Open-plan offices are quickly becoming trendy in corporate spaces. Corporations and small businesses are opting for open plan spaces to foster a culture of openness and collaboration in team environments. There’s something magical about being able to have quick chats about last weekend’s social activities. If you recently jumped onto a new business idea, first, register your business and then look at how you can start structuring your office to achieve an open-plan space.
Open-plan offices have the following pro’s:
– Lower cost (there’s minimal furniture required)
– Better communication
Like most things, open plan spaces also have cons. The constant stimulation can be extremely distracting and break your focus when you need to be productive. But the benefits of being near your colleagues are invaluable and here, we’ll give you tips on overcoming the small challenges and mastering of open-plan spaces.
Invest in a good pair of headphones
This is essential for blocking out potential noise for parts of your job that require optimum concentration. Open-plan spaces can get noisy even when the people sharing space don’t intend to. Headphones will be your saving grace at shutting out all the background noise and optimum concentration.
Curate your concentration playlist or use one of Spotify’s concentration playlists. Another option is to try pink noise or ASMR to increase your concentration.
Take a break
Taking a break from your desk and recouping is essential. Take your lunch break and get a breather from your desk. This will help you not to feel irritable and tired. A break from your duties is essential to recharge.
Try to not eat at your desk
This is purely subjective but eating at your desk prevents you from sitting at the cafeteria and forming bonds with your colleagues. Establishing a good work relationship takes effort and eating lunch at your desk does not cut it.
Open-plan offices make it easy to build a good relationship with your colleagues or employees. Healthy work environments are invaluable and will ensure the success of your business and employee retention.