Meeting Booths & Office Pods
Meeting booths are the ideal solution for creating a
dedicated meeting space(s) within an open office plan. These self-contained
spaces are sometimes called office booths or office pods, and they allow
employees to work, brainstorm, study, or even chill away from the main office
and free from any distractions. They can also be used for private
conversations, video conferences, or sensitive meetings. Meeting booths offer
versatility, functionality, and comfort as they are equipped with office
furniture and multimedia devices like screens and projectors, which is why an
increasing number of businesses and organisations are incorporating them into
their offices. Please see below for some of the office pod options available:
Different Types of Office Booth Seating
Meeting booths or pods come in different sizes and shapes,
with sheds, dens, and phone booths among some of the more popular designs. Specialist
acoustic office pods create quiet zones for meeting or solo work. This specific
type of meeting booth is created using sound-absorbing materials to ensure
privacy while limiting sound emission to shared spaces.
Features Of Office Pods To Consider
Booth seating is gaining popularity as a more informal and
cost-effective alternative to traditional meeting rooms. Pod ranges are often
offered with related sofa seating or complimentary lower backed booths, so
there are a number of factors and options to consider. Here's a buyer's guide
for office booth seating to help you make the right choice:
The critical factor to consider is the role the booth
seating needs to fulfill. Do you need a quiet space? Do you need maximum
privacy, or are you creating a more informal space? Is it meant for one
employee or team collaboration? Or, do you need a space-saving alternative to
the traditional meeting rooms?
Measure the available space to have an idea of the seating
capacity. The space will also determine the design, whether you go for the
traditional straight rectangular booths, circular and semi-circular booths, or
combine booths with standard sofa seating.
The type of material you select for your booth seating will impact
the overall look and cost. Instead of standard fabric upholstery, wipe clean
vinyl may be a preferred option in healthcare settings, for example. Two-tone
upholstery may work to fit in with company colours, or as a way to add featured
colour to the office.
Do you need an office table for placing laptops, paperwork, refreshments,
etc.? Tables within the booth can be freestanding or built-in.
It can be difficult for employees to work long-term in office
booths if they are unable to access a fast and reliable internet connection
along with a power supply for their devices. Ensure the booth is fitted with
standard outlets, USB ports, and other necessary connectivity options.
One of the primary reasons for investing in acoustic pods is
to cut down on the noise and offer more privacy. Some meeting booths will be
designed specifically to shield sound, and limit sound emission.
Some manufacturers have aimed to create portable office
pods, allowing users to freely move them across the space as their preferences
and needs change. Not all will be equally easy to move. Some units will need to
be dissembled while others are very heavy. This means you can't reposition them
without professional help. Make sure you know the specific process for moving
Choose from simple acoustic booths and our range of office
furniture solutions to create a private area in your busy working environment.
The team at UK Educational furniture is ready to assist you with any questions
about our products, so don't hesitate to contact us today.