The trend of the last decade has been open planned offices that for the most part encourage communication and increase employee satisfaction. But what are the top trends of 2013?
1. Technologies on the rise - With tablets and multiple monitors becoming the norm, monitor arms that cater for all different types of devices and multiple screens are in high demand. Tablets have become a critical and capable device for many (or all) business processes. A good monitor arm ensures your devices will be positioned in an optimal position for comfort and productivity.
2. Is it Ergonomic? – Seems to be the question on everyone’s lips as employers seek furniture that is beneficial to their employees health, wellbeing and productivity. There’s been an increase in sales of height adjustable desks, mesh chairs and fully adjustable chairs. The shift comes with the increase in awareness of ergonomics and how harmful poorly designed furniture can be to our bodies and efficiency in the workplace.
3. Awesome breakout areas – Boring breakout areas are a thing of the past, 2013 has been the biggest year for bold and well thought out breakout areas. Between ottomans, lounges, stools and trendy chairs in a variety of colours, breakout areas are really becoming a place where staff can relax and unwind.
4. Be Green and keep them keen – Many people want furniture that is environmentally friendly from production right through to disposal. Lots of people are raising the question of whether their products can be recycled or reused at the end of their life-time. Being ISO 14001 certified for environmental management systems has been a great advantage for us.
5. Bench desking – Limited space has led to bench versions of workstations becoming the norm. Our Trak, Benchwork and Mint workstations are becoming increasingly popular. Benches can accommodate for more people and are also great for open planned offices, hot desking and activity based work.