1. Spike in Health Issues - You’ve started to receive more and more complaints from office staff about back and neck aches and pains. This often points to your chairs not offering a sufficient level of support. With OH&S regulations increasing, ergonomic chairs are essential, your task chairs should be equipped with intelligent mechanisms that can be adjusted to provide a tailored posture and lumbar support. Older chairs just can’t compare to modern chairs that are scientifically developed to suit the type of work in the tech-savvy 21st century workplace.
2. Your Furniture is Tatty, Dated or Malfunctioning – If you’ve got anything from a peeling leather lounge, bulky executive chair, broken filing cabinet or chairs that were on trend back in the 80’s then it’s time for an update. Keeping your office fully functional and contemporary is essential for a successful business. Employees will become frustrated with tired and tatty furniture.
3. Your Furniture Doesn’t Suit Your Brand– Your furniture speaks a lot about your company, if it’s old and outdated it leaves the door open for negative assumptions to be formed about the quality of your products and services. Have a read of our ‘first impressions count’ blog to learn some ways to influence positive impressions with your office furniture. The colour, quality and aesthetics of your furniture should be carefully selected to represent your branding.
4. The Office is A Mess –You’ve got paperwork lying around everywhere and need a good 15 minutes to find that important file you need for your next meeting! Many people find it hard to stay organised, mostly due to the lack of good storage methods available to them. Incorporate some filing cabinets, pedestals and paper trays into your office and you’ll automatically see a change. With a plethora of different storage units on the market you’ll have no trouble finding something to suit your requirements.
5. You’re Running Out of Space – Your company has grown and in turn your employees have multiplied. If that’s the case it’s certainly time to stop squeezing as many staff into the limited amount of desks you’ve had since 5 years ago. Consider getting recommendations from a furniture professional about how you can redesign your office layout to cater for your growing business.
6. Low employee morale – There can be an endless list of reasons for low morale, but don’t let your furniture be one. Consider giving your employees an upgraded breakout area, giving your employees a nice place to eat lunch and relax will encourage friendships and build a better vibe in the office. Providing a quality, clean, modern and ergonomic office to your employees will reinforce that you care for them and their wellbeing.