For any business manager or owner worth their salt, the importance of investing in quality staff is obvious. The better the staff, the better their output, and the more business growth. The same rule is true for technological investments also, a cheap computer will cost you more in the long run then a slightly larger investment in a quality computer. But did you know that the same is absolutely true for office furniture also? We’ve put together this list of reasons why your office furniture is central to your office space, and worth the investment.
Office furniture is the foundation around which your build the office: Beyond painting the walls, changing the carpet or floor covering and tweaking the lighting, quality furniture is what sets the tone of office, especially when it comes to dividers or partitions. By investing in quality furniture, you can create your office space around pieces that you know will be used, and that will last for years.
Office furniture is important because of how it makes your staff feel: There is no point spending a lot on improving your office if your staff just won’t be comfortable enough to notice. Not only does quality furniture enable your staff to produce consistently great work, it also saves you money. Poor office furniture can easily lead to RSD, otherwise known as repetitive stress damage for your key, constantly busy staff. That’s the best case scenario – the worst is that poor office furniture leads to accident that your business may be fined, or worse sued for.
Quality furniture not only feels right, it looks good: While that may not seem like reason enough for installing it, there is a reason why all the biggest companies have the best looking offices, and it’s not because they have left over budget. Creating a beautiful and energising space for your staff to work in inspires them to create professional, creative work. The office is your best constant communication tool to set the vision and the tone for your company. The flip side of this is that potential clients and customers will take your business’s temperature based on your office. A slick, funky looking office with quality furniture is a lot more compelling then a budget basic office. Consider the way your office looks, and your office furniture like you would a logo, and work out what you want it to say about your team.
Quality office furniture is an investment: Investing in your office space by buying quality office chairs, desks and partitions is a smart business move. A chair may cost you half as much but if you have to replace it every few years, you’re not saving any money. Especially when you factor in the loss in staff productivity caused by dodgy furniture, and the boost that great furniture will be to your bottom line.