It's in the best interest of every employer to equip their staff with comfortable office workstation furniture. Poorly designed and constructed desks and chairs create uncomfortable working environments and often lead to higher rates of repetitive stress injury and lower work productivity. If your staff can't work comfortably, their health and your bottom line suffer!
So, if you're looking to revitalize your office's working environment with new furniture, there are some things you should keep in mind. Doing so will ensure that the ergonomic desk chairs and workstations you purchase will provide you with the best possible return on your investment.
How Will the Furniture be Used?
For starters, you need to choose office workstation furniture and/or ergonomic desk chairs that are the right fit for the tasks being performed. Will the people using the workstations and chairs be working on computers and doing a great deal of typing? Will they be doing other work at their desks, as well, such as hand writing notes? Or, will the furniture be part of a specialized workstation, such as in the health care field?
The Size & Shape of Your Work Environment
People often start shopping for ergonomic desk chairs and desks or tables without giving any thought to how the furniture will fit in their work space. Before selecting furniture, be sure to measure the size of your space and to consider the layout of the new and existing furniture. You will also want to take into account the type of equipment that's used at each workstation and the type and location of light sources.
What Office Workstation Furniture Will You Need?
- Ergonomic desk chairs that allow users to adjust armrests and chair height for optimal comfort
- Adjustable desks and sit-stand desks, in particular
- Monitor arms that allow users to adjust the height and angle of the screens, unless you purchase desks with dual surfaces
- Adjustable lighting
As with most things in life, the amount of money you spend on the furniture for your workplace will undoubtedly determine your satisfaction. Inexpensive furniture, for instance, is often poorly designed and constructed from inferior materials, which leads to a less comfortable fit, fewer options for adjustability and a shorter lifespan. Be sure to weigh the pros and cons of your investment; will paying slightly more in the short-term lead to greater satisfaction in the long-run?
For information on the range of premium adjustable office furniture available from Biomorph, please get in touch with us: (888) 302-DESK.