For an office to run at maximum efficiency, many things need to work together. Providing employees with the necessary tools and technology, creating a workspace conducive to productivity with glass partition panels, and making movement through the office as smooth as possible, can all help in setting up an efficient office space.
One small design change can have a positive impact on office efficiency. Installing a sliding door auto closer means that with a light touch, the self-closing sliding door will glide closed, providing the necessary privacy without creating disruptions.
Benefits of Installing a Self-Closing Sliding Door
Here are 8 benefits of installing a self-closing sliding door:
1. Smoother Flow of Traffic
Opening and closing doors is a normal part of everyday life. However, in areas where the flow of traffic can become congested (a busy conference room or office entrance), removing the need to close a door can make traffic flow more smoothly.
2. Increased Efficiency
A benefit to smoothing out the flow of traffic is that it can have a positive impact on efficiency in the office. The seconds spent turning around to close a door can be reallocated to work tasks. Little changes can add up to big returns.
3. Reduce the Spread of Germs
Many offices have had to close down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to help reduce the spread of germs and illness. For those businesses still open or those planning to open soon, tempering the spread of germs is a real concern.
Installing an automatic sliding door closer removes a touchpoint where germs can spread, creating a safer environment for everyone.
4. Enjoy Reduced Noise in the Workplace
A workplace can become loud quickly. Workplace noise can even have adverse effects on employees, including loss of productivity, disturbed emotions, and an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Many times, people don’t realize how loud a space has become until they begin to feel the effects of measures that have been taken to reduce noise.
If you’ve ever been affected by the steady drip, drip, drip of a faucet, then you know how small noises can quickly become distracting or overwhelming. In an office, seemingly inconspicuous noises such as typing, conversations, ringing phones, and slamming doors can end up becoming a distraction, and can hinder productivity.
Sliding glass doors with automatic closers eliminate slamming doors and can also block out other sources of distracting noise. This can lead to a more pleasant and productive workplace environment.
5. Open Office Feel
Traditional walls and solid doors hinder the feeling of connection throughout an office and increase employee isolation. On the other hand, a completely open office concept can lead to distractions and feelings of being overwhelmed. Integrating glass partitions can create the perfect balance between opposing office aesthetics.
Glass partitions and the installation of an automatic glass door closer can increase the feeling of connectedness that people want throughout their workday, while also providing the necessary level of privacy. The open office feel created by a sliding glass office door can help employees feel more connected to the larger office while still allowing them the flexibility to work in peace.
6. Natural Light
It’s no secret that natural light brings with it a variety of benefits from boosting people’s moods to simply creating a brighter environment. The addition of a sliding glass door with an automatic closing mechanism allows light to flow from exterior windows into interior spaces, brightening the overall office.
Nearly everyone can benefit from a sliding glass door with auto closer, but there is an additional benefit for those with arms full of files or products. A self-closing sliding door can make the day just a little easier. With patented comfort stop and exact trigger engineering, you can be sure the door will close perfectly behind you, leaving you to worry about the pile of papers you’re juggling.
8. Customized Design
The ability to customize self-closing sliding glass doors such as the Cloud™ Assisted Close Premium Sliding Glass Door makes it an easy choice for your office design. The sliding door with auto closer can be integrated into a straight or curved wall design and it can be ceiling, glass, or soffit face mount.
For wider entryways, a pair of self-closing sliding glass doors can accommodate the larger doorway. If added security is needed, locking hardware is available.
Self-closing automatic sliding doors can also be customized to fit with the office aesthetic by incorporating glass that is frosted to include a pattern or custom graphic.
See the Benefits for Yourself
When you’re ready to reap the benefits that a self-closing sliding glass door has to offer, Avanti Systems can help you get the right one for your office. Contact us today to learn more about sliding glass door installation and receive a custom quote for your project.