Seven Factors to Look for When Choosing Office Furniture

Furniture

Overwhelmed by how many options are out there for an office furniture buyer?  To make it a little easier for you we decided to put together this list of the seven most important things to keep in mind when considering a particular product.

Aesthetics
The look of your workplace can play a very important role in the success of your company. Studies have shown that an aesthetically pleasing office can help with attracting and retaining top talent. 

Ergonomics
The science of designing a workplace with the abilities and needs of your employees in mind, also known as ergonomics, should be factored into every piece of office furniture you purchase. From footrests, to adjustable monitor arms, to chairs that properly support the lower backs of your employees, ergonomics can have a major impact on the productivity, health, and happiness of your team members. 

Adjust-ability/Flexibility
Employees come in all different shapes and sizes, which is why the office furniture you choose needs to have the flexibility required to meet their individual needs.  Investing in furniture that can be adjusted to the specifications of your employees can help keep everyone in the office comfortable and focused on their work.

Warranty 
Office furniture is an important investment, and you want to be sure that the pieces you choose are backed by dependable warranties. This will ensure that if you experience an issue with your office furniture, you’ll be able to have it dealt with quickly and affordably.

Multi-functionality 
To maximize your budget, pieces of furniture can be purchased with multiple functions in mind. For example, lounge or storage furniture can also be used for collaborative or meeting spaces.  Similarly, tables can be designed to move around the office as they’re needed, making them perfect for in-house presentations, training programs, strategy sessions in the board room, and much more.

Impact on Employee Wellness 
The right office furniture can greatly impact the lives of your employees. In fact, several studies have found that choosing office furniture that is both comfortable and ergonomically considered can have a major impact on employee happiness, as well as their productivity.

Brand Reputation 
When choosing office furniture, it’s important to work with a brand that has earned a reputation as a leader.  Always choose products from office furniture brands who are all known for using quality building materials and are committed to delivering the best furniture in an environmentally responsible way.

Want to learn more about what to look for in office furniture or an office furniture provider?  Check out our complete Furniture Buyers Guide today!

Cory Porteous
Marketing Manager
Office Interiors