Do Privacy Screens in the Open Office Really Work?
If you’re experimenting with an open office layout, you may be wondering if a privacy screen will help with employee productivity. Perhaps you’re thinking a screen protector might be distracting or could affect an employee’s stress levels or workplace performance.
The screens helped to reduce distractions coming from the hallways where the employee was seated, making it easier for employees to concentrate on their given tasks. They also made it so that employees had defined personal boundaries.
The screens also provided a sense of security to the employees and gave them protection against other employees and unwanted left behind pens, cups, and other materials. Particularly for the employees who sit along the aisles and often have things left behind on their desks, they saw a reduction in that behavior, though it didn’t stop entirely.
Employees used their desktop screens to put post-its, calendars, and other work memos. It became a great organizational tool to add to their arsenal.
The desktop screens made it possible for people to personalize their spaces in a more autonomous way.
Employees feel a stronger bond with their organization with a desktop screen in place. It makes it easier for employees to be enthusiastic and proud of their work.
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