Every employee is different. All prefer different styles, color, and comfort of furniture, making purchasing furniture for the office very difficult. Of course, you want employees to enjoy their workspace, but you also want to stay within budget.
The office furniture experts at PVI understand that purchasing furniture is tough. Below, we have outlined several tips to keep in mind the next time you are purchasing office furniture to create an environment that your employees will love.
Choose Comfort Over Looks
Chances are you as well as your employees will be sitting in new office chairs for an average of eight hours a day, five days a week. There are many chairs that look nice, but if they aren’t comfortable to sit in you may have unhappy and uncomfortable employees.
At PVI, we suggest coming into our office furniture warehouse and testing out our chairs for yourself! If you don’t think you could sit in it for hours at a time, chances are your employees won’t either.
Have a Plan and Budget
If you are purchasing furniture for your new office, you know it can be a large investment. Before you make a commitment to furniture, always have a plan on how many desks, chairs, and tables you need for your space. If you are unsure how to organize the number of new desks you need in your limited space, contact an office interior designer to help you with space planning.
After you know exactly how many pieces you need for your office, always have a budget. Depending on the brand and style, office furniture can come in a range of prices. Having a budget will allow you to narrow down choices and help you make your decision.
Ask Employees First
Ultimately, employees will be using their new office furniture daily. To best satisfy them, ask some of the following questions:
- What do you like about the current office setup?
- What do you dislike about the current setup?
- What would you like to see in the next office setup?
Knowing what employees want in office furniture will help in deciding if they want more of an open floor plan, cubicle workspace, file cabinets, etc. When employees enjoy their workstation, they will be more productive and feel more proud of their place of work.
Contact PVI to Purchase Office Furniture
If you are still struggling to purchase new furniture for your office, contact PVI. We have been providing office furniture to businesses and organizations in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia for over 24 years. Owning the largest office furniture warehouse in Maryland, we can help you find furniture that is perfect for your office and that your employees will love.
Contact PVI today to learn more!