Hushoffice

Office pods have many names. “Isolation booths” and “privacy cabins” evoke a certain image: an employee isolating for hours. But pods aren’t about pure isolation rather, isolation when you need it. And the autonomy they promote actually makes the office more social in several concrete ways.

Key takeaways: 4 ways “isolation” pods make the office more social, not less

  1. Meeting pods contain noise — so inside, teams can get rowdy. Better collaboration results.

  2. Small acoustic pods allow peers to have important conversations in private. More constructive discussions follow. And work relationships are improved because of them.

  3. Pods and booths function as social alcoves. They’re quiet spaces to hang out and form genuine relationships.

  4. By making the office more functional, pods help draw employees back to it. As a result, more employees are together more frequently and the team naturally socializes.

Meeting pods contain noise — so inside, teams can get rowdy. Better collaboration results.

What is collaboration really? It’s the creativity of multiple people at play. It’s a wild thing. A force to be reckoned with. A wave to be surfed, not contained. Contain it, and you limit its power.

Unfortunately, the open floor can stifle creativity.

Timid employees might feel awkward sharing ideas out in public beside listening peers. Sensory-sensitive employees might be too distracted by chit-chat and visitors to concentrate deeply enough for creativity to percolate.

Self-consciousness is a creativity killer, too.

The lightbulb moment is exciting! Followed often by a nearly manic upchuck of bright ideas. You don’t want to be too shy to share or so worried about bothering coworkers that you rein in enthusiasm when inspiration strikes.

The hushMeet.L modular conference pod for large meetings.
The hushMeet.L modular conference pod for large meetings.

Pods are a solution for open offices. They make excellent collaboration spaces.

They’re acoustic, so you can get boisterous inside without disturbing colleagues on the floor. They’re like mini rooms, shutting out all agitating office noise and commotion. Inside a meeting pod like hushMeet, you enjoy a serene, clutter-free space. Attention is devoted to collaboration alone. Better collaboration results.

Read more about the hybrid, agile office’s many duties beyond supporting collaboration: What is the office’s role in a hybrid work world?

Small acoustic pods allow teammates to have tough, important conversations in private.

More constructive discussions follow. And work relationships are improved because of them.

Tough conversations form more functional work relationships. By addressing conflicts, managers give their employees psychological safety at work — the assurance that they’ll be rewarded, not punished, for bringing up concerns. Private pods are a private space where employees can feel more comfortable getting real about sensitive matters

– offers Mateusz Barczyk, Senior Brand Manager, Hushoffice.