Do You Need Office Desks As Part Of Your Refurbishment?
Is your office looking dated? Is some of your office furniture beginning to fall apart and perhaps even becoming unsafe? Are your employees having to work in a dull and dinghy environment? Saying yes to any of these questions could mean it is time to refurbish your office. Research shows a pleasant and brighter atmosphere makes your employees more productive and reduces the number of sick days. Absenteeism costs employers millions of euros every year. Here we look at ways you can improve your office environment, which in the long run is cost effective.
Where To Start
One of the first things a lot of people consider is the colour scheme. Bright orange walls with purple office desks and red filing cabinets might sound awesome, but could be far to overwhelming to make your office productive. Using neutral colours is usually the best but be sure not to use too much white as it can feel too clinical. Amongst some of the more popular choices is pale blue, magnolia and light shades of pink or green. These colours are associated with creating a feeling of wellbeing, which is good for your office as happier employees work better.
Once you have decided on your colour scheme the next thing to look at is your lighting.
Don’t Under Estimate The Importance Of Good Lighting
Good lighting in your office is very important and the benefits should not be underestimated. These days it is generally agreed the best type of lights are LED for a number of reasons:
- They give an even light that is easily adjustable if the need arises.
- They do not make the noises associated with some fluorescent lights.
- LED lights need a lot less maintenance than incandescent or fluorescent lights. They will last for years without needing a bulb change.
- They are cheaper to run by quite a large margin, and you will see a drop in your utility bills if you change to LED lighting.
The positive effect of good lighting on your employees has been detailed in the EU’s Lighting for People project. This explains that good lighting will help to make your staff more productive as it helps to control their body clock and reduces eyestrain. In poor lighting employees may have twist or stretch to read something, which when carried out repeatedly can eventually cause muscle or back damage, so should be avoided.
Now the advantages of good quality lighting in your office are obvious lets move on to office desks and other office furniture.
Using The Right Office Desks
There is an almost unlimited range of office desks to choose from. Which ones you should buy depends partly on where they have to fit. You need to consider if they will be against a flat wall, in an open space or in a corner. Do you want them to have fixed draws or a separate draw unit? Do you want them to have draws at all? Then we are back to colour schemes. Office desks can be made from wood or metal and come in many different colours, so now is the time to pick ones that match your colour scheme.
In some cases computer workstations are needed instead of full size desks, and again there is a huge variety available. In a computer based office you may also need to consider printer stands and furniture to accommodate other peripherals.
Time To Look At Other Office Furniture
Seating for your employees is important. If they will be sitting at office desks all day long then you should give seating some consideration. There are executive chairs, chairs designed to help posture and a range of bases. They are also available in many different materials, including leather and lots of hardwearing fabrics. You want your employees to be comfortable, so making the right choice for office chairs may be influenced by their preferences.
As offices become increasingly paperless filing cabinets may not be as popular as they once were, but they still are a very useful piece of office furniture. You may prefer office cupboards, shelving units or bookcases for storage purposes. Cabinets with a wide range of doors and various locking options are available. The choice is endless.
If you have chosen office desks without drawers, do you need to make sure your employees have a locker for their personal belongings? Leaving bags and other things on the floor can prove to be a tripping hazard that could cause someone to be injured.
Now we are down to the smaller items such as desk tidies, mouse mats, whole punches, staplers, desk trays and a whole array of little things that make life easier for your employees. Take a look at our website to check out the vast amount of things available for desktops.
At Loco Office Supplies we can help you with your office furniture, consumables, and with your office technology. From computer hardware and software to fax machines and dictaphones, you should consult with our experts to get all the assistance and advice you need. We can also help you with all your media supplies, office machines and computer accessories.
Our range exceeds 22,000 products so you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for at prices that will not break the bank. With next day delivery on most purchases, you cannot go wrong using Loco Office Supplies.
The Final Consideration
Now you have a beautiful new office all kitted out and ready to go. All that is left to do is to get your employees back in and working. To entice them back into your new office we can even supply tea, coffee and other goodies for your kitchen.
If there is anything you want to discuss about your office furniture or supplies do not hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 01 685 2558, email us at [email protected] or send a message using our contact form and we will get in touch with you.