Cubicles can be an economic, space-saving way to give employees their own dedicated work space, but they can also reduce person-to-person communication in the office, which can lead to isolation and low morale. To decide if cubicles are right for your office, ask yourself how your employees spend the majority of their time. If they’re on the phone a lot conversing with clients, cubicles can offer them some degree of privacy to hold conversations. But if yours is a creative shop such as a design studio, cubicles can stifle important communication and employee interaction.
Image is another factor to consider. Cubicles don’t create the most aesthetically pleasing environment, so if your business has an image to uphold, cubicles probably aren’t the way to go.