THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE IS HERE
Despite the recent surge in working from home (WFH), there’s no getting around the fact that office remains the best hub for collaborating and socialising with colleagues. In fact, WFH has in many ways served to highlight these advantages. It’s the perfect place for the kind of human interaction that is vital for creativity, productivity and the exchange of ideas. Going to the office will always have its advantages, especially if it is place that actively improves workers’ well-being through ergonomically designed workspaces.
Future proof connectivity
It’s unlikely that you’re either purely home-based or office-based these days, it’s more likely to be a hybrid of the two and the modern office must adapt. For example, it’s not uncommon now for workstations to be used by multiple different people over the course of a working week. Each one with their own devices, connectivity needs and a unique physical profile that demands a differently positioned optimal workstation. Flexible working, then, doesn’t just mean that employees need to be flexible, their workspaces need to be too.
One product that will help create that flexibility is Ondo, our docking port that offers fast, next generation connectivity and access to power. It seamlessly integrates into Colebrook Bosson Saunders monitor arms, neatly managing all mouse, keyboard, monitor and data connections so you can position your docking station under the desk, out of sight. No more hunting around in cluttered cable trays or crawling around under the desk risking strains and bumps.
Providing a standardised, accessible location and format for data and power connections also promotes an equitable working environment by helping people with complete loss of sight, visually impaired and partially-sighted , as well as people with physical disabilities to connect and work more easily.
There are many other products in our range to help create a flexible, free-flowing workplace that fosters creativity and productivity. Monto, our thoughtfully designed, height adjustable riser makes sit-to-stand working possible at any desk, even if they’re at a different workstation every day.
Our range of monitor arms are easy to adjust and allow employees to effortlessly move their screen to the perfect ergonomic position in seconds, which naturally encourages good posture. Even for dual or triple screen set ups, curved or large format displays, we have the monitor arms to match. A place of work that makes flexible working easy with considered ergonomics is one that will, in turn, reap the benefits of impromptu collaborations, innovation and greater employee well-being.
A hybrid worker works in the office four to five days per week, but only for three to five hours each day. They have a need to be mobile around the workspace attending meetings or collaborating with colleagues. They may not have an assigned workspace so have a need to quickly setup their workspace to their requirements each day.
A high density worker works with a large amount of information in front of them. Their requirements are focused around scaling the system to specific needs and the data that they are viewing. This can range from a trading desk to a control room. They have the need to change the number of screens, screen position, number of tiers and screen orientation to enable them to do their job to the best of their ability.
Of course, agile working doesn’t just mean working on the hoof, it can also refer to flexible working within an office as well. The good news is that whether you’re watching people go by in a café or a presentation in a meeting room, Oripura will ensure that you can use your laptop comfortably and healthily. In the office, its fold out design means it can be carried and used everywhere, allowing and even encouraging employees to move around the building and be more active. What’s more, an easy flow of people encourages an easy flow of ideas, allowing spontaneous innovation to happen anywhere. You’ll find that with Oripura, any space can be a collaborative space.