Office partitions are dividers that convert a larger open/communal space into smaller compartments to meet the different needs of a business. It optimizes the usage of a space, provides privacy and security as well as reduces noise (acoustic control). Besides, companies can also use partitions as temporary dividers for a specific period of time. There are many types of office partitions on the online and offline markets.
Contrary to the office area where everyone is working hard to complete their daily tasks, having conference meetings and formal discussions, office pantry is a place where employees can socialize, enjoy their meals or even spark new ideas or collaborations. It should be cozy, pleasant and relaxing for everyone to take a break and resume to work after re-charging. Hence, designing an ideal office pantry is important because it can improve staff morale.
What Is an Ideal Office Pantry?
When it comes to making a decision whether to adopt a traditional or modern workplace practices such as hot desking or office hoteling, it could be hard for a company to decide which suits its on-site and off-site staff the best.
Dynamic Workplace Practices
With more and more companies practicing work-from-home arrangement, engaging part-time employees, consultants or contractors to cut fixed overhead costs especially during this difficult time because of COVID-19 pandemic, marrying traditional and modern workplace practices can be a solution to reap the benefits of both. But how? Continue reading “Combining Traditional and Modern Workplace Practices”
Office hoteling has some similarities as hot desking but not exactly the same. As the name suggested, this type of modern workplace practice works like booking for a hotel room. Part-time and/or full time employees, consultants and contractors need to go through a booking process in order to have a desk to work on, on a specific date and time. They have to take up the workstations they have booked for themselves, even though there are many empty spaces available.
Hot desking is a workplace practice where there is no assigned and fixed seating for everyone and no booking process in place. Staff walk into the office and take whatever seat that is available for them. There is no reserved spot for them to work on, at a predetermined date and time. It is more unorganized compared to office hoteling. Continue reading “Office Hoteling, the Process and Accessibility”
Hot desking is a form of workplace seating where employees are not assigned with permanent and fixed desks anymore. They come in to the office and just take whatever seat that is available to them. This type of seat arrangement is common in co-working space.
The general idea behind this seating arrangement is to save space and thus operating cost. Imagine you have 50 employees and there is hardly a day where everyone is reporting to the office. Some may be on annual leave, some on sick leave and one of your part-time employees are not coming in for the day. Hence, you do not need a desk for everyone. Continue reading “Hot Desking and Its Problems”