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How To Create A Work Effective Office Design

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Are you redesigning an office or designing one for the first time? If yes to one or the other, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help you get familiar with office design options and provide you some valuable tips on purchasing office furniture that enhances comfort and office functionality.

The right office furniture can make the work experience 50 times better than expected, including enhancing office productivity. The wrong office furniture can drastically reduce productivity and make employees suffer from severe physical and mental discomfort during work.

Office productivity isn’t just about having the latest technology. It’s about having properly designed office furniture and creating an appropriate office layout for the furniture. Your furniture should fit the look and décor of your office, no matter if old or new.

For example, a sleek, modern office should not have overstuffed chairs as furniture. Nor should a glass desk be incorporated in an office full of mahogany furniture. It will look out of place.

Once your décor is fitting, you can focus on ensuring the office furniture provides comfortable and spacious work conditions.

The most comfortable office furniture is ergonomic furniture. Ergonomic designs do not only look great but the furniture helps prevent common workplace injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and severe back pains.

When employees don’t have to worry about serious health consequences from working, they have an easier time staying on the job and make more profit for the business.

Here are tips on improving office productivity and functionality with furniture:

  • Have computer workstations for all administrative assistants. This will ensure your office administrative assistants have all the storage space they need for computer equipment while still providing them plenty of workspace.

  • If your office needs a more collaborative environment, go for an open office design. This design eliminates cubicles and makes all employees work in a shared area.

  • If your office needs more privacy, consider adding privacy panels and high cubicle walls to the design. These features will help with noise control and make the office environment less distracting.

  • Purchase return desks (L shaped desks) to provide plenty of work area and filing space in the office. Never again will employees have to leave the desk for files frequently needed.

  • Install wall space storage such as hang shelves or cabinets to make more floor space and keep the office looking neat.

  • Purchase multi-purpose technology. In a fast-paced office environment, it’s best to create one central place where employees can scan, copy, fax and print.

  • Last but not least, invest in rolling chairs and plastic chair mats. The rolling chairs will improve mobility during work and chair mats help protect wood flooring and carpeting alike.

No matter what you envision, Edwards & Hill is here to provide you quality furniture, great pricing and exceptional customer service. We can assemble your furniture; assist you with furniture project management and coordination services. We can also help you with interior design, space planning and more!

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

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Source: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/design-options-office-furniture-13743.html

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