Posted on: 5 August 2021Share
If you have a private office in your workplace with a glass door and you want to get blinds for this door, here are some tips to follow.
Get Venetian blinds if you want to control the level of privacy your office has
In a situation like this, Venetian blinds might be more appropriate than roller blinds. If you opt for a roller blind for your office, you'll have two options; either keep it open, in which case anyone and everyone in your workplace will be able to see through the glass and spot who you're speaking to or what work you're doing at any given moment, or keep it pulled down, and have total privacy but be shut off entirely from the other areas of the workplace.
If you get a Venetian blind for your glass door, you'll have far more control over how much privacy you have in your office. For example, if you need to type up a confident document, but you also want to be able to continue to look out into the other areas of the workspace so that you can monitor the employees who you are supposed to be supervising, you could do this, by keeping the blinds slightly slanted so that your documents cannot be easily seen through the glass by those passing by, but you can still see out onto the main work area. If you want total privacy, you can turn the blind so that its slats are fully closed.
Let your colleagues know what certain blind positions mean
It's worth having a chat with your colleagues, to let them know what the position of your glass door's new blind means. For example, if you want your colleagues to be able to see at a glance whether or not you don't want to be disturbed, without having to actually knock on the door and enquire, you could say that if the blind is fully closed, they should not even knock, whilst if they're half-open, they can interrupt you, provided they knock first. Finally, you could say that if the blind is fully retracted and the door's glass is exposed, they can come in without knocking.
It's worth utilising the blind in this manner if, for example, you often speak to important clients on the phone in your office and need to give them your full attention during these discussions. Having this conversation will save your colleagues the awkwardness of coming into your office when you're in the middle of an important task and annoying you and will ensure that you're able to get on with essential work tasks without worrying that someone is going to burst in whilst you're trying to focus.