February 27, 2019

 

Furniture plays a prominent role in connecting the workplace to its users. It is essential to measure and evaluate the needs of employees within the workplace to facilitate productivity and wellbeing. Being mindful about the selection of furniture in the workplace can generate a positive impact in promoting healthier habits and enhancing employee satisfaction.

Below are four tips in selecting the right office furniture:

Flexibility and Functionality

It is important to choose furniture that offers flexibility in various ways - employee preferences and organizational culture. Desks that are height-adjustable are able to accommodate different postures whether it is sitting or standing. Research has proven that limiting sitting time can help increase life expectancy.

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The Vitra Tyde provides sit-stand options for more than one workstation and is able to cater to various work purposes.

Fold up meeting tables are conventional and a solution for multifunctional rooms. They are flexible, easy to store and can generate more office space when necessary.

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Sedus Mastermind Fold Conference Table

Comfort

Comfortable chairs and tables can help increase productivity. Selecting chairs that are ergonomic can help to improve posture and reduce back pain.

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Sedus Se:joy

Storage

Working in a clustered environment can be a distraction and generate negative energy. Utilizing file storage drawers or containers can help to keep the working desk neat and organized.

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The Walter Knoll Keypiece Communication Desk offers a container component that can store personal items and generate additional surface space.

Style

Be creative about selecting the furniture that reflects the style of the company and also what matches the workplace. It is crucial to consider whether the workplace will generate a traditional or modern outlook and to maintain consistency throughout the environment.

Incorporating a combination of assorted furniture pieces in the workspace can establish a health-oriented workplace. It can create flexible workspaces, allowing employees to move around and change postures throughout the day, enhance social interaction and foster creativity.

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