New recommendations for the office space organization, resulting from the pandemic, significantly influenced arrangement trends in modern office design and equipment. On the one hand, workplace ergonomics and comfort are important, and on the other – safe work in the office. In this situation, the emphasis is on the flexibility of arrangement and the Pivot Space concept – a new model of office space design.

The coronavirus pandemic has an undeniable impact on organizations. Over 70% of CFOs say Covid-19 can have a significant impact on their business. 78% of business owners claim that less than quarter of their workforce worked remotely on a regular basis prior to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Therefore, the space available in the office must be redesigned. The office must be multi-functional and flexible in order to meet the current requirements. Today, the workplace must be organized in such a way as to naturally impose social distancing, and at the same time allow – if necessary – to have a safe meeting in the company. The office must be easily recognized at any time.

What is Pivot Space?

It is a model of space design in such a way that they are multi-functional and easy to reorganize at any time. In the era of coronavirus and the need to maintain social distance, the so-called pivot space works best in redesigning a former office. The concept assumes the creation of safe workplaces, visually attractive and conductive to efficiency, but also “relaxing” for employees. Hence, among other things, a relaxing color palette of interior design and more plants in offices, which significantly improves the well-being of office users. The concept assumes an extensive use of modular furniture – easy to move and change their purpose. Furniture is used to literally navigate traffic in the office. They help to designate meeting zones and places for individual work. 

Model workplace in the office

Working in one place is a thing of the past. And it is not only about the so-called hot desking and “taking” an employee away from his/her desk, but also about the fact that in the present circumstances office workers perform some of their tasks in the company, and partially work in the home office system. More and more often they use video conferences at work instead of “face to face” meetings, which require slightly different conditions than the surroundings of noisy open space. Nearly 88% of companies encourage or require their employees to work from home due to the pandemic. 

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So what should an office worker have at his/her disposal today? An ergonomic desk, preferably located in the Hushoffice cabin, and a safe meeting room from the same product line, which is covered inside on all the most frequently touched surfaces with a special antivirus coating designed to minimize the risk of spreading viruses and microbes, as well as maximize the effectiveness of employees. The perfect solution are hushWork.sit&stand, hushTwin and hushMeet.L cabins, as well as green walls for open spaces, which not only look good and improve the indoor climate, but also help to isolate individual work stations in the office.

Ergonomics of the workplace and work safety in the office are guaranteed by the cabin equipped with the table for standing-sitting work, enabling work in isolation

Safe office cabin for internal company meetings.

The concept of Pivot Space is largely based on furniture equipment. One-seater armchairs with high backs, desks and modular tables, as well as armchairs and sofas consisting of modules that can be combined in various ways are perfect for this interior design model. All kinds of barriers separating various work zones in the form of plants and walls. Desks with an adjustable table top height – various needs and work preferences that will meet the most of the employee’s needs.

HushWork.sit&stand – a safe and ergonomic individual work station

Like every Hushoffice with a closed form, the hushWork.sit&stand also provides an isolated, independent, ergonomic space – in this case adapted to individual work. An acoustic office cabin designed to create ideal conditions for an employee to concentrate and work in silence. Today, it also provides a safe workplace that greatly reduces the risk of potential coronavirus infection at work. Work stations organized in this way protect employees even in small offices where it is difficult to keep the appropriate distance between desks. The hushWork cabins provide an effect as if each employee was in a separate room, but at the same time – thanks to the cabin design – no one feels cut off from the rest of the team. Glass walls muffle sounds, are a barrier to the virus, but allow you to maintain eye contact. The cabin’s equipment guarantees full comfort of work and solutions that take care of the condition of the spine. We are talking primarily about the adjustable height of the table top (in the range of 67 – 125 cm), which allows you to work standing and sitting. The ergonomics of the work station in the cabin does not end here. There are many more amenities here to make work more efficient. Each Hushoffice offers power and USB sockets, eye-friendly lighting, as well as efficient interior ventilation. You can successfully work in such conditions even in the pandemic. 

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HushMeet.L – a comfortable and safe place for teamwork

What if you have to meet? The company’s operation is not always based on individual work of various people, but there are also design works and group tasks, or the need to discuss the project together. Face masks in the workplace will certainly be useful during such meetings, but beyond that, additional steps must be taken to ensure maximum safety. One of such activities is the organization of the meeting in the cabin, which is covered with a special coating protecting against the multiplication and development of viruses and other microbes. A special photocatalytic coating with titanium dioxide reacts when exposed to light. Chemical reactions that occur inside it under the influence of light, clea