15 Sep The Hindrance of Interruptions (and the Pod Solution)
Interruptions are one of the biggest hindrances in the workplace and can significantly hinder productivity. Researchers reckoning it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to return to our full work levels after every interruption. Employees are finding it increasingly difficult to do their best work from one singular location or desk in the office. What’s going on?
Trends in offices made a move towards the “open office” concept. “Open offices” usually mean that more employees are in an open space, together. The idea was to create more creativity and teamwork by putting employees into an environment where interactions were easy and encouraged. Additionally, with the “work from home” movement, many employees are not in the office every single day of every single week. They often transport a laptop to and from the office, and given that fact, there can be substantial costs savings from having an open environment. After all, not every employee needs an assigned desk or office. Between laptops, remote work, sporadic in and out of the office experiences, and the more “modern” way that workers have learned to cooperate… what’s not to like about the “open office?”
Noise and Interruptions
Noise, that’s what. The environment can be noisy. It can also have many interruptions. How can a company with an “open office” concept get the best of both worlds? One solution is to implement modular office pods or meeting pods. These can be built, efficiently, using modular construction techniques. Our friendly and expert staff can work with you to look at your office (or warehouse or other “open” environment) and give recommendations on how office pods can help you get the best of both worlds. They’re great at minimizing interruptions in two ways: first, by letting teams meet inside a “meeting pod” so that they can clearly hear each other and interract. And, second, these team meetings are separated off from others in the office who want peace and quiet. Quit literally, office or meeting pods can be “win/win.”
Zonez Privacy Suites
Zonez privacy suites are designed to give employees access to the space they need to do their best work, whenever required. Zonez privacy and collaboration rooms provide employees the flexibility and freedom to work from environments that fit the type of work that needs to be done.
We’ve been in business for over 30 years now, and we’ve learned a thing or two about how to design modular enclosures that are perfect for any type of business. We know how to make the difficult easy while providing maximum comfort for end-users—and that’s exactly what we did with our privacy suites.
Our suite comes in many different names: “office pods,” “modular office pods,” even “phone booths.” No matter what they’re called, they’re still best-in-class solutions for today’s open offices. They connect easily to the real world and make it easy for companies to get what they need when they need it. Reach out to our experts for a free evaluation, quote, and estimate on how “office pods” can minimize interruptions and improve employee productivity!