improve the composition and efficiency of offices spaces – including the installation of stud walls, glazing and a host of other bespoke systems.

So if your business is based in Hampshire, Surrey or the surrounding areas and you would like to learn more about how we can transform your office space, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation or an informal chat.

For more information on our commercial office partitioning systems or to find out about any of our other services please call Universal Contracting on 01794 330 830.