At the GXI Group, we take care to learn from and innovate on the latest trends in modern office design. One feature that we’ve noted becoming more and more popular, as well as successful at creating a modern workspace, is glass partitions.
These office partitions are not just sleek, clean, and highly customisable to fit all kind of printed branding. They have a genuine impact on the motivation, engagement, and comfort of the workspace. For that reason, we’re going to take a look at exactly why they’re so popular in the first place.
Lighting and clarity
When compared to solid, opaque alternatives, the lighting potential of glass office partitions is clear. Offices that incorporate a lot of natural light can ensure that it’s distributed generously throughout. Natural lighting is known to create a warmer, brighter, and more engaging atmosphere, and to be a genuine aid against stress.
With glass partitions, there may no need to install additional artificial lighting. They offer a clear, modernised look to the office, which can be a significant boost to the productivity of a modern team, as well. Furthermore, glass office partitions discourage unproductive or lazy behaviour, which can encourage a culture of accountability and, in turn, help your team get much more engaged with the work at hand.
Openness and privacy
Modern workspaces are evolving in the direction of creating a mixture of zones that allow for communication and collaboration when wanted and privacy when needed. Just as the cubicle crush was too isolating, contributing to low morale and team engagement, overly open spaces bring about the risk of distraction on a regular basis.
High quality glass partitions allow you to open up the office and link the different spaces visually, creating an accessible, connected look. However, they’re also great at reducing background noise, allowing you benefits of a bright, airy environment but without the drawbacks.
Style and flexibility
Glass partitions are hugely flexible. They’re flexible in terms of placement, in terms of style, and in terms of cost. Compared to putting up solid walls, they can be highly cost-effective, but they can also be a lot less permanent. A lot of modern office partition systems allow you to adjust, angle, and even slide out the partitions entirely so that they can be relocated. As such, if you want to create a flexible, agile workspace that is able to offer different zones based on the needs of the team, these partitions can be one of your best tools for doing just that.
Furthermore, the flexibility in terms of style needs to be address. Pure, clear glass is far from your only option. There is a huge range of misted, frosted, and printed glass, which can bear the branding and logo, helpful signage, and a vast variety of different designs.
If you’ve been inspired by office partitions and you want to learn more about the latest and greatest in modern design, we invite you to explore the rest of our Knowledge section. At the GXI Group we’re glad to help you get fully invested in, and to get the most benefit out, of any fitout we help you make.