Firms rarely purchase office furniture. They tend to buy only when a new employee arrives or when the old ones are not functional anymore. For big companies, buying commercial office furniture needs planning and detailed attention too! At this article, instead of giving you buying tips, I would like to present you with the buying don’ts — the various mistakes that you might commit when you are looking for commercial office furniture. Here they are:
Not allotting enough time for shopping and comparison.
Buying furniture is not like buying a bag or a shoe. This purchase may take up more time than the usual. In fact, most furniture companies would require a minimum of 8 weeks for their minimum time schedule. You can choose from pre-owned, in-stock or quick ship. Regardless of this, contract furniture may require a maximum of six weeks from the time order. After that, a minimum of two weeks should be allotted for the review of the styles. You will need a month or so if you wish to explore your options with regards to colors, styles and sizes.
Not prioritizing the comfort and convenience of employees.
These days, working in an office the whole day can e risky and tiring for the employee. Because of this, It is the responsibility of the company owners to provide their employees an ergonomic furniture. There are some types of furniture that you can choose to help in reducing the stress and various work distractions.
Not making office furniture as valuable as it really is.
A lot of company owners do not place too much importance on choosing the right furniture for their office. This is because they think that office furniture is just a simple commodity. What most company owners do not understand is the fact that choosing the best office layout as well as furniture can have a great impact on the productivity and performance of their employees.
Relying on a committee to design.
There is nothing wrong in seeking advice from various committees of a company. However, it is best that you also take the advice of design professionals into consideration. The final decision should come from one of the senior partners or the president of the company. In collaboration with the manager or one officer, they can decide based on the price, functionality, lead time, aesthetics as well as options.
Thinking value is similar with the price.
Most people think that the higher the price, the more valuable it is and vice versa. This is a common misconception that needs to be busted. Do not opt for furniture just because it is pricey. Keep in mind that you need to consider the function and features that it has. That is what value is all about. Avoid these mistakes and you will surely find the best office furniture that would suit your employees’ needs.