Since the invention of the desk and filing cabinet, office design was laser focused on only one thing: space. More specifically, filling that space with as many desks as possible. There was no other motivation but making the most out of the available space, to get the max number of workers in there. Fortunately, times and attitudes have changed. Companies are starting to realize that their employees are the number one asset in the company and are trying to make the time spent in the office as pleasant as possible. As the office evolves from a beige, efficient torture chamber to a comfortable, colorful bay of productivity, different types of office workstations are coming to the forefront. Workers and fostering creativity and productivity are the focus now.
The benching plan is a wide-open office with little to no defined personal space. Employees are encouraged to grab a laptop, find a spot to sit wherever they like, and get to work. The workstation is comparable to a family-style restaurant with long open tables and plenty of seating. To foster more open communication between coworkers, there are no partitions or privacy.
Just like it sounds, the “L” station is an L-shaped desk with storage capabilities, intended for a single worker. It is more like a traditional workstation with walls and file cabinets. It’s a defined space for employees to return to every day.
Adjustable Ergonomic Stations
Ergonomics is a hot topic, and the need to eliminate workplace injuries is driving the discussion. Companies are looking for any way to keep workers from getting sore backs, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other aches and pains. Adjustable-height desks and workstations allow people to stand up and stretch out during the day.
Team stations put multiple workers within the same space. These are ideal for those working on the same team so they can chat and go over business strategies without having to schedule a conference room and waste time. They come in different shapes, sizes, and configurations, with or without walls.
The privacy cube is the most traditional of the stations. It is exactly what you might envision when thinking about cubicles: a desk, chair, and four walls that give some privacy to the employee. They are still a popular option for companies that need a certain level of security in their operation.
Rework offers a wide selection of new and used office workstations for sale. Curated with both design and function in mind, our new and refurbished workstations range from modern benching to traditional office cubicles.