What items do you need in your new business space?
Setting up a new office can be as exciting as it is daunting but one element in particular that seems to appeal to most people is buying office furniture and equipment – that is of course until you look at the bill later on!
There are some key items that you want to ensure that you have in any business space, regardless of the type of business that you are operating. Here are our recommended items to include in your new business space to get your business off to a great start:
- Desks – you and your staff will need somewhere to work from. These desks, in terms of style and functionality, will depend very much on the type of work that you conduct. SOme office may need larger desk spaces for those employees that work in a design capacity whilst others may need smaller desks if they are only going to be working from the office space occasionally. You may also have multi-functioning desks or perhaps standing desks for any employees that have persistent back problems.
- Desk chairs – just as the desk you sit at is important you also want to be comfortable in the seat that you are sitting in. For those staff members who are going to be sat for long periods of time typing at a desk you should ensure that their chairs give them adequate back and neck support to help try and prevent muscle strains and cramps from occurring.
- Reception space – all offices need some kind of reception space to meet and greet visitors, clients and suppliers in. You should include a reception desk that may or may not be permanently manned by a member of staff and some Reception Chairs like the ones you can find at stockists such as bestbuy-officechairs.co.uk/reception-chairs/ for your guests to sit on.
- Noticeboards – these are a great addition to any work space and may be used to hold information such as your insurance certificates and H&S information or you may use them for your staff to plan their workload or projects. This will depend on the type of work that your business undertakes.
There are many other items that you may want to include such as kitchen items and perhaps some plants around the office. Plants are known to help clean the air around us and can also have an impact on staff wellbeing and productivity.