The furniture you pick affects the productivity levels of your team. If you’re thinking about upgrading the furniture for a relocation or you’re remodeling the office, then this is your chance to pick better furniture pieces, one that will positively impact the performance of your team for years. Look at the following tips to help you out.
Establish What You Need
Before you start shopping around for command center furniture, think about what specific pieces you need. How many desks and chairs must you have? How many will be enough for everyone on your staff? Make a list of all the furniture pieces that you need and how many. Then check out manufacturers that carry those items. That will help you filter through the options much faster.
Pick the Right Manufacturer
Once you have determined what kind of furniture you need, the next step is to find a manufacturer. Look at ones that have a good reputation. That’s usually because they’ve been in the business for years. They’ve proven their reliability through countless ways. People hear the name of the company and know that they can trust the manufacturer to deliver furniture of excellent quality. It’s also a good idea to make sure you pick a manufacturer that can handle the design to the installation, so it’s more convenient for you.
Organize Your Work Zones
Next, you’ll need to designate your work zones. Where will you put the furniture? Where will the consoles go? The chairs and desks? What other furniture are you buying? Make sure you plan out your workspace before you buy those pieces and have them delivered. That way, if something doesn’t work, you still have time to change things around. You can still check out other options.
Consider the Ergonomics
You want to improve team productivity. It’s important, then, to choose furniture that is designed to offer the utmost in operator comfort. Good ergonomics along with other design considerations will help a lot. They ensure that you provide furniture that’s going to help your team members achieve relaxed shoulders with their feet flat on the floor. For the desktop height, it must allow operators to rest their wrists on the desktop while having more than enough back as well as arm support. Other features include adjustable surface heights and monitor heights. The focal depth as well as peripheral depth can be adjusted, too. The controls must also be with easy reach from the operator and there must be enough space for the operator’s feet, thighs, and knees under the desk to ensure comfort.
Look for Durability
It’s important that you look for furniture pieces that are durable and will last you for years. You want to invest in pieces that won’t break down much too easily due to cheap manufacturing. That said, skip over super cheap options that compromise on quality. There are plenty of excellent quality furniture that you can get at a reasonable cost. Make sure you do your homework before you buy any. That way, you can make the most of any purchase.