The iconic cellular design has some clear benefits and below are just a few examples of the merits of creating this working environment:
Privacy and social distance
Having separate work spaces from colleagues clearly affords a certain amount of privacy and social distance from others. Sensitive calls can take place without having to find a private meeting room or going to a coffee shop.
Employees can also come to the office and enjoy the benefits of working more collaboratively and collectively with each other, while feeling reassured the likelihood of cross contamination is vastly reduced.
Focus and concentration
Without the visual disturbance that an open plan office can provide, employees can better focus on tasks with fewer disruptions. Noise levels are greatly reduced and so too is the likelihood of being pulled into conversations that don’t concern you and could distract from the job in hand.
Germs and cleanliness have never been a bigger and more important concern for us, particularly in public and work spaces. Having their own cellular space means employees aren’t in close contact.
The spread of germs is minimised and transmission between colleagues is reduced. According to a Scandanavian study, there is a 62% increase in sick leave in open plan offices of six or more employees when compared to a cellular office. This translates into seven to eight days per year compared to five days for a cellular environment.
Modern and professional
While cellular work spaces may bring to mind scenes from the likes of Mad Men, gone are the days of dreary and uninspiring brown panelling and pokey cubicles. These have been replaced with frosted glazing, industrial-style crittall panelling or minimal screening to create modern, fresh and vibrant offices.