The sudden rise of call centers areas in the country has brought along with it disruptive changes in the way office space is allocated. Not too long ago we were looking at 5-6 square meters of space per employee. Now, call center companies are cramping their spaces to accommodate more people per available space. Think of 3 square meters per employee. (In fact, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the United States has directed the federal employees to use less space – minus 20%)
Furniture companies have responded to this phenomenon by making easy to build office partitions and tables. Imagine a 20-seater office that is built in just a couple of hours. Thanks to the modular type office cubicles which could be easily set-up and likewise could be simply disassembled.
Call center companies have also evolved in their choice of furniture. Compact, colorful and less pricey are some of their criteria. Manufacturers of these items have also availed themselves of cutting edge materials that are not only light and sturdy but are also inexpensive. Most of these office furniture materials come from China, Taiwan and Malaysia.