If it’s time to choose furniture for your new office or office redesign, you have a big decision in front of you. If you want your office to be as productive as possible, you need to put some energy into the choice. This is because your employees (and you) are going to be spending hours each day using this office furniture, so if it is uncomfortable or not conducive to productive work, employee happiness and efficiency are going to drop. And as you well know, when they go, so does productivity. Instead, use this list as a jumping-off point for planning your office furniture list for your productive, happy office.
It’s a no-brainer that you’re going to need chairs for your office, but you should take the time to research your options carefully. You will have to keep your budget in mind as you shop because the cost of chairs can quickly spiral out of control. Look for an option that is comfortable, ergonomic, and adjustable. Remember, just because it is comfortable for you does not mean that it will be suitable for your employee who is 6 inches taller or shorter than you.
Desks are another no-brainer, but there are multiple types of desks you should be considering. There are desks for individuals to use (from tradition to standing models), and then there are desks and tables meant for communal work. Most businesses are recognizing that allowing space for co-working is essential, so you should budget for a variety of desks.
Furniture For Breaks
People are not machines, and they will be happier (and in the long run, more productive) if they have a comfortable place where they are encouraged to take breaks. Choose some comfortable office furniture options for your employees to use for their breaks. This could be any combination of indoor and outdoor furniture, depending on the space you have to work with. The important thing is that the furniture and the space be comfortable, inviting, and feel like home. It would be best if you also chose some break area furniture designed for eating. It is important to give employees space away from their desks and work to enjoy a meal.
Furniture For Productivity
Finally, don’t forget about the items that you need to have to increase the productivity of the whole office. Specifically, you need a printer and a copier, but you also may find that you need a fax machine. Getting a workstation, whether you rent or buy, is going to give you all of those things. It is a printer, copier, scanner, and fax all in one. These units can be added to your network so that your employees can use them efficiently, from anywhere in your office space.
Choose Edwards & Hill for Your Office Furniture and Design Needs
Are you ready to redesign your office to maximize productivity and creative thinking? Edwards & Hill can help you design and install the perfect designs for your business. Edwards & Hill is a leading office, education, medical, and hospitality furniture provider with high-quality design and installation services for any style or scale. If you are ready to get your office design started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For more furniture design tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, and YouTube.
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