As with other types of office furniture, choosing desks for your office can be overwhelming. Many managers concentrate on office layout when selecting desks, however, you should also pay attention to your employees’ workflow requirements. The shape of the desks you choose can facilitate workflow. Here are some tips on how to choose work desks based on their shape and your workflow requirements.
You’ll find many variations when shopping for office desks but the basic shapes are:
Desk shapes have certain advantages, however, also pay attention to its size too. Often, managers choose desks that are too big for their office spaces.
These are some of the most popular choices because they help save room by utilizing right angles and corners in an office. Corner desks are especially good for offices where you won’t have guests or where there is not much space. Placing computer monitors on one of the sides frees up space that can be used for other things such as paperwork. Corner and L-shape desks are also designed ergonomically to prevent employees from leaning forward and exerting pressure on wrists and elbows.
U-Shape desks and their cousins, 120-degree cluster desks offer more usable workroom. These desks are good for individuals who have a large workload on a regular basis. These desks are large, however, so make sure you have the room before purchasing them. Call centers can especially benefit from 120-degree desks as they deliver usable space that is easy to reach.
These are the most traditional desk types, even though they have no clear areas for separating work. However, if you put some thought into the placement of a computer and an area for paperwork, straight desks are a great choice because employees can easily collaborate with this configuration.
If you have questions about what desk shapes are best for your operation, Office Innovations is here to help. Contact us for a consultation.