In many offices, there are cubicle walls which separate the desks and employees from one another. While cubicles do not do a lot to stop noise from traveling, they can make working easier by limiting the amount of distractions during your work day. When you are rearranging your office and moving the cubicle walls into a new configuration, there are just a few things that you should keep in mind during the moving process.

Step 1.

Draw the floor plan out before you start moving the walls. The configuration will depend on what you want from your office space. Setting up three walls for each person can make a more private work area, whereas just one or two walls is more of an open office layout.

Step 2.

Get help to move the walls. Most cubicle walls are heavy and cumbersome. When lifting, use your legs, not your back, to prevent injury.

Step 3.

Wait until after hours to move the cubicle walls. This ensures that there is the least amount of distraction to workers and the work day and that production is not affected.

Step 4.

Face desks and desk chairs toward a wall of the cubicle to reduce distractions during the day. When desks face outward, it’s more likely that there will be talking, interruptions and distractions throughout the day. This configuration works best in offices where collaboration is not regularly needed for projects.