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How office furniture affects productivity

Office furniture is an important consideration at the best of times, but it seems that many businesses are placing more emphasis on creating comfortable work environments now that many employees are returning to the office.

If you’ve ever thought of office furniture simply as desks and chairs where employees work, it might come as a surprise to you to learn that office furniture has been proven to affect productivity in the workplace. Read on to find out how…

Comfort over aesthetics

While it can be tempting to splash out on furniture that looks stylish or that matches your branding, taking the time to invest in ergonomic furniture can help to provide a beautiful, comfortable office space to work in while also helping to increase productivity.

The working day makes up a large portion of most of our days, so providing comfortable, ergonomic furniture will help to reduce all those physical distractions that can crop up because of being uncomfortable. We’ve all sat at our desk with a stiff neck or sore back muscles, and we’ve probably all been less productive as a result.

Why not remove small distractions for your employees by investing in ergonomically designed furniture?

Banish the long-term effects

As well as the day-to-day benefits that choosing ergonomic office chairs can bring, the health of your employees should also be a long-term concern. Studies have shown that the following factors can have a long-term effect on health:

  • Poor posture
  • Lack of natural light
  • Poor air quality
  • Lack of movement throughout the day
  • Noise issues

These issues can lead to employees needing to take more time off work, therefore reducing overall productivity. Sometimes, boosting productivity over the long term can be achieved by making simple changes to furniture choices (why not try standing desks to improve posture, for instance?) Remember, furniture also includes things like office storage equipment, which can directly affect productivity by providing a more ordered environment.

How we can help you improve productivity

At Crown Workspace, we understand the importance of furnishing your office and can assist you every step of the way when it comes to furnishing your office.

We offer a wide range of tailored furniture services, including auditing, remanufacturing, resale, donation, consultancy, installation and furniture sales, and can support you whether you are having an office clear-out, relocating or refreshing your office, expanding your team or operating normally. Visit our dedicated furniture service page to find out how we can help you to enhance your business.

More than just furniture

Regrettably, not all the issues that affect productivity can be fixed by changing or upgrading your furniture. Air quality and natural light can often only be improved by making changes to your overall office design.

Whether you require small works to adjust your workspace and meeting rooms or you have a substantial office interior design and refurbishment project, Crown Workspace provides an extensive range of high-quality sustainable fit-out interior solutions to create workplaces that inspire and excite whilst delivering increased wellbeing and sustainability.

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