Work walls: a multi-functional asset that helps with privacy.
There are arguments for and against an “open plan” office configuration, however Deloitte appear to have found a workable solution to the downside of open plan using our Y? System.
Like many organisations, the Deloitte office originally featured many whiteboards in meetings room and offices. When they moved offices, they were in search of high quality, interconnectible whiteboards. Deloitte invested in a dozen single Y? Boards for their design practice.
The staff starting using the Y? Boards like notepads dragging them around the office as they needed them and given the slimline nature and good mobility this was not a problematic situation.
The vertical format of a Y? Board means that as individual piece it is easy to move and slim enough to keep next to your desk. And importantly, the narrower width (110cm) does not result in a loss of usable surface as the overall surface is still over 4m².
The added benefit of a vertical drop that is as low as a person’s ankles is the sound and sight privacy that is created.
Two of the main downsides to the “open plan” office configuration is the lack of privacy and noise factor. A key benefit of work walls is they can double as office partitions helping with the issue of privacy and noise.
When connected together, work walls essentially become a temporary wall, that is completely functional for collaboration, displaying visual material and note writing.