The furniture that you choose for your company says a lot about the company as a whole. As well as creating the atmosphere in which you and your employees work, furniture forms a large part of the first impressions of potential clients. Therefore, you want what they see to be an accurate reflection of the culture and values of the company. If you’re going to spend a lot of time in your office, whether for meetings or desk work, it’s worth putting a lot of thought into the decision of what furniture is right for you. Here are a few things worth considering…
Desks and desk chairs of more neutral or traditional colours such as dark brown or black, coupled with dark walls indicate that your office is a place where serious work gets done, and this can seem corporate and unfriendly. At the other end of the spectrum, brighter colours inject character and convey that collaboration and creativity are key values of the company.
When selecting office furniture, you need to keep in mind the overall tone of your business or company, and the work that is being undertaken in the space. Individual desks are suited for employees who work alone and are stationary for the majority of the day, whereas work stations where employees can plug in laptops etc. when necessary instead of traditional desks could be more suitable for more mobile employees.
Office lighting plays an important part in adding to the aesthetics of your office. Natural light and the use of glass throughout offices can offer an open feeling of transparency and cooperation.
Sliding and or glass doors create a feeling of transparency and openness, telling clients and customers that you have nothing to hide. On the other hand, heavy wooden doors with locks indicate the opposite, and could make clients wonder what’s going on behind closed doors that they can’t see.
The layout of your office furniture is one of the best indicators of how your office operates. Perhaps your employees collaborate together while also requiring their own individual desks? You could consider a comfortable designated area where employees can sit together and collaborate, or alternatively have a layout where employee’s desks are positioned close enough for collaboration to occur from their own workspace.
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Posted August 11, 2015