Getting your first office is a huge moment for every new office, but once you have that office space of your own, you will need to fill it with office furniture. A mistake that many people make when they are furnishing their first office is not considering the best furniture for the needs of the business – often ending up with an array of non-functioning furniture that is not practical cluttering up the office.
To ensure that you don’t make this mistake, there are a few things that you should have a think about before choosing furniture for your new office space, and maybe visit local furniture suppliers to get some ideas such as this Gloucester office furniture company Severn Furnishing.
The first thing you need to think about are the needs of the office. So, what do you need it to do in order to function at maximum efficiency? Its no good filling it full of filing cupboards for example if you are a paperless office! Consider whether you will be holding meetings there, welcoming visitors or indeed if you need to make sure you have storage capacity for products or paperwork.
Consider how many people will be working in there and how best to lay the office out. Make sure that it works well for the staff such as being near to the things that they need to use more often, as well as laying the furniture out so that it isn’t too cramped!
Office chairs are essential, but make sure that you choose chairs which have good lumbar support as staff spend a long time sitting in them every day – one of the primary reasons for long term sickness is back pain, a lot of which can be prevented.