Do you ever leave your office at the end of the day with a stiff or aching back, hips, or shoulders? If so, chances are, you’re not the only one. According to research from the Mayo Clinic, sitting for too long at a traditional desk or workstation can cause numerous health problems, including increased blood pressure, obesity, and increased risk of heart disease and cancer.1 This is all on top of the all too common back, shoulder, and neck pains that people experience.
Traditional office desks are not only incredibly harmful for human physical health, but they also affect our mental health and focus as well. Studies show that office furniture has a direct impact on employee happiness, productivity, and success, and that switching to better furniture can help with all three of these areas.2
There’s no denying it. Traditional office setups are no good for anyone. It’s no wonder that so many coworking offices these days are switching to custom workstations. Custom workstations offer employees freedom and flexibility that can’t be attained with traditional furniture. And when your tenants are happy, your coworking business prospers.
Did you know that the furniture you use in your coworking office has a direct effect on employee happiness, productivity, and well-being? A recent study by Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center School of Public Health found that adding standing desks to a call center dramatically affected employee success, boosting call-success rates by 53%. 1 Many other studies have been able to replicate similar results.
From this evidence, it’s easy to gather that furniture has a direct impact on the success of a business. But designing a coworking office for maximum productivity is easier said than done. In some offices, space is limited, making it difficult to include lounge seating, cafeteria tables, and other items that are supposed to boost employee happiness and productivity.
But that doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your ideas for your dream coworking office. You just need to rethink the way that you use space. By incorporating modern furniture for small spaces, you can free up room in your coworking office that can be used for other purposes. Here are some pieces from the Supple Collection that can help you get started.