If you work in an office, it’s likely you spend a lot of time there; maybe even more than you spend at home! So, it’s not hard to see why you want to make it as nice a place as possible – just as you do to your house – and taking the time to design it carefully really pays off in the long-term. Not only will you enjoy being at work far more, it’ll also increase productivity and help the overall mindset of both you and your employees.
In collaboration with contemporary office furniture company Calibre Office Furniture, North West Digital want to help you to get your office furniture and workspace right. And something that both we and Calibre know a fair few things about is co-ordinating well-designed furniture with your office necessities and devices, so if you need a little organisational help where this is concerned, our advice may just save you from an office disaster!
Desk Space Decisions
It’s definitely a good idea to plan what you’ll be putting on your desk before you make a purchase, so you’ll need to ask yourself a couple of basic questions; will you be wanting your printers, scanners and faxes on the desk to allow for easy reach? And how large is your computer or laptop and what extras would you like to have? Once you start to figure out what you want, you’ll have a better understanding of how big a desk you’ll need and the optimum style for you.
For example, if you do want to load your office desks with your devices so that everything’s in easy reach, then a good idea is to go with a two-sided desk such a Calibre’s Sterling executive office desk. This’ll give you plenty of room and your appliances can remain separate from your work area.
On the other hand, if you want more of a minimal look, then perhaps their Classic glass desk would be more up your street?
Keeping Multi-Functional Devices Neat & Tidy
If you’re investing in one or a set of multi-functional devices for your office, you’ll want to consider how to blend these neatly into your workspace. Depending on how large your MDFs and other devices are, you may be able to place them on top of a storage unit; not only does this elevate them to a good height, but it also looks far nicer than if all your devices were just sat on the floor (plus, you can hide the wires down the back of the unit, which is definitely a bonus!).
Just as an example, a large wooden credenzas would be a great piece due to its sturdy structure, but just make sure you don’t put anything too heavy or bulky on it!
Office Storage Interiors
Of course, when you’re buying office storage you’re also buying it to keep your devices in, not just on top of. At Calibre, they have a vast selection of office storage to suit both the room you have and what you need it for.
For example, if you have a large collection of printers, faxes, scanners, MFD’s and all that great stuff, then a storagewall is a great solution; it keeps everything in one place and neatly tucked away, allowing for effortless organisation and, more importantly, a tidy and efficient office.
Business in the Boardroom
For the boardroom, you’re going to of course need a suitable conference table. A boardroom table not only needs to be big enough to fit a meeting of large numbers comfortably, but also each individual’s device, including laptops, notebooks and anything else they may have. To give you an idea, the Calibre Bremen boardroom tables are spacious enough to fit a large meeting and are designed for ease of device use with handy cable management, to ensure all those chargers and leads are kept out of the way.
Document Management Systems Free Up Space
As the world slowly evolves into a digital utopia, more and more businesses are becoming paperless. North West Digital and other companies such as ourselves are providing new and exciting cloud hosting services, so you can pop all your documents online rather than have them scattered around the office, boardroom or reception.
This means that you can get rid of bulky filing cabinets and instead get more social and breakout furniture to create a more pleasant, modern work environment for you, your employees and your guests.
Know your Employees
If you’re re-designing your whole work space, including employee offices and work areas, then there are a couple of things it’s wise to bear in mind. Firstly, the basics; ensure you’re getting desks with enough space for their devices, and have taken into consideration how much storage space they’ll each need.
Secondly, and less often thought about, you need to understand what kind of workers your employees are. By knowing if they’re social, like to work in teams or are more introverted, you can more effectively create spaces that they’ll thrive in. Luckily, to help you out on this front, Calibre has a handy fun quiz to tell you exactly that! Just get your employees to fill it out and collect the results – job done!
Get In Touch
There’s no doubt that, when it comes to office furniture, it’s a good idea to find a reliable manufacturer and provider who has a wide range of choice, so you can find exactly what you need. Calibre are exactly that. From modern social furniture to traditional, solid office chairs and desks, they really do have something for every office! Why not visit their website to browse their full selection and fall in love with their furniture, or get in touch with them directly for more information.
And of course, if it’s office devices that you’re looking for, then get in touch with us here at North West Digital. We provide trusted printing, faxing, photocopying services and more as well as audits and cloud solutions. If you have any questions regarding our services, don’t hesitate to contact us and start chatting to a member of our staff today.
You can get in touch in any of the usual ways; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on the phone on 0161 477 8950, or you could always fill out the enquiry form on our website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.