What effect is your office furniture is having on your employees?
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Your office furniture affects more than just the visual aesthetics of your office space. It can also have an impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of your employees. Employee wellbeing can be affected by the furniture choices you make, so here we explore the potentially negative impact that poor furniture choices could be having on employees.
Physical employee wellbeing
It is vital that you take steps to ensure that the office furniture that you are providing employees with is not having a negative impact on employee health. There are many ways in which this can happen. The most common of which is the occurrence of back and neck problems. The employee could suffer from chronic pain in the future if the furniture that is not appropriate. Because of this, you need to ensure that office furniture is the right height to allow people to work comfortably. The office chair and office desk both need to be comfortable to work in for upwards of eight hours a day.
Emotional employee wellbeing
It is important to remember that employees will spend eight hours, sometimes longer, in the office, 5 days a week. If the office is not a positive and welcoming place to be then this can be very oppressive and can hurt the emotional welling of your employees. Office furniture can impact this and furniture that is more visually pleasing can help to create a far better working environment. The layout of office furniture can also have an impact. High walls are becoming known for isolating people. However, workspaces are good for promoting interaction and collaboration. This has the potential to lead to increased productivity when put together properly. A good way to achieve this is through our varied range of screens and partitions.
When you are replacing your office furniture you should take employee comfort into account. Both physically and emotionally, your employees need to be comfortable. An employee that is not comfortable will be less productive and less focused than one who is comfortable. Making the right level of investment into your office furniture and considering the needs of your employees can make them more productive and more likely to stay working with you too.
This is something that we at United can help you with. You can get in touch with us here or contact us on 0870 890 0020.