We’re guessing you’ve heard the old proverb, “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link” – right? Well, when it comes to schools and learning environments, oftentimes, low quality furniture is the weakest link.
Keeping this in mind, it makes sense that a school’s furnishings will impact a student’s education as much as the educators who teach the curriculum do.
From the seating in a teacher’s lounge to the workstations in a classroom, quality and comfort (or lack thereof) influence the experiences of all parties involved.
In recent years, plenty of research has been published both proving and denying the benefits of all types of office layouts. While one study suggests that businesses tear down walls and operate in a purely collaborative environment, another discusses the issues caused by such layouts, and instead, promotes the continuation of the private office.
So what’s a company to do?
Those looking to support their employees while still mitigating operating costs may find themselves scratching their heads and wondering who’s advice to follow.
Truth be told, there’s validity to each point of view. And certainly, there’s not a single right answer. In most cases, business leaders conclude that a mixture of work environments is best. One department’s work may be more conducive to an open, group atmosphere, while another relies on the privacy and concentration that enclosed offices allow.
So, since private offices are here to stay, here are a few tips to modernize and enhance them to reflect the way people work in the 21st century:
Choosing the right furniture for the classroom can be a challenge. With such a broad range of products on the market, you may find yourself asking, ‘where do I start?’ Which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top five furniture products for today’s diverse classroom.