It may be a cliché, but you really do only get one chance to make a good first impression. This is especially true when potential clients or new hires are coming to your office for the first time. So, if your office furniture hasn’t been updated since the days when people were worried about Y2K, you may want to consider investing in new office furniture. Still not convinced that replacing old furniture should be a priority? Consider what replacing outdated furniture could say about your business.
You Care About Your Employees’ Health
There’s plenty of evidence suggesting that sitting is the new smoking in terms of what it can do to the spine and its supporting parts. Older office chairs aren’t likely to be ones that weren’t designed with ergonomics in mind. However, if you choose new office furniture that includes ergonomically designed chairs, you may benefit from:
• Fewer employee sick days
• Increased productivity because of added comfort
• Being able to attract new employees likely to appreciate working in a healthier workplace
Your Company Is Modern and Forward-Thinking
From updated workstations to a well-designed conference room with the right accent pieces, modern office furniture can give the impression that your business is focused on the here and now, and not stuck in the past. However, if you don’t give much thought to your office furniture, you may be unintentionally conveying the following messages:
• You’re resistant to change
• There’s no room for growth in your company
• You’re oblivious to your employees’ needs
• Your business isn’t financially sound enough to invest in new furniture
Your Business Is Poised for Growth
It’s perfectly fine to start out with basic office furniture when you’re just getting started. However, if you invest in new desks, cubicles, waiting area furniture, and other accessories, you are sending the message that your business is steadily growing. In other instances, opting to replace old office furniture could shut down untrue rumors that your company isn’t doing so well.
Replacing old furniture in your office doesn’t have to be something you do all at once. Start with what’s most noticeable and make other replacements and upgrades based on what fits into your budget. Another way to make furniture replacement affordable is to take advantage of the budget-pleasing selections available from Office Innovations. We can also help you understand what’s likely to work best in your workplace spaces. Additional services we offer include delivery, assembly, and reconfiguration.
Contact us today and we’ll help you find a solution that’s right for your office.