Office furniture can say a lot about your company and your employees. It can be a lot of pressure to choose the right furniture for yourself, your employees, and your clients. Read on for three common mistakes that will cost more later on financially and otherwise.
The truth is, change is the only thing you can really count on and not buying furniture that can be adapted might be a costly mistake later on. Furniture should change as businesses do. Cubicles are steadily going out of style, favoring more communal work areas, stocked with standing desks and mobile work stations in some offices. Mobile furniture with multi-functional office furniture that can be adaptable as there are needs can help meet the needs of employees and help keep work moving consistently with minimal wasted time or opportunities.
Being Too Frugal
Money is a difficult thing to part with, especially if you are an up and coming business. Office furniture takes some damage on a daily basis though, and so sacrificing quality items that will last longer for a cheaper option isn’t worth it. Comfortable furniture that is ergonomic will no doubt be a benefit to you and your employees. Less frequent repairs and replacements will save you money in the long run, especially if you get a good warranty that will stick through any depreciation.
Not Considering Your Employees
Your employees are the backbone of your company and their needs as far as furniture may be varied. It is rare to be able to create a one-size-fits-all environment, but you will be sure to fall short if you don’t take your employees concerns and needs into consideration. Consider the employees that thrive in collaborative environments, and the employees who work better alone. If you are planning privacy cubicles for people then be sure to include comfortable furniture. Consider more low-key conference rooms or areas for people who aren’t as collaborative in nature. Make sure your employees are able to work their hardest and are at their most comfortable.
Choose American Design Associates for Your Office Needs
American Design Associates, Inc. is a design firm and furniture dealer serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We strive to ensure that every customer ends up with the perfect office design to made them and their employees feel at home. We are in the business of helping businesses and we have the expertise and resources to help you move to a new office or redesign your current one stress free. Visit us online to see what we can do for you or give us a call at (410) 823-5500. To see examples of our work and to get more advice on furnishing your space follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.