Without enough comfort, the benefits of a work done cannot be harvest. Inflection and tiredness at workplace are very basic. But proper furniture that is made keeping human biological science in mind can trim down them. Flexibility is the name of the game when it comes to office furniture these days. From chairs to desks to worktables, lot of items is on wheels. So that to make it easier to rearrange the office as needs change.
The office look depends on how well it is maintained. The office spaces and facilities must match the nature of their work. To understand it easily, read the given below points:
Comfort and functionality comes first
Offices have changed over the past few years. Just like more upbeat environments, with the focus on employee comfort and functionality offices are focusing on every aspect. It is a known fact that even the smallest thing in the office affects the performance of the people working there. Either it is an inanimate object like office furniture or something else, every aspect is important to be covered. The general impression among people is that the caliber and the skills of the people working in an office affect its growth and productivity. They do play the most important role, undoubtedly, but believe it or not, office furniture too plays an extremely major role in boosting the productivity of an organization.
Ergonomically designs are fast emerging
“These days heavy furniture is totally out and you will find sleek furniture, especially in corporate offices,” says architect Vipin Chutani of synergy creative enterprise. “Apart from the modular furniture, which is very much popular and in demand, ergonomically designs are fast emerging. It is a science of the body parts, in which the furniture is designed according the body parts of the body. Like what will be the height from the floor when somebody sits or slouch. In this the height and length of the workstation is decided keeping in mind the person’s figure. Even height of the drawer and distance between the employees fingers also considered. Placement of the computers at the right distance is also required,” adds Vipin.
Ergonomic experts have contrived physiology friendly furniture to hike up the energy degrees of employees. One of the big developments in recent years, experts say, is that companies, and their workers, are looking for more comfortable seating. “Of all the trends in office furniture, the change in chairs is probably the most significant,” says Raghav Nath, a Mumbai based Architect. One of the trends in ergonomic chairs is adjustable seating, where the width and depth of a chair can be programmed for each user and adjusted for each user with the touch of a button. These seats are growing in popularity with offices where different workers may use the same desk and the same chair. User friendly furniture provides the feeling of relaxation to human physical construction from various modes problems like backache, anxiety, stiff shoulder etc.
No heavy furniture
Between office interiors and productivity there is a direct link and can that be outlined in real terms. Explaining the current trends interior designer Lekha Vijay, explains, “In the competitive landscape, interiors do tend to become that an organization has to have, in terms of developing equity with employees or its visitors. It provides an insight into the very culture of the workplace. Just as they say, where clothes reflect a man’s personality the interiors reflect an office’s personality. Organizations are, therefore, becoming particularly careful in the way they do office furniture. With well designed spaces and furniture the efficiency and motivational levels of the people can be increased as it gives a good feeling.”
According to experts, they are seeing more and more companies move away from cubicles and into open, often u-shaped desk arrangements. These arrangements as cockpits, and says they are more efficient than the more traditional L-shaped cubicle design since workers can have all of their tools and equipment within easy reach. Eliminating the cubicle walls can also open up better communication between workers.
Modular furniture is taking front seat
‘Modular furniture’ which is made of pre-laminated particle boards is taking front seat in the offices now. These days we do workstations in either L-shaped or flat. While designing the furniture, most important thing is to keep in mind the posture. Thus while sitting or working in front of the computer one can sit straight as lot of people are facing neck problems these days.
A unique invention, called a sit- stand, allows for greater flexibility by giving user the ability to go from a sitting position to a standing one.. This type of furniture is especially useful in a computer call center. An employee has the ability to stand up while on the phone with a customer simply by pressing a lever under the work surface, which allows the whole surface to rise with him. Office furniture has become a lot more user friendly.