Future-Proofing Your Back to Work Plan
As you welcome your team back to the workplace, the way you use your space will likely need to change some in order to keep workers feeling safe & healthy. Making small changes can go a long way to help your employees feel safe and valued – and those changes don’t need to be crazy expensive!
Keep in mind the long-term implications of barriers and space layouts.
- Flexible is usually a better long-term investment than permanent or fixed solutions. Don’t try to come up with the perfect solution – instead, invest in flexible solutions that can be easily moved or repurposed to fit how your team works in the “new normal.”
- Visual and acoustic privacy play a big role in worker comfort. For example, smooth surfaces are easy to wipe down, but also reflect sound and contribute to a noisy, stressful workplace.
- Consider how different materials and layouts will feel to work in. While function is important, the user experience is just as critical to a solution’s adoption.
Modify your existing workstations by adding flexible acoustic dividers between seats and vertically extending existing partitions. With the flexible space dividers from MPS, you can keep employees safe without compromising on the aesthetics and acoustics in your workplace.
Expand dividers between seats (not merely desks)
Add user-movable screens to shield individual and team spaces
Addo Air is a lightweight, mobile partition that can be a creative design feature that absorbs sound and acts as a barrier to block areas between employees. Because of its lightweight frame, the Air can easily be moved to reconfigure your workspace on the fly!
Consider moveable barriers between individual workstations or team areas.
For example, the Addo Attach uses magnets to quickly add temporary dividers to any grid ceiling or metal structure providing visual and acoustic privacy and safely dividing employees or teams.
Extend your existing partitions to limit the spread of microbes between workstations
Intego Stacker dividers extend almost any existing workstation panels, improving safety and adding color and privacy to virtually any workspace.
Modify benching or open-plan seating areas using inexpensive, flexible dividers.
Intego Slide can quickly be installed on virtually any flat surface to turn a benching solution into individual workstations, providing a physical barrier between workers seated at the same table.
Consider portable barriers as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that you assign to each employee.
For example, the Intego Hinge is a portable desktop divider that turns almost any flat surface (i.e. an unused conference room) into a dedicated workspace.
How easy is it to clean?
Choosing the right divider material is a big deal. How easy is it to disinfect?
All EcoPrivacy Acoustic dividers are made from recycled plastic (PET), and so can be easily disinfected or bleached using off-the-shelf sprays.