The office cubicle has become a symbol of the modern, uniformed and sometimes dull workplace in pop culture. However, there are many benefits to choosing cubicles for a workplace. The first cubicle was invented in 1967 by designer Robert Propst and has since then become one of the most popular options for work environments by providing companies with a design that fosters communication and productivity.
Cubicles can help improve communication and relations between employees. Cubicles allow employees to be physically close to a colleague and to easily stay up to date on a project without having to send an email, make a phone call or stop by someone’s office.
Improved communication between employees means they will be more likely to help each other with their work. It is also possible that employees will learn more about the area of expertise of the person who works next to them. This improved communication allows everyone to get a better understanding of how their job fits within the greater picture instead of feeling isolated.
Office cubicles can also increase productivity. Employees will be far less likely to waste time browsing the Internet or updating their Facebook if the employees who work in nearby cubicles can see what they are doing. Cubicles create an atmosphere that encourages everyone to look for ways to stay busy.
From a practical point of view, cubicles are ideal for storage. Employees will have plenty of storage space for the documents they need. This should help employees work more efficiently since they will not have to leave their workstation to get an important document they need from another location.
Even though cubicles are often associated with the image of a dull workplace, they actually provide employees with amazing possibilities for personal expression. Cubicles are the most affordable alternative to personal offices if you want a workplace that gives everyone the possibility to create their own space and feel comfortable while they work.
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