LOCKERS IN THE WORKPLACE
There’s far more to lockers than hiding
1. The way we work has changed
We may still be waiting for the completely paperless office, but there is no doubt that we’re filing far fewer documents than we used to thanks to digital storage. This coupled with more flexible and agile working means that the need for personal storage is outstripping the demand for work-only storage in the office. As offices become more about collaboration, we’re no longer tethered to a desk, but we still need somewhere to keep our ‘stuff’.
People are bringing more and more high value items to work such as laptops, tablets and sports equipment,so a safe place to stow items is essential especially if you consider the slightly alarming crime figure that states that one-third of ‘theft of personal property’ takes place at work.
BISLEY Monobloc lockers
3. Creating space
Lockers reduce the need for desk-based storage and can be used as visual and traffic barriers between groups and departments in open plan offices. For added flexibility, counter tops can be placed on top of standing-height personal storage lockers for additional work surface.
Using a mixture of colors and materials on locker doors is a simple and cost effective way to make a statement and to reflect company culture and brand. Easily changed or upgraded, a striking impression can be achieved with the door colors. Postal slots and movable internal fittings are common add-ons that can be specified so employees will have the freedom to personalize their locker with an identifying photo and internal accessories. The employees don’t have allocated desks, so personal storage was provided by vibrantly coloured banks of LateralFile lodges rather than pedestals. Each locker has a post slot - allowing mail to be delivered to employees – and a photo holder to allow easy identifi cation.
5. A sense of belonging
With communal workspaces becoming the norm, having somewhere for people to keep personal things is increasingly important. It gives them a feeling of security through clearly identified and individual storage spaces, and it also helps them feel connected to the rest of the workforce who benefit from the personal storage space.
Bisley lockers are officially distributed by BOOGI in the Philippines.