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Small is beautiful! Make the most of small office spaces with glass partitions

Thursday 19th September, 2019

Small is Beautiful by economist E.F. Schumacher has been described as one of the most influential books of the last forty years. Schumacher’s collection of essays reveals his philosophy of “enoughness” within the context of human needs and limitations. When it comes to office design, human needs can often seem secondary to cost and space limitations absolute, but not with glass partitions from Tufwell Glass.

Outside the box

Glass partitions are an effective way to optimize limited space within an office area. Unlike boxy private offices with fixed walls and solid doors, glass office partitions allow the eye to see further, tricking it into thinking you are in a much larger workspace. Whereas a closed-off layout decreases floor space and makes an office seem smaller than its actual size, an open-plan layout subdivided by glass partitions creates a more open and spacious environment. Glazed partitioning can bring into use previously neglected areas of an office space in a quick and cost-effective way and without the need for disruptive structural modification. As most glazed partitioning systems can be moved and reinstalled, they allow for adaptability as business requirements change. For example, glass partitions can be used to create room for new workstations as your business grows or to reduce space in tougher times whilst still giving the appearance of a productive workspace.

First impressions

If your office feels dull and enclosed, prospective clients and potential employees may be deterred from working with your company. Glass partitions maximise the impact and dispersion of natural light, reflecting it throughout the workspace. Not only does this lead to happier, healthier and more productive employees – research has found significant reductions in eyestrain, headaches and drowsiness in office environments with natural daylight; but it can save your business money by minimising expenditure on heating and artificial lighting. Glass partitions are more aesthetically pleasing than solid walls, adding a touch of modernity and style to the workplace and projecting a professional image to potential clients. In fact, glass partitions can be customised to suit your company brand through the inclusion of colour, patterns, text or logos, adding a real sense of individuality to your office design.

No ‘i’ in team

Glass partitions create open-plan offices which can help build effective relationships between colleagues and teams and lead to improved collaboration and communication. Glazed partitioning can remove the hierarchy associated with private offices and engender a more cohesive office environment where colleagues better understand and respect each other’s contribution to shared business goals. Glass partitions are also effective at lowering noise levels and increasing productivity. Glass partitions are one of the best products in office design for creating privacy which, when combined with their noise-reducing functionality, can create a more focused work environment.

Whether your office is big or small, glass partitions can provide a cost-effective solution to your business design needs. Contact Tufwell Glass today on 01293 533 533 or at sales@tufwell.co.uk to find out more about its glass partition range.

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