Industry Trends in Office Furniture

When you’re in the market for new office furniture, purchasing well-constructed pieces that last a long time is critical. After all, you want to get your money’s worth.

Two other factors, or trends, are proving to be equally important. The first is ensuring that you future-proof what you buy. The second is paying attention to the well-being of your workers. Read more about both these emerging trends below.

If Flexibility is King…

Technology changes constantly. Because of this many employers have begun to demand that workspaces have an element of flexibility to allow them to respond to essential changes that may not be apparent now but may be important five or 10 years from now.

It is difficult to predict what the future holds in terms of work and work spaces. Consider that many positions that are commonplace today did not exist at all thirty years ago. Conversely, with the advent of artificial intelligence, predictions say that many jobs will be obsolete in the future.

Most companies can’t accurately predict what will happen, although they know that change will come. Flexible workspace design and adaptable furniture that can work in a variety of situations are essential.

Workspaces can be a significant expense for businesses, so efficient space utilization is essential. Choose furniture that will allow your business to grow. Continuously monitor what your workspace needs as it will allow you to adapt to changes before they become an issue.

Well-Being is Queen.

It’s about more than comfort. Wellness has become an integral part of the workplace and that’s begun to spill over into office furniture design and planning.

The popularity of sit/stand desks has increased in recent years to combat the adverse health effects of sitting the entire day. These improvements, along with other designs that improve musculoskeletal health, decrease pain and improve productivity and happiness can only be expected to increase in the near future.

It’s not a secret, our environment has a significant impact on our physical, mental and emotional health.

Happy employees are more productive and less likely to search for another job. High turnover is costly to businesses and it is in the business’s best interest to hire the best people and keep them for as long as possible. Given that a person spends a large part of their waking hours in the office environment, it’s not only a good business decision but a good decision from a human perspective to create a space that is comfortable, clean and happy.

If you’re looking for new office furniture, Office Innovations can help. Our professionals can provide you with sound advice on designing and choose furniture for your workspace.

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