Let’s Talk About Space: Finding Office Cubicles that Fit
- February 1, 2011
What’s the first step in buying office cubicles? No, it’s not picking the color. Or finding a lamp to create the perfect ambiance. Or deciding which dog calendar to hang up. All that comes later.
The first step is space planning. It may sound obvious, but cubicle configurations are vital in the workplace – and can be tricky. We’ve seen offices shaped like squares, isosceles triangles, and Jay Leno’s chin. A lot can go wrong without some basic facts.
Start by taking measurements of the area in which you’re planning to install your cubes. Then look at what type of cubicles you could fit and what kind you need for your task workers.
The most common cubicle sizes are 6′ x 6′, 8′ x 6′, and 8′ x 8′. These provide enough room for one or two computers, desk space and an extra chair for visitors. Call center cubicles are also very popular, especially if employees only need a small workplace and share with another worker on a different shift. These cubes are typically 4′ x 2′ in size.
Creating an ideal layout is key to making sure you have enough space to furnish. After all, you wouldn’t run a 100 yard dash in a 90 yard gym, right?