An important thing to remember about workstation privacy is that sometimes you can sacrifice too much for a feeling of protected solitude. Using privacy screens and panel extenders can help increase employee focus, but other factors can decrease efficiency if the concept is taken overboard.
For example, in offices with solid cubicle walls and a fixed height, artificial lighting may be the only option. If your building offers opportunities for natural daylight, a revamp of workspaces may be needed to boost employee morale and let them take advantage of real light.
Cubicle height extension panels should be no higher than 42 inches. The maximum amount of daylight can then reach internal areas of the space, and occupants can have a more natural view.
If the loss of privacy that comes with lower wall heights is an issue, consider using removable cubicle wall extensions that can be used when more privacy is needed. You can also alter the direction in which each worker faces, to create a further feeling of privacy.
How do you incorporate new ideas into your workspace? Share your secrets to a more welcoming cubicle environment in the comments.