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Business Advice- Office Furniture

Business Advice- Office Furniture

By E.L. Kateb

When investing in new office furniture you may just see it as ‘face-lifting’ the appearance of the rooms however there are far more important considerations. It might be hard to imagine that a simple thing as a chair for example could affect your business success, but the chair you or your employees are sitting on for 40 hours a week makes a huge difference. After all, it is extremely difficult to sit on an uncomfortable chair eight hours a day and even more difficult to concentrate on work if you have a back pain for instance. And obviously there is a visual element aswell; old worn out furniture does not make a particularly good impression on your clients, while your employees may get the impression that you are saving on their expense which can make them demotivated and less productive.

Comfort is arguably the most important thing to consider when buying new office furniture. As already mentioned, it is not easy to concentrate on work if you are uncomfortable. For that reason it is crucial to make sure that the new office furniture provides a high level of comfort regardless of if you are buying it for yourself or for your employees.

Style is another thing that should be addressed when buying new office furniture. If you are working in a comfortable and stylish office, you are looking forward to coming in and feel more motivated for work. In addition, clients who visit your office feel they are in a more relaxed environment and this will send out the right messages. After all, just think with whom would you do business first – someone who gives an impression that he remained in the 1990s or someone who is conscious of moving with time.

Functionality and practicality are the other attributes you must look for. Regardless of how beautiful the furniture you choose is, all positive effects on your work productivity and your employees will be lost if the chosen office furniture is not practical, does not provide enough storage space and does not enable you or your employees to keep all the necessary tools at hand and easily available. Finding comfortable, stylish and functional office furniture may seem a daunting task, however, the office furniture industry has progressed tremendously in the recent years. Thus it is no longer impossible to find visually pleasing and comfortable pieces of furniture which at the same time provide enough storage space and an effective organizing system to keep the office stuff organized without a hassle.


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