When you’re at work, do you sit with your legs crossed or in the parallel position? Believe it or not, body language experts’ attest that a person’s chosen sitting style says a lot. For instance, it could indicate self-confidence, interest, anxiety, anger or boredom. Therefore, many savvy professionals like to attempt to analyze people by using leg positioning and other physical cues. Unfortunately, not all forms of business attire, desks and office chairs make sitting in certain positions easy. As such, they could inadvertently alter the message that you and others are quietly sending to coworkers, clients and the rest of the working world.
Thankfully, there is an easy way to alter the working environment so employees may sit as they please. It involves installing modesty panels. They come in different forms and may be attached to the underside of office desks and seminar tables. Once the modesty panels are in place, they’ll either partially or fully shield your lower extremities from view. Therefore, you and your staff will clearly feel more at ease when it comes time to choose a suitable sitting style.
The other nice thing about modesty panels is that they help define personal space during group training sessions and staff meetings. Think about it for a moment. With a panel in place, there is less of a chance that someone will accidentally stretch out a leg and kick or trip another attendee. Plus, some modern modesty panels are constructed out of acoustical tiles. Understandably, they’ll help cut down on noises caused by pocketed items, shifting legs and hard-soled shoes.
Finally, modesty panels come in so many styles that they’ve become part of interior design schemes too. For example, an industrial-style desk could be outfitted with metal-framed, frosted acrylic panels. Wooden desks, on the other hand, could be paired with unframed, matching panels for a seamless look. To learn more about today’s modesty panels and how they may improve any given working environment, please contact us today.