Month: October 2013
Changing Office Furniture? Go Modular.
Choosing the right furniture for your office space is not only important but essential for the success of your company. Why? Because the right office furniture ensures the comfort of your staff and encourages their productivity. But when you have to balance the different needs and preferences of your staff with your organization’s goals and image, what type of office furniture should you choose? We suggest modular office furniture. Here are a few reasons why:
By definition, modular office furniture is actually pre-made furniture units, including desks, chairs, storage cabinets, workstation units and wall partitions that can be combined and arranged in different configurations to furnish an office or establish a workspace. Much like the pieces of a puzzle, the modular office furniture units may vary in shape and size, however they are made in such a way that any combination of the pieces can be put together to create a unique and private work space for each individual employee, establish a collaborative team environment, or both (i.e. a collaborative team environment while respecting the individual workspace needed for your people to work optimally )—whatever is needed to get the most out of your employees and meet your organizational goals. In addition, some units can be designed to be ergonomically friendly. Talk about getting the best of both worlds!
Another reason why we recommend modular office furniture is because of its flexibility and adaptability to the actual office space and, of course, mobility if that office space changes. In other words, a set of modular office furniture units, particularly workstations, can be arranged one way for closed-in office space, and re-arranged another way in an open area — each arrangement optimizing the use of the workspace at hand.
A third reason for recommending modular office furniture is that it can be budget friendly. Modular units range from inexpensive cubicle units to more expensive executive furniture units. The furniture pieces purchased can be limited to the pieces needed to create an optimal workspace for your employees in order to stay within any budget constraints. Additional pieces can be added at a later date if your budget permits and the need arises.
A fourth reason for recommending modular office furniture is that it is environmentally friendly. Many modular office furniture units are made out of recycled materials. You would know by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification stamp found on each unit.
Finally, in general, they are made to last! There are very few cases where a modular unit would need to be replaced or repaired due to damage.
Flexibility, adaptability, cost-effectiveness, environment friendliness and durability, plus no compromise on professional looks—all good reasons why modular office furniture should be your organization’s first choice for furnishing an office space.