When you need to purchase new furniture for your business, the first thing that you need to think about is ergonomics. You want the furniture to be comfortable, safe, and healthy for your employees. Second, you need to consider the overall feeling that you want to create in your office. Finally, you need to look at your budget.
The first and most important thing that you need to take into consideration is ergonomics. When you have employees sitting in an office for hours on it, it is important that their workspace is healthy. A healthy workspace will also help ensure productivity.
When you look at chairs and desk, you want to go with ones that have an ergonomically design.
For chairs, that means contoured seats and lumbar support in the backrest. The height of the chair and the armrests should also be adjustable, as the perfect desk chair height is different for everyone.
For desks, that means a set up that will keep the screen that your employees are working on at eye level, so your employees don't have to move their head up or down to look at the screen. Any mouse pads or keyboards should meet at their bent arm height. Once again, customization is key.
Second, you need to think about the aesthetics of the office. Are your employees always on the phone and need more privacy? A more cubicle like set-up will work best for that. Do you want your employees to work together? A more open-air café feeling, where there is collaborative space and areas to work, may be a better fit.
The way that your office furniture looks doesn't just impact how your office space looks, it impacts how your employees relate to one another and work together, so think about the overall environment you want to create in your office when considering the aesthetics of the space.
Finally, you need to think about your budgets and your needs. How many chairs do you need? How many desks do you need? How many tables or filing cabinets? When determining how much of everything you need, think about how many employees you have right now and if you plan on hiring any additional over the next six months or so. Once you know what you need, it is time to decide where to allocate your budget. Do you want to dedicate more money to comfortable chairs? What are you willing to give up to meet budget constraints?
Keep in mind as well that many commercial office furniture companies will allow you to lease equipment or to finance it, so if your dream office isn't in your budget right now, you can always come up with a payment plan that will make it within reach.Share