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How can office furniture affect productivity?

With so much time spent at work, workplaces have begun to realise how important our surroundings are. And now more than ever as people make their way back to the office, its clear that this is an area that needs some attention in order to contribute to high levels of productivity, employee happiness and staff retention. There are several factors in play when it comes to the interior fit-out of your office. Comfort, colour and layout are some of the key ones. Let’s take a look.

Comfort
This doesn’t just include the cushioned seat you sit on, but an all-inclusive definition of comfort. From your seated position to the height of your desk and monitor to the brightness of your surroundings and the ergonomic design of your furniture. We specialise in getting it right for you and your business. If you’re considering updating your workspace and need some help with the design and process, our experienced team can help from initial design right through to installation and delivery. See our active and ergonomic range, and make a commitment to staff wellbeing.
Colours
Colours should be chosen carefully to accurately reflect your brand as they contribute hugely to the productivity of an office. Colours have a psychological effect on people, making the colours inside an office an even more important part of a working environment. Blues and greens have been shown to improve focus and efficiency and reds and yellows promote focus and creativity. Furniture is a great way to introduce a splash of colour into your office and we can help advise on your design.


colourful wating room
Layout

Your office might occasionally be hectic, and could get loud and a little chaotic from time to time. We have a number of solutions to counteract the difficulties this causes. Breakout spaces are places for spontaneous collaboration in times of need. Offering an easy way to grab a focused area to deal with arising issues and emergency situations, adding a breakout space acts as a relief from sitting at a desk all day - which many are of us are not used to anymore. We also have furniture designed to promote focussed work. You can adapt your current workspace with acoustic booths and isolation pods for those times your team needs undivided focus during the day.

You’ll also want to take things like natural light into account when laying out your floor plans. Having access to natural light can improve productivity whereas a lack of natural light can have a negative impact and even cause headaches, dizziness and blurred vision over some time.

communal workspace area

This quick guide is just an introduction to improving productivity in your office and there are a lot more factors that contribute to an exceptional workspace. The Modern Office team can help improve the surroundings in your office, which can create efficiencies in your workforce. Contact us today to see how our process works and what we can offer!

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Bethlehem Baptist Church / Staff

Bethlehem Baptist Church / Staff

"Bethlehem Baptist staff have been very pleased with the furniture we have purchased through Modern Office. In particular we have found the office furniture of a high quality. As a company they have been very easy to work with."

Bruce Thompson / Vulcan Steel Tauranga

Bruce Thompson / Vulcan Steel Tauranga

"Juliet and the team did a great job. We can’t fault the service or the resulting fitout. Very pleased to have been able to do business with you again and it is always good to support local business.”

Matt Stevenson / CEO / HSM Group

Matt Stevenson / CEO / HSM Group

"HSM are delighted with the service received from Modern Office in undertaking the office furniture project for its new premises. The furniture suggested looks amazing and provides the right levels of space and storage as well as looking great. Their delivery and setup, as well as the communication with them and the prompt response has been fantastic and we would highly recommend them."

Kevin Marsh / Interior fit-out Project Manager / Property and Project Consulting Ltd

Kevin Marsh / Interior fit-out Project Manager / Property and Project Consulting Ltd

“Modern Office provided a range of height-adjustable desking, storage, and meeting room furniture for our WRC project. We found the team to be cooperative and flexible, and the risk management they applied during the Covid-19 lockdown meant we were kept informed of progress. A feature of the service provided was the support they provided during the installation phase, their on-site crew was outstanding and delivery and installation of furniture was achieved on time, every time.”

Kate / Chow Hill Architects Ltd

Kate / Chow Hill Architects Ltd

"The service I received as an interior designer is of a very high standard with extremely competitive pricing and a large and impressive range of furniture. I use Modern Office for the majority of my projects."

Annmarie Lee / General Manager Growers / Seeka

Annmarie Lee / General Manager Growers / Seeka

"Working with Modern Office was a really good experience. We required a complete fit out of new furniture for our new premises and I would go as far as to say they were the best contractor we used in the whole build. The service was outstanding – very professional and approachable. We are very happy with the products and the advice provided, and the staff feedback has been positive. I have already recommended Modern Office to others."

Melissa McBride / Office Manager / Hawkins

Melissa McBride / Office Manager / Hawkins

"We were extremely happy with everything. Very efficient and hassle free. Thanks heaps to you and your team for all your help."

Kieron Wain / National Projects Manager / SSA New Zealand

Kieron Wain / National Projects Manager / SSA New Zealand

"Please pass on my thanks to your team…they did a great job! They removed every bit of wrapping…I couldn’t tell they had been there it was that tidy. They asked for guidance where the desks needed to be placed and went about their business until the job was completed…very professional. Thanks for your support."