Your office may not look as polished as the ones you see on business magazine spreads but your choice of office furniture will surely say a lot about you and your company. Potential clients who walk into a worn down and unmaintained office with springs coming out of the couches and walls that require serious paint job, would instantly question their interest in wanting to do business with a company that does not even have the budget to maintain or to at least beautify its office.
Office furniture is necessary to make for a good working environment and it is also healthy for your employees to be comfortable with their working area so they can maximally perform their job well. When shopping for office furniture, you do not necessarily have to choose expensive fixtures because the price of furniture does not equate to its durability. You have to know the type and the quality of the materials that they use so you can be able to predict if it will last long. Also, you must consider comfort especially when choosing chairs and couches.
I was telling my boss that we should get new office furniture. We have been making do with the mismatched furniture that we have accumulated throughout the years. It does not reflect the corporate image that we are promoting. I have raised the issue in our latest management committee meeting. I think the boss is considering my suggestion. She asked accounting to make a study about it and see if it is possible to program some funds for it.
I am glad to be in an organization where management is receptive to the suggestions of its employees. Back in my previous employer. We were not consulted whenever changes are made by management. Even if we complain, our pleas are not heeded. This is the reason why most of us chose to leave. Those of us who left are happier and more content with our current jobs. Those who stay continue to complain about their work situation.