The Ultimate Guide to Buying the Right Office Pod

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An average professional in the UK wastes 19 minutes a week searching for privacy, equaling 1,140 minutes a week, almost half the working hours of a full-time employee. Moreover, a Queensland University of Technology study showed 90% of employees working in offices with an open floor plan experience increased stress levels, conflict, blood pressure and turnover rates.

Do you also struggle to focus amidst your open-plan office’s constant chatter and distractions? 

Nevertheless, there is a solution that could provide you with a private and quiet workspace without the need for a complete office overhaul. Enter the office pod – a versatile and acoustic sanctuary that can seamlessly integrate into any workplace.

This blog will explore the 5 essential factors to consider when choosing the perfect office pod. So let’s discover how work pods can transform your work experience and what you need to know before buying one.

5 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing the Perfect Private Pod

1. Size & Layout

Selecting the right size and layout for your office pod is critical to creating a workspace that maximises productivity, collaboration, and comfort. 

Make sure that the work pod fits comfortably within your office space and can accommodate the number of people using it. 

Think about how you plan to use the office pod – will it be a private workspace for individuals or a space for small group meetings, or a combination of both? Depending on your needs, you may opt for a large work pod to accommodate more people or a small office pod for a more intimate setting.

Tokyo is our small office pod that can accommodate up to 2 people for a confidential meeting.

Also read: 4 Innovative Solutions to Improve Privacy in an Open Plan Office

2. Soundproofing

One of the primary benefits of soundproof office pods is the ability to create a private and quiet workspace. However, not all work pods are created equal when it comes to soundproofing. Look for private pods with superior acoustic insulation and sound-absorbing materials. This will help to reduce distractions and improve productivity.

Our private work pod, Alicia, comes with soundproofing technology and an upholstered finish.

Also read: Managing Workplace Acoustics Effectively: Why They Are Important?

3. Lighting

Ensure the office pod has ample lighting to create a bright and comfortable workspace. Consider natural light sources such as windows or skylights and artificial lighting options such as overhead lights or task lighting. Proper lighting helps to reduce eye strain and fatigue.

Our private office pod, Uddip, comes with an optional white LED roof light to provide adequate lighting for working.

4. Ventilation & Air Quality

Optimum ventilation and air quality are essential for a comfortable workspace. Look for office pods with adequate ventilation systems to provide fresh air and regulate temperature. Consider air quality by looking for work pods with air filtration systems that can remove pollutants and allergens from the air.

Our office pod, Taifa, comes with an adequate ventilation system to provide fresh air and regulate temperature.

5. Design & Customisability

The design and style of the office pod should complement your aesthetics and brand image. Look for private pods with customisable options such as size, colour schemes, table availability, materials and finishes to ensure your office pod complements your existing design. By personalising your office pod, you can create a workspace that meets your functional needs and enhances your brand identity.

Most of our office pod comes with customisable options such as size, colour schemes, table availability, materials and finishes to ensure it complements your existing design.

Wrapping Up

Office pods have become a popular modern office furniture solution for businesses looking to create a more productive work environment. With the ability to provide a private and quiet workspace, work pods can significantly reduce distractions resulting in less stress.

At Auraa Design, we offer a wide range of office pods with customisable options to fit any workspace. Our work pods are designed to meet the highest standards of comfort, functionality, and aesthetics, ensuring that it meets your needs and complements your office design.

So if you’re interested in transforming your workplace acoustics, contact us today to learn more about our modern office furniture collection.