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The Pros and Cons of a Bullpen Office Space

From fostering an environment of teamwork to cost-efficiency in today’s marketplace, many businesses are opting for bullpen office spaces. While this layout, also called an open office floorplan, does have its benefits, there are some key elements to keep in mind at the consideration of both the employees and daily operations. As leaders in Monmouth County real estate, The Donato Group is happy to sit down and discuss the potential for an open office floorplan in your facility and to discuss both the advantages and drawbacks.

Things to Consider as you Consider an Open Office Floorplan

Cost Value and Meeting Company Budgets

Undoubtedly, one of the main benefits—and deciding factors—of opting for a bullpen office space is cost. Because this layout doesn’t require resources for cubicles or individual office spaces, many companies find this to be a more viable option for meeting build-out budgets. Additionally, this layout is highly adaptable to rapidly growing employee numbers, making it a preferred option for many start-up companies.  Together, we will assess which option best suits your build-out budget.

Teamwork vs. Individual Work

Some find that a bullpen-style office lacks privacy, creating a stressful and sometimes hostile working environment. As a result, teamwork can suffer. Yet, well-planned bullpen offices can encourage communication and team building, as you do not have to leave the room to speak to a fellow employee. This can help build trust and a greater sense of team morale. When working with The Donato Group, we help you assess which option best suits your workplace environment and employees, helping to build-out whichever you prefer.

Noise Levels and Worker Productivity

Because there are typically no barriers within a bullpen office space, noise levels can be high. Chitchat between workers, phone calls, and other natural office noises can be disruptive to productivity. If your employees require a peaceful environment to work effectively, then an open plan office may not be an ideal fit. On the contrary, if your operations are dependent on teamwork, an open style office can foster greater productivity, allowing workers to easily communicate without the need to leave their workspace.

Commercial Contracting & Open Office Leases in NJ

Whether you’re looking for a lease that supports an open floorplan or would like to renovate your current office into a bullpen office space, The Donato Group is available to help. With over 60 years of industry experience, we have the capability to help you discover which option is best suited to your business needs.

View our available business space listings or learn more about our commercial contracting services. Contact us or call 732-663-9932 to get started.