In the 21st century, collaboration is king. The Internet, and the various communication technologies that come along with it, have made many modern workplaces into places where working together is name of the game, and where single-manned projects are becoming less popular. In creative workplaces, believe it or not, the way you furnish your workspace can foster creative thinking and teamwork. Here are some of our professional tips for finding collaborative office furniture.
Planning Your Space
It all starts from the very beginning of planning your office space. A collaborative workplace has a relatively open floor plan, and plenty of room for teams to gather to plan, execute, and complete their projects. Collaborative office furniture is no good if it’s put into a building full of tiny offices and cramped cubicles. If you’re moving into a new space, find one that can meet these needs. If you’re working with an existing space, think about how you can rearrange or remodel to make it better fit your function.
Part of creativity is the ability to think freely and have ideas flow naturally. If you’re sitting in a hard, uncomfortable chair, or working at a poorly sized desk, those imperfections can hinder creative thinking. Employees should feel comfortable and inspired at work — things like strong visual appeal and a general “comfy” atmosphere can go a long way when picking collaborative office furniture.
Furnish For Function
Choosing collaborative office furniture is relatively easy as long as your give thought to how the piece will be used and how your office functions as a whole. For conferencing, choosing a table that’s large enough to fit everyone around it, yet not so large that it feels like you’re yelling across the table to each other, is key in getting everyone together. Smaller collaborative spaces, perhaps just a couple of comfortable chairs facing each other, can be placed throughout the office for teams to meet spontaneously the moment an idea strikes. Other things like technology integration and multi-function furniture can give a great boost to a creative workplace.
Collaborative Office Furniture with Edwards & Hill
Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries. To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about any of our products or services.