The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our day-to-day lives and has made us rethink how offices are laid out. Gone are the days of open-floor plans, employees sitting side by side for collaboration, and large conference rooms. If your company is in the process of redesigning your office space to meet the new standards of health and safety, MergeWorks “Stackers” workstation dividers and cubicle panel extenders are the perfect solution. These panel extenders can be added to your existing cubicles or installed on surfaces between workstations to add a layer of protection for your employees. Learn more about the benefits below and the different options available.
Why Use “Stackers” for Your Cubicles?
Creating a safe and clean environment for your employees is an absolute necessity during this time, and moving forward in the future as we adjust to a “new normal.” If your employees are apprehensive about returning to work because of the office’s layout and not being able to socially distance, there are many steps you can take to transform the space and ease their minds. By using MergeWorks Stackers, you can take an open office concept and turn it into individual workspaces for each employee. There are many benefits to adding stackers, also known as panel extenders, to your cubicle systems.
Adds a Barrier Between Employees
The biggest concern right now in stopping the spread of COVID-19 is adhering to social distancing guidelines. The CDC recommends keeping at least 6 feet between your employees at all times to prevent the spread of airborne germs, especially from sneezing or coughing. With the use of the Stackers workstation dividers, you’re adding extra height to your cubicles to provide an extra layer of protection between employees.
Easy to Keep Clean
Since the primary purpose of adding these cubicle dividers is to increase the safety and cleanliness of your office during this time, it’s essential that the materials you choose to use are easy to disinfect. MergeWorks acrylic stackers can be cleaned easily with a soap and water solution or alcohol-based disinfectant spray. It is recommended to use a disinfectant with an alcohol content of 75% or less.
Many employees fear that the CDC’s new guidelines will require them to purchase all new office furniture to provide a safe work environment for their employees to return to. When you use stackers, there is no need to purchase all new office furniture. Adding stackers to your already existing cubicles is the most cost-effective solution.
If your office space is located in Massachusetts, you may view the state’s recommended guidelines for safe office space environments here.
Increased Employee Productivity
On top of its benefits in stopping the spread of germs, increased productivity is also an added bonus! The EchoScape stackers provide both visual and sound privacy to help employees stay focused, and they absorb up to 90% of sound from inside and outside the work station.
MergeWorks has created cubicle panel extenders and workstation dividers in a wide variety of widths and lengths, ranging from 24″-72″ in width. They are also available in several materials and finishes, including clear or frosted acrylic or PET acoustic fabric. The stackers can be installed with three different mounting options, they can be installed on top of a cubicle panel (either with a clamp on option or they can be screwed in), on top of a desk worksurface, or the can even come with a clamp that attaches them to existing frameless glass up mounts.
Contact Ideal Office Solutions
It is easy to customize and install MergeWorks stackers to fit your office needs. Our team at Ideal Office Solutions can help you find the right configuration and install them in your existing space. We offer several COVID-19 products to help fully transform your office space to adhere to safety regulations. We’re committed to providing safer solutions for your work environment. Give us a call at 978-327-5327 to get started!