More office employees have been choosing to work longer hours than ever before, mainly in an effort to maintain a work-life balance. Why else might they be putting in these extra hours? It could be that they’re expected to maintain a heavier workload. But have you considered whether your office layout and furniture might be hindering productivity? As business processes evolve, the need for smart, modern office layouts will only increase. Some modern office furniture can help your employees catch up with the demands of a 21st-century office.
Adjustable Height Desks
Studies show that sitting at a desk for hours at a time causes back and neck stress, and can lead to serious long-term health complications. Adjustable height desks are a great way to contribute to the overall health of your employees and are a smart way to utilize space.
Acoustic furniture is designed to reduce the number of distractions and increase the ability of employees to concentrate on their tasks. Open office designs are great in some respects, but they can definitely provide many distractions which can hinder overall productivity. Acoustic furniture can also benefit your more introverted employees who may be suffering from having to function in an office space designed more for extroverted types.
Smart Conference Tables
When it comes to outfitting an office with furniture, conference tables are pretty low on the priority list for some managers. But including a smart, modern conference table in your design is actually one of the best investments you can make. With tech built-in to the table, your employees won’t be playing musical chairs trying to get the best access to electrical outlets. Plus, the reduction of wires makes your conference room much safer.
Filing cabinets are also not high on the office design priority list, but making sure that your filing system is designed well can lead to higher productivity and lower stress levels for your employees. Best of all, you don’t have to go with the ugly standard 5 tier metal cabinets anymore! There is a wide range of modern filing systems to choose from that can fit in with your existing office decor or be implemented as part of a new office design!
Ready to Transform Your Office Design With Some New Furniture?
American Design Associates, Inc. is a furniture dealer and design firm serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We strive to ensure that every customer ends up with the office design and furniture to help their business run for years to come. We have the expertise and resources to help you get your move off to a great stress-free start. 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 get more advice on furnishing your office space, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.