Add Glass to Your Office
One of the newest emerging trends in office design is the use of glass as a substitute for traditional plaster-covered drywall or brick and mortar walls. The main reason for this is that there is overwhelming evidence that it helps encourage collaboration among employees, especially when combined with an open office plan that uses some of our commercial office furniture. But that isn’t the only benefit of this clear building material. Architectural glass walls can also help in the following ways:
Glass walls are durable, and all it takes is a little polishing and cleaning to keep them looking their best for year after year. This can’t be said of other types of room separators that require painting, caulking, and replastering from all the dings and scratches. This alone helps save a fortune in building maintenance costs in the long run.
Eye strain from poor lighting causes headaches, eye pain, and blurred vision. So many companies use overhead fluorescent or LEDs thinking this will provide ample lighting, but this ends up adding to the problem. In actuality, fluorescent bulbs have UV rays that are dangerous, and LED lights can cause serious harm to the retina that often can’t be repaired by a doctor. Whenever glass architectural walls are used in commercial office workstations though, they allow in natural light from the outdoors, which improves visibility in a much safer way.
Increases Feelings of Transparency
When meetings are constantly held behind the closed doors of a dark office, it makes others feel as if they aren’t welcome to join in. So, over time, communication gets reduced, and there is often an increase in the level of tension and hostility in the workplace. Glass walls can be a symbol of transparency and trust. They are also helpful for security purposes whenever a company has concerns about storing items, such as important files, in a secluded area where theft could occur.
Glass architectural walls are also perfect for wanting to set up separate work stations for employees without adding to the clutter with temporary walls that have little stability. Our company, Extra Office Interiors, can set up glass walls for almost any size of space making an office area as big or small as you want.
Adding glass to your workspace is a great idea. It is easy to take care of and can make your employees feel more open with one another. Consider adding this versatile building material into your office, and let the experts help you plan it all out!