Office workstations, often referred to as cubicles, are standardized workplace fixtures that partition open office spaces into smaller rooms for one or several workers to focus on their specific work tasks. The cubicle was invented in 1968 as the ‘Action Office System’ by Robert Propst for Herman Miller with the idea to create a reconfigurable furniture system that could convert large building plans into individualized work compartments. Cubicles are designed to provide privacy, sound-proofing, isolation, and to decrease visual distractions while working. Cubicle workstations are often assumed to improve the efficiency of the workplace and the productivity of the worker.
U-Shape management cubicles are private room workstations for managerial employees with increased work surfaces and storage. The U-Shape cubicle plan trades mobility and flexibility for additional desk space.
Length: 8’ | 244 cm
Width: 8’ | 244 cm
Area: 64 ft2 | 5.9 m2
Benefits: Private room, increased storage, square module
U-Shape Management Workstation | Cubicle plan, plan (office worker)
L-Shape management workstations are cubicles that have evolved into efficient private rooms for managerial employees that need increased privacy and independence for their tasks. The L-Shape desk plan is straightforward, spacious, and its square modular plan is easy to arrange within the overall office plan.
Utility workstations are the most efficient form of office cubicle with the most minimal office footprint. Typically arrayed linearly into rows of workstations, the utility cubicle is often used in call centers and telemarketing workplaces where tasks do not require larger desk surfaces.
Management workstations are generous private cubicles that have grown to include additional space for hosting guests and teammates. Functioning similar to a traditional private office, management cubicles balance workplace efficiency and storage while providing an area to hold private team conversations and strategy sessions.
Administrative cubicles are upgraded office workstations sized to handle the day-to-day demands of workers requiring additional privacy, storage, and potential space to host casual exchanges. Because of these properties, administrative workstations are standard for mid-level employees juggling additional workloads beyond task-based work.
Length: 8’ | 244 cm
Width: 6’ | 183 cm
Area: 48 ft2 | 4.5 m2
Benefits: Increased storage, privacy, visitors
Administrative Workstation | Cubicle plan (perpendicular), plan (angled)