What if there was a local source for affordable used office cubicles and the talent to design custom cubicle workstations? Guess what? There is such a resource! At Commerce Office Furniture (COF), we offer a steady supply of new and used cubicles. And, our COF design experts will measure and survey your office space to create an attractive, modern, and functional collection of cubicle clusters and benching stations (at no cost)!
Why Businesses are Rethinking Cubicle Configurations, and You Should Too!
COVID-19 has clearly changed not only where Americans can work, but also how. According to one study, approximately 25% to 30% of the workforce will work from home multiple days a week by the end of 2021. Many workplaces are modifying the configuration of workspace to accommodate a hybrid of in-office and out-of-office workforce. This adjustment, however, started even prior to the pandemic.
With the advent of open workspaces and the resulting advantages and disadvantages discovered over time, cubicles have made a re-entry into the workplace.
To combat issues such as interruption, noise disruption, privacy concerns, and absenteeism, many more open workspace concepts realized that incorporating dedicated, partitioned, private workspaces were advantageous—if not for the entire work floor—for at least portions of the space. And, the cubicle, it appeared was the best solution.
The result: two main types of modernized office cubicle design developed:
- Office Workstations Cubicles
Rather than drab blocks of mundane, beige cubicles, many modern offices began to cluster brightly colored, more aesthetically pleasing cubicles. Also referred to as cubicle clusters, office workstations cubicles can be grouped by department, specific-job-types, teams, or as “temporary-housing” drop spots for workers who split their time between the office and home.
- Desking Stations
Similar to hot-desk seating, which usually consists of long tables or rows of desks placed in a parallel layout, desking/benching stations provide more privacy, by including cubicles and panel systems. Employers and office managers discovered that the beauty of these cubicle desk stations is that the panel systems can be as high or low as needed—depending on the privacy, safety, and other needs specific to the individual workplace.
Not only do cubicle clusters and benching stations provide the perfect solution for encouraging collaboration, while maintaining privacy and safety, these modern designs fulfill the wish lists of millennial and contemporary workers. And, most importantly in the current climate, these cubicle layouts allow employers to consolidate space by creating shareable workstations for hybrid employees (in-office and home workers).
Modern Office Cubicles Meet High Quality and Creative Design
At Commerce Office Furniture, we offer a diverse and wide selection of new and used office cubicles for sale. Our inventory consists of the highest-quality, brand-name cubicles which include Haworth, Herman Miller, Knoll, Steelcase, and Teknion. And, our partners receive the added benefit of FREE layout and design service!
Contact us now to take advantage of a FREE consultation with one of our friendly, knowledgeable COF team members. Or, call any time at 610-650-9950.