5 Ways to Build Modern Furniture for Workspaces

5 Ways to Build Modern Furniture for Workspaces
30/05/2019 , by , in EXPERT ZONE

Authored by Hersh Pitroda, co-founder of Burosys.

Workspaces have undergone tremendous change in the recent years to reflect the modernity in work cultures. The demands of an average employee are different because the style of working, technologies used every day at work and requirements to fulfil professional objectives have evolved tremendously. Modern office furniture in turn must also undergo transformation to facilitate the workforce.

Modern office furniture has been categorised according to different specifications to match workplace requirements like usage of technology, office space and design, amount of time to be spent by employees utilising the furniture, and many more. Many offices order their furniture to be customised as required.

Listed here are five ways to build modern workplace furniture:

Integrated Technology: Modern day workplaces demand integration of technology with the furniture for the ease of doing business. Use of technology at workplace differs significantly from office to office. This has given rise to the trend of designing office spaces that integrate digital-based business processes and tech. New and evolving capabilities, such as those within Internet of Things (IoT) devices, are changing the ways people work. More than just a buzzword, IoT is creating a more connected, intelligent workplace.

Flexibility: Space crunch is a problem that modern offices face on daily basis. Flexible furniture is the solution to this problem with easily movable and resizable desks, tables and chairs. As they are on wheels, these modular components can easily move around. Even large desks and workstations can be shifted from one place to another because they are built to facilitate flexibility in usage and office designs. One of the biggest benefits of such as transition is that it allows collaboration between employees for all sorts of projects and even boosts dynamic creation of new teams.

Various spaces, that fit various needs:Millennials and the generations after that have grown-up in very social and collaborative environments. However, one still wants his/her personal space and adequate privacy to focus on their work-related tasks. Open floor plans with a variety of functional spaces can provide an ideal solution to this. Blended offices offer a mix of private, semi-private and open workspaces, which offers benefits for all employees according to their designations.

Ergonomics workstations:  Needless to say, the entire purpose of comfortable office furniture fails if ergonomics are ignored. Investing a little time and money to making sure that desks and computer screens are at appropriate heights, and that office chairs provide good back and spinal support will go a long way in boosting employee efficiency.

Glass walls & door: Glass walls and doors in the office workplaces have been trending for years now, and they offer a modern and cutting-edge look to an office’s interior design.

They also serve two essential benefits to the employees in the workforce:

  • Natural Light: Allowing abundant sunlight and daylight to filter into the office makes the workplace surroundings healthier and livelier. Artificial light can cause actually contribute to increase in stress levels. Natural light has excellent health benefits, one of the essential ones being it doesn’t stress out the eyes.
  • Transparency: This benefit is a mixed bag of pros and cons. While it shatters the illusions of privacy, it also promotes transparency at workplace. People can see what others are doing which helps to promote bonding and interactions across teams. Glass walls and doors also remove the feeling of isolation which can take over people due to eight hours of cubicle desk jobs. The glass walls and doors are relatively sound-proof, so they still allow people to concentrate and focus on their work.

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