Here at seatingpods.com we know our super slick product range looks the part and we know our pods add real value to your business.
Whether it’s our closed, open or circular pods, they give your teams the space to get together, innovate, collaborate and ultimately achieve more.
And that’s not just us saying that – science says so too.
If you want to give your staff a sense of togetherness and belonging, improve the company culture and boost collaboration, you might want to think about your office furniture right now.
A 2013 study by a team at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business looked at how a business’ effectiveness was impacted by seating.
Participants were grouped separately in either a circular (or oval) seating arrangement, or in an angular fashion and were asked to give their opinions of a range of advertisements.
Those in the circular grouping responded more to ads with a clear a sense of belonging, whereas those in the angular arrangement identified more and responded more to the individualistic type ads.
So what does this mean?
“The geometric shape of a seating arrangement can act as a subtle environmental cue for people, by priming their fundamental need for inclusiveness or individuality,” said one of the study’s authors Juliet Zhu.
Furthermore the report stated: “The study shows that people sitting in a circular formation are more likely to want to ‘belong’ to a group and are less prone to being antagonistic.
“People seated in an angular arrangement – i.e. ‘The Boardroom’ in Donald Trump’s The Apprentice – are more likely to look out for number one.”
Workplace space can create a workplace psychology.
Seatingpods office and lobby seating are custom made, made to order and the perfect collaboration furniture.