The pandemic has transformed the modern workplace. Have you kept up with the newest workstation trends? If not, don’t worry. You have a bit of time. Before your team makes it back to the office, you can optimize your shared workstations to promote greater efficiency and community once in-person business resumes.

To create a practical, post-pandemic workstation, you can:

Encourage Engagement, Limit Your Numbers

Employees flock to workstations for the chance to socialize. This communication between offices in your building makes it easier for teams to hash out problems and come up with creative innovations for future projects.

That said, you can also reduce the size of your workstations to better control in-office socialization. When your team can work in groups of four to six, they tend to retain their efficiency without sacrificing in-office socialization. With that in mind, make sure your workstations can comfortably fit a reasonable number of people, but don’t be afraid to curb their size.

Keep Up-to-Date With Technology

More and more employees are working from home these days. Whether some of your team has gone remote or you’ve adopted a “clubhouse” workstyle, your workstations need to stay up-to-date.

Optimize your workstations with all of the technology necessary for A+ communication. This can include charging stations, video cameras, microphones, and Ethernet cables. The simpler it is for your team to connect, the more efficient your office will be.

Account for Your Staff’s Needs

Each of your staff members goes about their day differently. For example, some of your staff can take advantage of active workstations, while others need consistent access to chairs or other mobility aids.

Keep the needs of your office in mind while optimizing your shared workstations. The more people are able to use your workstations, the more social and productive your office is going to be.

Retain Your PPC

COVID-19 has not gone away. The pandemic changed the way employees prefer to communicate with their offices, so don’t get rid of your workstation PPC just yet! Instead, consider integrating these safety measures into your new office setup.

While you can discuss your team’s preferred protections with them individually, giving them the option to continue protecting themselves when at shared workstations will make everyone feel as though their concerns are being taken seriously.

Improve Your Shared Workstations with Office Furniture Direct

As employees move back to the office, your workstations need to suit their needs. Whether this means keeping your PPC or adding new means of communication, it’s easier than ever to invest in essential office upgrades. Get in touch with the team at Office Furniture Direct to learn more about the accessories available for your office’s workstations.

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Take full advantage of your workspace by consulting with our team. When you schedule a free design consultation, one of our staff members visits your location to assess your available space and help you design a floor plan for your new office furniture that meets all your functional and stylistic needs.

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