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Which is Better: Open or Private Work Space?

Oftentimes, office layout is overlooked simply as a stylistic preference. Nevertheless, it plays a major role in employee efficiency. Open offices and private offices both have pros and cons and depending on your business, one might be a better fit for you than the other. To help you decide the right layout for your business, here are the things that you should consider.

Open offices lack cubicles and private rooms. In this setting, colleagues typically sit close to each other with the chance to communicate freely. Open office layout is vital in creating a fresh and vibrant workplace synergy, aiming to improve collaboration and learning. However, open workspaces also have its disadvantages. Amplified distractions can hinder productivity and there is limited privacy for phone calls and meetings.

Meanwhile, private offices are independent workspaces. It allows workers a better chance to focus on their own work without any distraction and hold a meeting without sacrificing privacy. On the other hand, collaboration here is limited, and company culture is often lacking.

If you’re having a difficult time choosing between the two, then just simply incorporate both. Have the best of both worlds by finding a balance between the two. If you think a more open layout plan is suitable to your needs, provide areas that give privacy for phone calls and conference rooms for meetings. Meanwhile, if you go with a more private office, ensure that you’re still collaborating and maintaining positive company culture by constant interaction.

SLP Interiors has over 30 years of experience in office fit-out, full commercial or retail fit of suspended ceilings, partitions (solid or glazed), dry lining and plastering. If you’ve got a big idea or need some inspiration with a building project, we are here to help you. Please call us on 0117 2140852 or email us at info@slpinteriorslimited.com.


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