There’s a reason why the world’s biggest brands are hitting the headlines for their creative use of meeting pods and booths: they are versatile, cost-effective, contemporary and offer the best of all worlds in the post-pandemic workspace.
We often find ourselves divided as a nation so perhaps it is not surprising that Managers are now looking to cater for a conflicting range of workspace needs as people adjust from many months of lone, homeworking to being back in a busy open-plan office environment. But rather than trying to reach compromises when it comes to issues such as wellbeing, safety, budget, social support, noise, hygiene, privacy and collaboration, meeting pods and booths give us the opportunity to quickly and cost-effectively create a working environment in which everyone can thrive …
Maybe you can please all of the people all of the time?
As the transition to a more permanent model of hybrid working continues, large open-plan spaces offer the most flexibility for hot-desking, spontaneous collaboration and social support. However, open-plan spaces are not the best when it comes to facetime meetings, nor do they cater to best practices when it comes to the need for private meetings, safety and wellbeing. One of the reasons that productivity increased when everyone worked from home was the elimination of open-plan office distractions but the trade-off was less collaboration, with many people feeling isolated which affected their longer-term wellbeing and productivity. The diverse range of meeting pods and booths available can quickly and cost-effectively offer the best of both worlds – as well as make your workspace look more contemporary, stylish and welcoming.
We provide one of the largest ranges of meeting pods and booths, all of which not only look incredible but provide versatile solutions such as
- The Escape Pod and Meeting Pod, giving employees a break away from the open-plan environment whether needed for private meetings such as appraisals, to avoid distractions or just for general wellbeing purposes
- As remote working truly becomes the norm, expect to see acoustic pods everywhere from your workplace to high street coffee shops. Choose from Xchange Acoustic office pods for meetings, intensive work or facetime calls, or Aspect 3 Acoustic office work pods in a range of materials that offer a cost-effective solution to fixed meeting rooms and are large enough for bigger groups and events
- Short on space? Casala’s Capsule Acoustic office work pods are beautiful statement pieces that create sound-absorbing cocoons for colleagues or visitors needing moments of quiet and comfort
- If you want to create a truly multi-purpose, productive space then Fifteen Environments Meeting Booths might just be about to revolutionise your office. These free-standing modular elements are versatile and comfortable. Choose from low-backed and high-backed coordinating booths and pods or use in combination to create different zones throughout your workspace.
Can meeting pods save lives?
We don’t just supply the commercial sector. Increasingly, hospitals and spaces serving the general public have benefitted hugely from meeting booths and pods. Prior to the pandemic, throughout and beyond we’ve been proud to have worked with the NHS and healthcare providers, providing fast, flexible and cost-effective additional spaces for use as hubs and offices, reception areas or examination rooms. One such example being the Frem Work Pods which we installed in a wide corridor as GP examination rooms to counter waiting times at emergency departments. Offering complete privacy, the pods were fitted with a bed, curtain and equipment turning them into fully operational doctors’ surgery rooms so that GPs could determine whether people needed emergency care and thus reduce waiting times. Because the work pods do not fix to the building structure they are essentially a piece of free-standing furniture, meaning they can be repurposed at any point, making them highly flexible, efficient and adaptable investments.
Could work pods or meeting booths work for you?
Whether you need to create meeting rooms in a hurry, are looking to switch up your workspace to make it more productive or you work for a hospital, surgery, healthcare or public sector provider that wants to utilise public spaces more efficiently, please browse our entire range of meeting booths and pods here or contact us for experienced advice.01603 670 701