When ordering new furniture, or looking to refurbish your office, it’s likely that you will overlook desk dividers. However, there are many benefits of installing these screens that you may not be aware of.
Define Work Spaces: Ideal for separating work surfaces, especially within open plan offices, desk dividers can help to provide each employee with a sense of ownership and responsibility over their work area. This can encourage organisation and tidiness, as well as helping individuals to feel valued. It can also help to prevent the loss of files and important notes as they are easier to keep track of in a clearly defined area.Staff can also personalise their own work space to make it work for them and add individual touches which has been shown to improve well-being.
Branding, Design and Use of Colour: Office screens can also be used to liven up the work space or express your brand’s personality and values. Use brand colours or have your logo applied to screens to bring your branding into the office.
Security: Strategically placed screens can help to protect sensitive information in open plan and shared offices. You can also opt to install acoustic screens which can help to block out noise pollution from the rest of the office and help to prevent your employee’s voices from traveling when private phone calls are held.
Break Up the Space: Open plan offices can seem particularly boring, characterless and endless. A simple way to break up the space and inject some colour is through the use of desk dividers. You can also help to define departments within the office by colour coding the screens.
Practicality: An often overlooked benefit of desk screens is their storage and organisation capabilities. They can also help to provide employees with increased desk space by being able to hold and store a number of desk accessories. Choose desk dividers with tool rails to store stationery and files. You can also attach a monitor arm to these rails to lift computer screens off of the desk – this also has ergonomic benefits. A pinnable screen can also help employees to organise memos, calendars and even add a personal touch with photos.