As an office goer, is there something you feel your office lacks? Probably the seating arrangement? Well, this is a common issue with most offices. You’ll have different teams sitting together, that seems like a good idea from an employers perspective; an employee would certainly not agree to it.

Not all offices are stacked in line with the different teams, departments and functions that it consists of. 

A suggestion; if you’ve still not initiated the concept of office partitioning, it’s time you fit the space around your business using the same. 

You know why? 

These cost-effective walls can be speedily positioned to create a corporate office design that suits your needs.

Take a look at this guide to assess the different types of partitioning that goes best with your workplace. It helps reduce noise between departments (a major cause for insufficient productivity) and also stipulates a non-disruptive movement of foot traffic encompassing the work areas.

Acoustically treated fixed partitions

  • Use of acoustical partitions in cabins and conference rooms
  • Double glazed partition
  • Gypsum partitions with GI framework and glass wool insulation

Creating Functional Areas In An Office

The standard reason for optimizing the concept of partitioning is to define spaces within the workplace environment. Isolating each area encourages a more dedicated, allowing more regulated and integrated organizational structure.

To take a look at some of the common uses, keep reading…

Sales floor

The best way to set up a sales floor is by using acoustically treated modular partitions. Achieving this will only be possible if you undertake a robust construction that consists of easy installation processes. You can certainly make use of soft boards to form these partitions, as they’re not only good at sound absorption but also look elegant in appearance.

Executive office

Partitioning permits individual spaces to be created for the company’s directors, offering them a level of seclusion in order to make important calls and carry out other work-related brainstorming sessions with the business leaders.


Boardrooms form an integral part of most large organizations. Even though they are rarely used except for conducting board meetings or presentations with important clients or at times by the different teams. The large table, comfortable chairs create a sense of existence and purpose.

Reception area

You’d not want clients to be surrounded in the functional areas of your business, mainly due to the commotion that’s created out there. 

Hence it is important to keep them isolated from such areas using a designated reception area. You can welcome them by offering tea or coffee and make them feel comfortable using modular office furniture. 

Always ensure to make this area of your enterprise look sophisticated, as this is where clients build their first impression about you as an entrepreneur. Your reception or waiting area will give visitors a first impression of your company. You need to ensure that this area of your office is more cohesive and elegant. In order to make it look warm and welcoming yet efficient, make use of warm colors. 

You also need to pay equal attention to your ceiling. It is an area we tend to ignore quite often. Remember that keeping the ceiling clean yet innovative is important too. That’s not all, you can also use graphics in the form of wall paintings. This will make your reception area look more attractive at a nominal cost.

Partitioning is all about segregating different departments of your office in order to create a great atmosphere and increase productivity.