“Many businesses will be guilty of not replacing their office furniture and making use of what they already have. This is because many often see replacing their office furniture as a chore and there are obviously financial implications.But this can be counter-productive to your working environment and it might actually cause you to work more slowly.There are a number of reasons why you should consider buying new furniture to replace the old in the New Year.Our blog takes you through some of the top reasons and explains why you should consider replacing your furniture.
Use the space better
Many people don’t use their office space properly and they often make use of the furniture they have instead of getting furniture that fits the space.Companies will often try to fit a desk in a space that is too small, so you can’t actually use the entire desk.Alternatively, you might have a desk that is simply too small for your needs, making day to day tasks more difficult than they should be.Buying new furniture that fits the space properly can help you to make better use of the space that you have.This can actually have a positive effect on your work environment and you might actually become more productive than you were before.
It’s Falling Apart
We often make do with the furniture that we have even when it’s on its last legs and could do with replacing.It is commonplace for businesses to attempt to mend broken furniture rather than look for something new that is better suited.However, there comes a point when you should consider replacing your furniture rather than sticking with it.If you have already tried to repair furniture before on a previous occasion then you should consider replacing it. You will actually be able to find something that suits your needs better and lasts for a long time. In replacing broken furniture you can also change the look or style of the office and modernise it.
All in the Ergonomics
Another reason for replacing office furniture, be it tables or chairs, is the ergonomic benefits that your staff stand to gain from it. If you use the same furniture for new members of staff, like many companies, and often shift things around then it might be doing more damage than good. You should make sure that your furniture provides the right support for your staff as bad seating positions are one of the biggest causes of back pain. It might be the case that your staffs spend a lot of time standing at work so they may prefer to use a more modern sit/stand desk. Buying furniture that is suited to their needs can improve morale.
Create the Right Impression
One thing that people don’t often consider is the impression your furniture is giving off to potential clients and even staff. If you have old and outdated furniture that doesn’t suit the environment, it can create a negative impression on people. It can look like you don’t have the budget to replace furniture or that you might not be a reliable company to do business with. It can also create a negative impact on staff and they might become unhappy in their work environment and look to move elsewhere. By investing in some smart furniture, you can present yourself as a reputable business.”
By: Richard Edwards
Published: 17th January 2017