3 December 20 By Choice Office

Important Considerations With Open Office Spaces [Updated for 2021]

Open Office Space

As leading office furniture installation service providers, we have completed thousands of installation jobs. A very popular office design trend in recent years has been the open concept co-working office space – a single, versatile space meant to accommodate a number of employees. 

While co-working and shared spaces were useful in the past, COVID-19 has changed how we work, and co-working spaces are now considered to be less than ideal in the modern office environment.

If your office has existing co-working spaces, here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about reconfiguring your office space.


The modern office space requires a certain level of flexibility – especially with the changing environment brought about by 2020. 

Modular furniture and walls (like demountable wall systems) are a key component of a flexible office space. It’s important to be able to have office and wall systems that are not permanent fixtures in the space. 

Being able to quickly and efficiently rearrange and repurpose your office furniture and demountable walls is a huge time and money saver. 

Whether you are reconfiguring your existing office or designing a new one, it’s important to keep flexibility in mind.

Retrofitting Partitions

Sometimes, installing all-new office furniture to replace the open concept office furniture simply isn’t an option – whether that is due to time, budget, or both. 

A popular and effective solution on how to convert your existing open concept office furniture into a more separated space is by installing glass partitions between work zones. 

Instead of having an open table where anyone can sit anywhere, glass partitions in between work spaces on the table create a close-but-separate feel, drawing clear lines as to where people should be sitting, and how far they should be distanced from each other.

Glass partitions are an easy and cost-effective way to promote social distancing in open office spaces without having to break the bank.

Overall Area / Space

Lastly, one of the most important things to consider when looking at open office spaces in 2021 and beyond is the space itself. 

It’s important to be mindful of how many people are going to be working in the same space and on the same floor. Going forward, there are going to be less people working in the same area than there were previously, due to distancing restrictions that are likely to be in place for a while.

If you’re considering reconfiguring your space with glass partitions, you should also consider things like seating and power outlets. Don’t have more seating than the maximum number of people that can safely fit in the space, and consider installing dedicated power and network outlets in each sectioned off work zone, instead of having shared outlets for the entire area.

Experts You Can Trust

If you’re trying to navigate an office reconfiguration to help your employees continue returning to the office in 2021, you can count on the experts at Cho1ce to help. Get in touch today to learn more about our services.

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