How Office Furniture Affects Productivity
The first thing you notice, even subconsciously, when you walk into an office is the furniture and layout. You can tell from the first glance if it’s an inviting and productive space to work in. Office furniture and its arrangement speak to the company’s industry, work style, and culture. Whether your organization prefers a modern, open office concept or a structured, cubicle-dependent approach, the office furniture design can determine productivity levels and how successful your employees will be each day. We’ve listed the primary ways you can optimize workplace furniture to create an efficient and ergonomic office space.
If you’re spending 40 hours a week somewhere, it’s nice to feel like you have a space to call your own. Provide employees with a desk or workstation where they know they can get down to business and add a few personal touches to make it feel like home. If your teams collaborate often or if space is an issue, a 2-person desk could be the solution you need. These desks eliminate the need for two separate desks, saving space, and they facilitate productive communication, teamwork, and faster completion times.
Disorganization can lead to missing deadlines, lost documents, and lots of frustration. Provide your employees with storage options for their individual workspace to help them feel organized and prepared. Our 4-drawer lateral file cabinets condense all your important documents into just a few feet of space, and its secure locking system guarantees that confidential information stays safe. The right office storage will keep all your notes and presentation materials in place, so you’ll never have to worry about delaying a project or meeting.
Ergonomic Furniture Improves Comfort
Working long hours can be mentally and physically taxing. Research proves that sitting at a desk all day with poor posture can cause pain in your back, neck, and hands. Protect your employees’ health and improve their comfort with ergonomic office furniture.
Back pain at the office is most commonly attributed to sitting in a chair with poor support—ergonomic office chairs offer superior lumbar support, comfortable mesh backs, and adjustable seat and armrest heights to reduce strain during long periods of sitting. If your employees spend most of their workdays typing, consider providing an ergonomic retractable keyboard tray that can tilt to accommodate recommended seating positions, making the wrist more comfortable and stable while typing. Comfortable employees are able to focus entirely on work without any distractions from physical discomfort and pain.
Space for Collaboration and Relaxation
Teamwork and communication fuel productivity and success in any organization. Team meetings and group projects don’t have to be distracting or disruptive to other employees. A benching workstation is a great solution that serves both individual and group needs. You can gather your team around the workstation to talk strategy or let them focus on individual work with panels that provide privacy.
Since happy employees work the hardest, designating a place where employees can recharge during breaks can improve office morale and encourage everyone to put more energy into their tasks. Create a space to unwind with a few couches, tables, and comfortable chairs so your employees can take some time to refocus during a busy day. Hanging some art or colorful pictures around the office can also encourage positivity and productivity.
Create a Productive Environment with Modern Office Furniture
Modern Office has been the trusted choice for office furniture for over 30 years. We have the experience to help you select furniture that affects and maximizes the productivity of your office space. With ergonomic office furniture and customizable workstations, your company will be able to provide a comfortable place for employees to do their best work. Contact us today to learn more about Modern Office furniture that can improve productivity at your office easily and at an affordable price.