DATE: 08/14/2017

Few things hold as much promise and possibility as an empty office space. If you're putting together your first office furniture layout, you might already feel overwhelmed by the options. Are tall cubicles still preferred by businesses, or are low cubicle walls better? Collaborative spaces are fashionable these days, but how do you know if they'll be useful for your business? What about waiting rooms or reception areas—how do you know what your clients need? If you've been hearing about adjustable height work desks, for example, you might have a score of questions about them. Are they worth the investment? It can seem impossible to know how much of a difference your office furniture layout can make—but not if you do your research.

OSHA says that musculoskeletal disorders cause or exacerbate about 1/3 of workplace-related injuries. Conditions caused by uncomfortable work stations or repetitive movement leads to decreased productivity, missed work hours, higher employee turnover (which means more money spent on training hours) and poor office morale. Ergonomic workstations can go a long way toward relieving or lessening the impact of musculoskeletal issues.

Desks that adjust to accommodate seated or standing workers are increasingly popular for good reason. When you include these in your office furniture layout, you offer your staff the opportunity to choose what works best for them. That enables your workers to choose what works best for them, which is better for your bottom line.

If this is your first time putting together an office layout from scratch, it's normal to feel a little intimidated. It's also okay to bring in some help. An office planner from CBI Group will know all the tricks of the trade. They can help you find the perfect pieces at the best prices. An office planning specialist can guide you as you create an exceptional office furniture layout—one that will inspire clients, motivate staff and help bring your business into the future. Contact CBI Group for more information on office planning and design, or to visit the San Antonio or Austin showrooms.