Furniture serves a lot of roles in the office, but among the most important of them is to keep workers comfortable. When it doesn't provide any comfort, there are a host of negative effects, including bad employee morale and strained muscles.
When people spend extended hours at their computers, as most people do in an office, that furniture should work well with the human body. It should be designed to not put too much pressure on any point of the body. It should allow for a freedom of movement that keeps limbs from getting stiff and sore. Ergonomic furniture allows for natural movement as well as accommodating the body without creating pressure points. Virtually every type of office furniture comes in ergonomic designs to keep people from developing muscle cramps and other problems.
Allowing for Standing
Now that the dangers of too much sitting are known, it's important to offer the employees who would rather stand during the day office furniture that allows them to do just that. Workstations that allow for both sitting and standing allow workers to change their positioning as needed to keep from too much sitting. These workstations allow for the quick change between sitting height and standing height so that there is no downtime needed to make the switch. This can mean better health for employees as well as giving them more control over their working environment and their own health.
Flexible Work Areas
With the importance of both cutting costs and keeping employees happy, there are many ways that office furniture can do both these things. By making specific areas for mixed-use, the company can get by perfectly well with less space and fewer pieces of furniture. Office furniture that converts or changes size can help with these flexible spaces. A conference room, for instance, could also become a break room and an area to store important documents. Office furniture that does double duty, such as a filing cabinet that also functions as a table, will help you to achieve this.
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