Simply put, office furniture shouldn't bean afterthought. It isn't just about choosing comfortable and stylish furniture, your furniture is a powerful tool to boost the productivity and wellbeing of your business. So don't leave it to chance; choose high quality modern office furniture and give your employees the furniture they need to perform at their best.


Don't Let Your Office Furniture Be An Afterthought, 3 Things To Consider During Office Design

When designing your new office environment, it's essential that office furniture remains at the forefront of your mind. After all, it's one of the ways your employees will be interacting with the space every day. So, with that in mind; here's a quick list of 3 things to think about regarding workplace furniture and office design.

  • Keep The Office Comfortable. As written on Seen In The City, comfort is key. After all, consider just how many hours your employees are going to spend in the office. Before purchasing items of furniture such as chairs, consider if you yourself would feel comfortable sitting in that chair for hours at a time.
The average office worker will spend around 35 hours a week sat at their desk and sitting for extended periods of time can increase the risk of conditions such as muscular and back issues, alongside increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. It's more important than ever to ensure that the office environment is comfortable. The ideal chair should have adjustable lumbar support in order to allow your employees to sit comfortably without slouching,and it should be made from a soft cushioned material to support the person's weight evenly. More information regarding what you should look for in the ideal office chair can be found on our blog titled, The perfect ergonomic office chair.
  • Offer Your Employees Choice. Continuing with the theme of the health concerns regarding sitting down for extended periods of time, did you know that the harm and damages associated with prolonged sitting has been compared with smoking. In fact, the potential harms are so great that The One Brief wrote an article called “Sitting Vs Smoking: What's The Scale Of The Risk?". Naturally, lots of businesses are looking at ways that they can improve the working conditions for their staff. After all, happy and healthy workers are productive workers; one way that you could approach the sitting problem is with the introduction of sit/stand desks.
There are many advantages of utilising sit/stand desks at your workplace. After all, whilst there are many risks and harms associated with sitting all day,it's also harmful to your health to stand all day. As such, by including sit/stand desks in your furnishing choices in your office design, you'll provide a simple and easy way to empower your employees to stay comfortable and have control over what portions of their day they spend on their feet and how much time they spend sat in their chairs.
  • Don't Setting For The Cheapest; Quality Is Key. It's important to remember that everything has its place, even budget furniture. However, there are many key areas of you office furnishings where it can be more beneficial to spend more. To paraphrase the poet and philosopher Titus Maccius Plautus, you have to spend money to make money; with regards to office furniture if you opt for cheaper lower quality and less comfortable chairs and desks, in addition to the health concerns, you could leave your employees feeling unmotivated and unhappy in the workplace. These two factors combined with the potential for health concerns could cause employees to seek employment elsewhere, costing you a valuable employee.

Additionally, it's also worth noting that less expensive and budget furniture may not have the same build quality as high quality and luxury items of office furniture. This could lead to significant repair costs, especially if your office handyman charges an expensive call out premium. As such, in the long term budget furniture with the additional repair and replacement costs could potentially cost as much as more expensive luxury and high quality furniture items if not more.

Office Furniture From Active Workplace Solutions. How Can Our Team Help You?

Here at Active Workplace Solutions, we have decades of experience. Through our hard work and determination, we have grown from our founding in 1999 into one of the most trusted companies in the UK office interiors market.

We can provide a professional furnishing service to provide your place of work with high quality office furniture. By using our furnish service; you can enjoy stylish, ergonomic and durable office furniture solutions for your office space.

Additionally, if you're looking for more information or inspiration with regards to office design and office interior solutions, our blog is filled with lots of tips and advice. For example, you could learn more about office interiors and modern office furnishings by reading our list of “5 Insights Into An Improved Work Environment". On the other hand, if you're more interested in learning about productivity in the workplace and ways that you can boost office productivity by upgrading your workplace, we recommend this list of 5 Simple Ways To Increase Productivity At Work.


Would You Like To Make An Enquiry?

The Active team work hard to design visually brilliant and practical office workspaces; making the best use out of the available space. If you are interested in any of the professional office interiors services that are available from the Active team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. If you would like to speak to a member of our team, you can contact us by calling 0845 130 9066. Our friendly and dedicated team will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

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Where to find us

Active Workplace Solutions, a trading name of Active Facilities Management Ltd

Unit 4 Headley Park 10 Headley Road East Woodley, Reading Berkshire RG5 4SW

+44 (0)845 130 9066

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