The common sight of most offices is one of stationary desks, arranged in a uniform format for a workforce with different requirements. However, a new image is emerging; a picture of flexibility that is better suited to meeting those requirements.
The ultimate goal of office design and space planning is to create an environment that is comfortable for the employee, somewhere that offers them inspiration and all of the tools they need to create their work. In turn, this should raise productivity and a productivity increase means the business can grow. The more a business grows, the more successful it is…you get the picture.
So in order to be successful, the business must be able to give each of its employees a bespoke space to operate in. With each employee, come different demands and requirements. A flexible approach to office design is key to this, and a great place to start would be the standing desk.
What is a standing desk? How does it help with flexible office design and space planning?
An adjustable item of office furniture, a standing desk takes advantage of ergonomics to give the user the opportunity to amend the height of the desk to a level that suits them. Not only does this allow them to find their perfect comfort level that is key in increasing productivity, it will also give the company scope to employ office design and space planning tactics such as 'hot desking'.