Summary: Finding the right furniture for your workplace can make the environment more comfortable and can boost employee performance.
The workplace might seem like one of the easier parts of running a business. Depending on your business, each employee will need, at minimum, a way to do their work and a place to do it. For most people in offices, this can be accomplished with just simple control room furniture. When you take into consideration the fact that your employees could be spending around a third of their entire day working, it would make sense to invest in a proper work environment.
The more comfortable your employees feel at work, the better and faster they will work. How you approach this is entirely up to you but there are different guidelines that can help steer you in the right direction. A good place to start would be to take a look at the furniture being used throughout the office. It might be time for you to upgrade certain pieces and replace others, altogether. This is a big financial investment that can pay off.
Finding furniture that will help your employees work productively is important. More and more managers are starting to realize the importance of comfort and how impactful it can be on a company’s overall performance. One aspect you could address is flexibility. Whether you are working at a network operations center video wall or working at the front desk, sitting for too long will inevitably make you uncomfortable.
Traditional desks are still very popular but health experts stress that humans are not supposed to stay seated for long periods of time. Invest in flexible desks that can switch between sitting and standing positions to give your employees the chance to stretch their legs and move around.
Different Furniture for Different Workflows
Not every employee will need the same setup. While a desk with a monitor might be enough for one employee, someone using your command center could also require space for additional monitors or controllers. Rather than giving each employee the same furniture to use, think about their workflows and what would help make their lives the easiest. Help create an environment they can get comfortable and work efficiently in.
Talking to your employees to understand their needs could help make sure you invest in what would help and that your money is being put to good use. This is a rather small detail that can play a big role in how your organization operates.