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How office partitioning can create a more flexible workplace

Office partitions have come a long way since the cubicle farms of the 80s! With more options out there than ever, you no longer need to settle for lifeless, uninspiring partitions. In fact, when used properly, office partitioning can create a flexible workplace, providing opportunity for creativity and both privacy and collaboration.

Since the pandemic, we have seen more than ever the rise of hybrid working and the growing need for variety when it comes to work settings. Whether this be hot desking, informal seating and quiet pods, or those bigger areas for team meetings and socials to encourage team bonding, partitioning plays a part in providing all of these different spaces. Creating an office space that allows employees to benefit from flexibility but still remaining connected to their team is now, most certainly, a need for the modern office and using office partitioning effectively can help navigate this new and evolving working world!

Here’s just a few of our favourite reasons as to why you should think to incorporate office partitioning into your workspace:

Airy and bright

Do you want to create meeting rooms for privacy but not be shut off from the rest of the working office? The use of glass allows natural light to filter through from the main office floor and can create an uplifting atmosphere for those ‘shut off’ from the rest of the office, leaving a positive effect on both visitors and employees.


Bringing in simple, minimalist and frameless floor to ceiling glass panels immediately updates and refreshes your workspace. Worried about those private confidential meetings with colleagues peering through? Then look no further than customising the glass through manifestation designs, also adding your own style and stamp on the product. Curved glass can also be used if your workspace is a slightly unusual shape, there really is something for everyone.

Industrial style partitioning has been huge recently and still remains popular, with the ability to form asymmetrical designs with glazing bars that stand out from the rest, it’s no surprise this is a continuing and growing trend.


If you’re looking to have something installed that still gives you the option to shut off certain areas, whether this is to create smaller meeting spaces or opened up to create large Town Hall areas, then folding partitions are the best option for you. They allow you to alter the size and capacity of the inner space without permanently changing the layout of the office.


With many virtual meetings now being the new normal for most businesses, those that are joining from the office often need a quiet space to host. Partitioning with sound insulating properties and varying acoustic performance ratings can be really helpful in providing these workspaces.


As great as open planned office working is, sometimes it is a necessity to be able to shut out noise and movement from colleagues that could pose as a distraction. Partitioned rooms can provide an escape and ease user concentration when required.

As experts in office fit out and design here at IPS, we know everything there is to know when it comes to the extensive range of office partitioning that is available. If you’re thinking of adding partitions to your workspace, get in touch to see how we can help.