Minimizing the Number of Furniture Standards

Furniture, cubicles, churn   November 18, 2010

In many of today's companies, there's little functional need for more than a few furniture standards. Most employees can function in the same size workstations because so much work is now done solely on computer networks.

If there are employees with functions that most other employees don't have, then a second standard might be necessary. Plan workstation sizes efficiently by using one standard length wall, and varying the other wall measurements. All cubicles might have an 8-foot wall, for example, but some may be 8 by 10, and some may be 8 by 8.

Keeping the number of furniture standards to a minimum will make space changes and churn easier to accommodate.


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