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Selecting Office Furniture For Your Work Place

By Cindy Trease

In order to select the perfect office furniture needed for your office, you need to consider who will be using it and what their roles are, the equipment that will be included, and what type of business it is.

Doctors and dentists often need a reception area, wherein the receptionist has a front desk, computer to look up patients and book appointments, and a phone. Her work place will need a task chair and a separate shelf included in her work space for a keyboard. The files are sometimes set up along the walls, each representing a patient. A file clerk needs lots of counter space to sort out files, alphabetize them, and so on.

The dentist or doctor has rooms for his patients, but he will also need his own office. He will have a phone with an intercom system for paging him, room on the side of his desk for personal files, and some additional shelving, or a book shelf for reference books and leaflets.

The furniture used for a telemarketing group will be very different. Groups such as this hire a lot of people to do strictly phone work. A computer will probably be used at each desk, so computer desks are needed. They obviously need phones, and a place on their desks for them, and they will probably be using ear pieces to communicate via phone.

Printing firms and publishing houses may need drafting tables and large counter tops in order to examine work for final approval. The computers are also used to pay attention to detail before printing, and some counter space is needed there, as well. Insurance offices, real estate office, and sales offices may all share the desks and equipment at different times, as these individuals usually work out of the office at least part of the day. They come back to check emails, print out information, and so on. They need computes, phones, and maybe some file cabinets, and a common printer for all.

The office space nearly always needs to be designed before the furniture, equipment, file cabinets, and so on are placed there. Procedure also needs to be considered, as it may involve the people at two or more desks working closely with each other. In this case, it would not make sense to put each at different corners of the room.

If you are the boss, you will want a private area of your own. Confidential information may be filed and stored away in your office, and they might have a lock on the drawer. You will need to be away from the rest of the office, and yet you need to be in close enough proximity to communicate with the staff as needed.

An ergonomic chair should be considered for certain staff members. Those who type a lot, and those who sit most of the day at their computers, need to feel comfortable in order to perform their duties efficiently. If someone is expected to be on the phone for most of the day, an ear piece should be available for him. Some office furniture is a bit more expensive, but it will be worth it when your staff is comfortable and produces accordingly.

Commercial office furniture can be very stylish. There are many different computer desks and we have the perfect ones for you!

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