Making sure your office furniture works for you

July 30, 2012

When you’re planning to invest in new office furniture, it can pay off to think about the bigger picture. As well as buying individual items that fulfil practical criteria, it may help to consider the overall effects you’re trying to create.

After all, the furniture you have in your working space can have a massive impact on how successfully your personnel function. If you get this right, productivity can go up and your bottom line will benefit.

Collaboration and cooperation

For example, you might benefit from selecting meeting room tables and so on that encourage interaction between your employees. Writing on the Independent Online, sales and marketing director at Giant Leap Linda Trim claimed that offices are becoming more dynamic and open. This helps executives, managers and staff to “mill about and interact with confidence and ease”, she added.

The specialist went on to state: “In today’s hyper-connected world, it is no longer frowned upon to gather around the coffee bar/water fountain to chat and touch base with your colleagues.
Work is no longer a dull, paper-filled, zoned-in, compartmentalised task. Instead, collaboration and cooperation are the new buzzwords among top-level executives.”

The role of socialisation

Ms Trim went on to claim that collaborative working has distinct benefits. She remarked: “Success is linked to the strength and abilities of the team, as opposed to a handful of isolated individuals.
Consequently, socialisation now plays a critical role in the growth of a company and its brand.

“This involves building trust among leaders and co-workers, spreading knowledge and fostering a culture of innovation at the workplace. Unsurprisingly, top-performing companies are found to do more socialising than others.”

Anyone for coffee

Cups of coffee are certainly not new to the office scene, but the ways in which people drink them may be. Ms Trim suggested that it can pay off to introduce a coffee bar area in the middle of offices.

About these areas, she stated: “This type of social hub often becomes the psychological centre of the workplace, and an important source of relaxation.”

How we can help

Here at Furniture At Work™ we offer a whole range of items of furniture that may come in handy in your office. Whether you want leather office chairs, desks, workstations, lockers, screens, bookcases, cupboards or anything else, we should be able to help you.

As long as you think carefully about the effects you’re trying to create and make sure the products you source help you to achieve your aims, you should be thrilled with the results.

Great value for money

Of course, it’s important that your furniture falls within your budget and so you may be pleased to note that we provide superb deals on our items. We are price leaders and you might be surprised by how little many of our products cost.

In addition, we offer big discounts for bulk orders and can provide you with instant quotes over the phone. We also offer credit facilities for government departments. So, when you’re on the lookout for items like this, we can be your go-to firm.

 

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