Blog | How Your Office Furniture Affects Productivity

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Every business owner wants their employees to be productive at work. But have you often thought about how your choice of office furniture may dictate their productivity?

At Yorkshire Office Group, we’re experts in office furniture. Therefore, we’ve devised a helpful list of ways you can modify your office to help improve employee productivity:

The Layout Must Suit Your Business

You should firstly consider whether your employees will be working mostly alone, or if they’ll need to work in teams frequently.

Open plan offices are a great way to allow employees to feel included, and to allow for collaborative working. However sometimes you may also want areas within your office to be segmented accordingly.

Office furniture such as storage solutions can be a great way to allow for an open plan space, but also to give the impression of individual areas within it.

In almost every business, privacy and confidentiality is required at some point. Therefore, ensuring that your office layout includes a separate office area or at least a portioned off area is crucial.

Employees will feel much more organised if they know they have a dedicated space available to hold any internal or external meetings.

If you’re not sure what type of office layout will work best for your business, get in touch with the team at Yorkshire Office Group. Creating workspaces that work is our business. You can learn about our bespoke design service here.

Desks Must Suit Your Way Of Working

Desks are available in a huge variety of styles and shapes to really suit your company’s brand, and your way of working.

If space is limited, you could consider desk systems that can be linked together, and that have storage solutions underneath.

For employee comfort, height adjustable desks are an extremely popular choice. The legs can be easily raised or lowered to the perfect height with just the turn of a handle.

Bench desks are also a good option if your office is segmented into teams, so that employees are able to work closely with certain individuals, without disrupting others. This could be the perfect solution for a call centre environment for example. These types of desks are also often low cost as they share structural components.

To take a look at some examples of desks and how they could be suited to your office environment, visit our website.

Chairs Must Be Comfortable

Ensuring that your employees are physically comfortable is one of the most important and easiest ways to allow them to be productive. You likely spend hours every week sat down at your desk and a bad chair can lead to serious spinal issues and back problems.

There are various types of chairs and seating available to suit any office environment and any budget.

If you’re looking to upgrade your reception area, you should consider making a great first impression with something sophisticated. The York Reception Chairs available from Yorkshire Office Group are a good example of this.

Likewise, the Sheffield Conference Chairs could be the perfect addition to your boardroom or meeting room.

For your office itself, Harrogate Executive Chairs are an extremely popular and versatile style of office chair.

However, for the ultimate in comfort, you may opt for Orthopaedic Chairs that are specially designed to promote good posture. They ultimately help with back problems as they provide more support than regular office chairs.

Every Employee Needs Suitable Storage

When was the last time you found yourself scrambling around your desk looking for those papers that you had a couple of days ago?

It’s important to remember that a tidy desk is a tidy mind.

Wasting time and energy looking for missing papers is so common within an office environment but can very easily be resolved.

Offering a variety of storage solutions will help employees stay organised, and to feel more motivated for their work.

Desk organisers are a great way to store paperwork and accessories that you need access to regularly. Whilst filing cabinets are a great way to organise dormant and ongoing work, as well as crucial company information.

Your Employees Need Space For Breaks

It’s really important that your employees are able to spend their breaks away from their desks.

It’s a well-known fact that concentration often lapses in the afternoon. However, spending time away from the working environment can allow your employees to recharge their batteries and be fully focused again when they return.

A separate space within your office such as a staff room where employees can relax and chat amongst themselves will keep you team feeling motivated and happy at work.

In order to do this, comfortable furniture in your canteen area is crucial. Take a look at the range of Leeds Bistro Chairs available from Yorkshire Office Group which are the perfect choice of seating for a relaxing environment.

If you’re a new business, or an established business that’s looking to improve productivity within your office, we can help you.

Based in WakefieldYorkshire Office Group work with clients around the surrounding areas including Leeds, Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, York, and more.

We are proud to also offer a consultation, design and installation service! To find out more, give our friendly team a call on 01924 88 88 00, email us at or click here to book a free consultation.


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