Smart Office Furniture in Colorado Springs Greatly Enhances Workplaces
Written by: Rob GandleyPosted on: January 13, 2015
Offices have long been limited to using collaborative shared spaces and furniture to meet spacing and cost restrictions, but such a trend might be soon replaced by something else that meets specific user needs. More than ever before, comfort is a major concern among businesses, with more employees being tasked to spend longer periods of time in front of their computers. A good mix of stylish, but functional office furniture can breathe new life and provide relief to the most plain-looking and austere of workplaces.
An article on the Sydney Morning Herald website discusses the gradual rise of the “hot office environment”. A “hot” office is a workspace that that has a very informal “living room” feel to it. Instead of restricting workers to their desks, hot offices encourage employees to take their work with them and lounge on couches and/or sofas strategically placed around the workplace. Technology companies that worked with laptops and other portable devices were quick to adopt this office layout, and it is slowly finding its way into other businesses as well.
The line between office and living room is slowly blurring, thanks to trends such as the hot office design approach. Whether your business needs informal furniture to liven up the workplace or not depends on the nature of your work, and how it will help your people. There is little point in adding a chair that is more distraction than inspiration, after all. If you do need such pieces, you should seek specialty dealers such as Pear Workplace Solutions that provide office furniture to Colorado Springs businesses.
There is more to selecting office furniture than just looks. Many furniture built specifically for workplace setting have ergonomic features to them, which can subtly improve employee performance. Standard office chairs encourage good posture for those who use them, even for long hours of non-stop work. Those businesses who feel that their people could use some non-standard furniture such as sofas and lounge chairs should first carefully weigh the pros and cons of having such items on floor.
Regardless of what type of furniture a business settles upon, it has to be smart when selecting a supplier to purchase it all from. Startups who get too excited to buy innovative and artsy furniture might burn through their initial capital quickly. The safer, wiser option would be to buy used office furniture in Colorado Springs in order to save up on cash without sacrificing basic comfort.
(Source: The post-desk 'hot environment' is coming, smh.com.au, Jul. 9, 2014)