Why is it important to have the right office furniture?
The words ‘office furniture’ often conjure up visions of small, boxy desks and squeaky, unsupportive chairs with no character. However, it is perhaps one of the most important things to get right. The role of office furniture is to create a practical yet inviting environment for employees to use, that enhance productivity and wellness within the workplace.
High quality office furniture will:
Promote the wellbeing of employees
When employees are provided with ergonomically designed, and aesthetically pleasing furniture, they are more likely to feel physically and mentally comfortable within the workplace. Creating a space that allows employees to feel relaxed, calm and comforted, will help to focus their minds which in turn, will produce higher quality work.
For example, adding adjustable furniture such as our flexure desk, will allow employees to adjust their workspace to suit their needs. Having a flexible workspace will prevent back problems and increase concentration and motivation which in turn will bring higher employee satisfaction and improve their quality of work.
Perhaps one of the most desired outcomes of installing ergonomic furniture in an office, is increased productivity. For any adequate work to be done, it is essential the people doing the work are happy and comfortable in the office space provided. Adding furniture with sound absorption will allow employees to focus on their tasks without office noises distracting them.
In addition to sound absorption, one of the most important features office furniture should provide, is comfort. Sitting in a chair all day can become extremely uncomfortable if the chair is not designed for a full workday. Providing high quality desk chairs will reduce the risk of back pains and posture-related issues and will offer lumbar support which is good for circulation -aiding healthy blood flow to the brain. After all, investing in quality office furniture, is investing in employee’s health and productivity.
One of the most common set-ups seen in traditional offices are rows of walled cubicles for executives and assistants, and larger, separate office spaces for more senior employees. However, many businesses today are opting for more dynamic and agile spaces that encourage people to not only integrate with their colleagues on a level ground, but also to provide dedicated office zones for different means of use such as relaxation, meetings, focussed working or collaborative working.
Furniture such as this SoundRoom system, allow people to tailor an open office space to suit their specific needs. Different to meeting rooms, these systems are used for more of an intimate collaboration between smaller groups of employees to discuss ideas and tasks without being distracted by other people or noises – perfect for more focussed collaborative work.
In addition to this, adding soft furnishings to communal spaces such as sofas like this upholstered armchair and sofa set, will encourage employees to take breaks from their desks and interact with other co-workers. This has been proven to boost mental wellbeing and create a more collaborative and positive working environment.
Enhance brand identity
First impressions really are as important as people say. Whether inviting current, or potential clients into the office, it is important they leave impressed and with a good sense of what the company stands for.
Stylish, high-quality furnishings, light and inviting colour schemes and a collaborative layout can be vital in displaying a clear brand identity which in turn will generate positive relationships with clients. Adding unique wall pieces in entry ways such as a piece of personalised artwork, will create an interesting talking point for guests, making it easier to break the ice. Consistent branding can also foster trust with your customers, especially if you have multiple offices around the globe.
Create an ergonomic office space with Haiken and reap the benefits
Haiken’s range includes a range of stylish and ergonomic chairs, height adjustable desks, soft seating as well as acoustic and smart storage solutions for all your office needs. Focusing on more than just looks, our office furniture range is designed to make your workspace truly flexible and uses quality where it matters to provide cost-effective solutions for all budgets. We love to work closely with our clients to recommend furniture that suits their business, or their clients’ business best.
So, if you’re interested in learning more about the Haiken furniture range and want to turn your office into a multifunctional workspace, contact our expert team today – we’re always happy to help.