DATE: 02/20/2018

Setting up a new office or revamping an existing one is no small task. You have to consider the layout, traffic paths, and how your team likes to work. In short, the office furniture solutions that you implement need to fit your workplace culture. But what does that mean? And how do you achieve it?

Let's begin with a simple question: what are the main traits of your company's culture? Here are a few things to consider — though this is not an exhaustive list!

  • Is the style of dress formal or casual?
  • Do employees keep personal items at or near their workstation?
  • Are staffers working standing, seated, or some of each?
  • Is your workspace for employees only, or do they welcome clients as well?
  • Are you looking for a classic, modern, or futuristic look?
  • Do you observe standard 9:00-5:00 hours or something more flexible?
  • Will your staffers be moving around, going from one task to another throughout the day?

The answers to these questions can help you decide which office furniture solutions you'll want to consider. They might also shed insight on the types of materials and finishes available. A formal conference room might necessitate a heavy wooden table, but a more casual workspace might do better with a series of modular desks in brushed steel and seating that can be moved around to suit the task at hand.

One of the best ways to research and select office furniture solutions is to consult with an office design and planning specialist. CBI Group has a long history of helping companies revamp their workspaces for maximum productivity and health. A professional office planner can help you make the most of your space and your budget while helping you create a design that fits perfectly with your business, staff, and customer base. Contact CBI Group today to make an appointment or to learn more about design services.