While switching to a wireless charging desk frees up space at you and your employees’ workstations, it doesn’t mean you need to stop there.

In fact, shifts to technologies like wireless charging often come along with broader workplace revamps. These cases provide tremendous opportunities for better utilization of space. When you can reduce employee workplace size without reducing usable space, both employers and employees can benefit.

With a wireless charging desk providing a strong foundation for a more functional and dynamic workplace, it’s important to add-on features that allow users to take advantage of a less cluttered workstation.

Start with these solutions:

Monitor Arms 2.0

Those in the workplace will be familiar with monitor arms that provide more flexibility with regards to positioning. Employees can adjust screens to meet their own needs and get the perfect ergonomic fit.

New designs for monitor arms are moving to full flexible desktop configurations that leave maximum useable working space at the desk for employees. These types of systems also provide some sense of privacy in increasingly open workspaces. Workplace Design sat down with Novus to discuss their More Space System if you want to learn more.

The Right Configurations

(CBRE’s Masonic Temple office in California. Image – CBRE)

In addition, to monitor arms, the right types of configurations allow you to set wireless charging desks where you need them, and not waste space by placing them in areas where you don’t. CBRE recommends moving away from quick fix options and giving thought to how your space will be used. They highlight the importance of looking at underutilized space. This means that even though switching to bench tables that act as wireless charging desks, makes the most of your space, it can be short-sighted.

Rather, bench tables will be appropriate in some areas. Other areas, like private rooms used for employees to make calls, are better suited to having little technology in them. These types of rooms serve a particular functional purpose.

Rise Above

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While the Novus system detailed above provides task lighting options, consider moving away from task lighting altogether. Implementing the right mix of lighting controls, along with lights that serve a dual purpose, is part of a solution that makes desk space more usable.

New designs are actually incorporating acoustic controls into light shades. With open offices big on noise, the more acoustic controls possible, the better. Rather than strapping more acoustic barriers to your wireless charging desk, get some help from above. Metropolis Magazine details products from BuzziSpace, Muuto and Haworth that provide the dual functionality while keeping previous desk space free.