When you think of a phone booth, you probably do not imagine one sitting in a modern office space. If you are trying to see how an old-style phone booth could fit in with your open plan aesthetic, we have news for you. Phone booths have had a fresh makeover that allows you to create a private space within your building.
Open-plan offices are a fantastic idea, but sometimes your employees need a moment of privacy away from the hustle and bustle. This is where phone booths come in.
But where should you place a phone booth so that your employees can get the most out of this innovative little pod? Read on to find out more.
If you are struggling to find somewhere that a phone booth will fit in, look first at the areas with the highest density of noise. There will be teams who are chattier and louder than others and points of the room where the acoustics are not quite as favourable.
This is the perfect spot for a phone booth or two. The great thing about open-plan offices is the flexibility of space, so putting phone booths where the noise tends to be at its peak is easier. This means that people who need to take those confidential and sensitive calls can do so without moving too far out of their area, and there is a quiet and private space for people to step into as needed.
Empty or open space
With the advent of hot-desking and the growing amount of people now working from home, you may find that you have some unused space in your office. While minimalism might be a good thing, too much-unused space can make an office look unfinished and unwelcoming.
A phone booth or meeting pod is an excellent way to fill this space and give it a stylish and professional look, while providing your employees with a space to do short solo work sessions or connect on a call without having to raise their voices to be heard.
There are certain communal areas in all offices where people can meet to work collaboratively, eat, or just spend time together. Placing a phone booth in one of these spaces is a good way to create a sense of separation between making a call and their desk area.
Employees are less likely to be distracted by the goings-on in their team or at their desk if they literally cannot see it – allowing them to focus on their call or any other task at hand.