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Put comfort first.
Nothing will hamper production more quickly than an uncomfortable work area. Office furniture desks should feature task areas with appropriate depth for access to tools and for task completion. A cramped desk area results in clutter, distraction, and discomfort that add up to a lack of productivity and, ultimately, profitability.
This is why ergonomic office furniture desks have become so popular in recent years. Ergonomic desking systems are designed to support proper upper body alignment. Work areas and seating support proper positioning of the neck, back, shoulders, arms, and elbows in a manner that minimizes muscle cramping and joint problems that can result from awkward seating arrangements.
The shape of a desk plays a determining role in comfort. The degree of curvature that a desking system requires depends primarily on the nature and items positioned on the desk. Curved edges are intended to make computer and communications equipment more accessible by letting the employee move his or her seat closer to the equipment.
Many job descriptions require an equal amount of computer work and document processing. Individuals who are developing plans and drawings, or working with legal sized copy, will require more surface area than office furniture desks designed primarily for computer and phone work.
Itemize task and equipment requirements.
Most office furniture desks are designed with computers and telephones in mind. Other devices, however, such as printers, fax machines, and portable computing devices, may also need to be positioned on an executive’s desk.
The proximity of each of these devices to the employee should be based on how often he or she uses a particular piece of equipment for task completion. Grommets must be drilled into the desk so that power and data lines can be run to optimally positioned communications and I.T. devices. Wires must then be concealed as much as possible to create an aesthetically balanced work area.
Assess personal storage requirements.
Many jobs require professionals to keep hard copies of all documentation. Important emails, invoices, and contracts are common examples. It is not always possible to exclusively dedicate an entire room in a smaller office to storage and filing.
This is why the most popular office furniture desks include both filing and storage areas. Professionals can organize their own paperwork and supplies within easy reach of their own personal production area.
Consult with an office space planner about customized OEM office furniture desks. Consider the benefits of a built-in desking system.
Cubiture™ provides free space planning services to Houston area companies looking to upgrade their office furniture systems. No purchase is required for this service.
Your office space planner can show you hundreds of office furniture desks from leading OEM manufacturers that can be customized to fit your specific work requirements. Customizations are made in a manner that preserves the appearance of the system while simultaneously upgrading its functionality.
Or, you can have our fabrication plant simply build custom desking systems into your existing offices. Built-in office furniture desks combine the advantages of maximized work space, built-in storage, and ergonomic task areas. A built-in desking system can wrap around 2–or even 3 walls of an office–exponentially multiplying task and storage areas in the process.
Because Cubiture™ owns its own fabrication facility, Houston companies can have their own desking systems custom built at significantly lower costs than mainline OEMs. Call Cubiture™ now at 713-412-0900 to inquire about customized office furniture desks and built-in desking systems designed with your company in mind.