After nearly three years of working from home due to the pandemic, a recent poll found that 9 out of 10 companies are requiring their employees to come back to the office in 2023. While many are offering incentives to come back—including catered meals and a pay raise—employees will undoubtedly need to adjust to the return of commuting and sharing work space with their coworkers.
One thing that could make the transition easier for employees is the installation of office partitions, which can create individualized space and privacy for each worker. And when it comes to choosing the right material for your office partitions, you simply can’t go wrong with acrylic. To prove our point, we have rounded up five great reasons to make acrylic office partitions a part of your workplace design. Acrylic office partitions can:
Companies want their employees to be able to focus on the task at hand while at work, which can be challenging with other people around at all times. Fortunately, acrylic office partitions are thick enough to enhance soundproofing, so staffers don’t get distracted by conversations between coworkers or employees who are taking a phone call. In fact, acrylic is more soundproof than glass.
Office partitions are perfect for creating segregated work areas, giving employees their own space and privacy. These days, however, companies are leaning towards a more open workspace, so traditional partitions can feel a bit claustrophobic. Enter acrylic, which comes in a clear material that can give your entire layout a more open feel while still giving your workforce solitude when needed.
Increase Natural Light
Staffers simply cannot be productive in a dimly lit environment, but the standard fluorescent lighting used in most offices can have a negative impact on people’s mental and physical health. Research shows that it can cause headaches, eye strain, difficulty reading and focusing, feelings of anxiety and depression, and a disruption of circadian rhythms, which affects sleep cycles. Bottom line: It’s not something you want to rely on in the workplace. But the clear material of acrylic means that these office partitions can increase the spread of natural light throughout the location, which can serve as a mood booster for employees and, therefore, increase productivity
Reduce Maintenance Costs
When it comes to office partitions, you want the most out of your investment. When it comes to longevity and maintenance, acrylic can’t be beaten. It is a durable material—it’s 10 times more impact resistant than glass—so it will save companies in the long run as it requires minimal to no upkeep and can last as long as 30 years!
As a company’s staffing needs change throughout the years, there could be a need to rearrange the office layout. Office partitions are a flexible option due to their mobility. They can easily be taken down, moved around, and rearranged to fit your office needs.
Transform your workspace easily—and cost-efficiently—with acrylic office partitions. Ready to place your order? Contact Acme Plastics to find the best office partition solution for your business.