Furniture Office / September 22, 2018 / Barry Caya.
Ergonomics are Important Reception desk furniture needs to be designed so that a person sitting at the furniture all day will be comfortable. Ergonomics provide the optimal design for an office desk, chair, computer keyboard, monitor, and telephone. Each item needs to be in comfortable reach of the receptionist without causing too much clutter on the desk top. The chair should offer a good amount of back support for the receptionist who will spend up to 8 hours sitting there each day.
Lateral file cabinets on wheels are also available, and their shape is more stable for rolling than vertical file cabinets on wheels. About the only "disadvantage" of wood lateral file cabinets is that they resemble nice furniture and cant always take the manhandling that metal file cabinets regularly take. Most people dont expect for a metal file cabinet to be attractive. With some models of wood lateral file cabinets, the laminate is easy to scratch or mar. This is primarily a problem with lower priced file cabinets. But overall, people like lateral file cabinets, whether wood or metal, for their easier access and space maximizing properties. Without having to pull the drawers out as far as with vertical filing cabinets, access is easier, and tipping forward is less of a threat.
Placement of a Computer and Phone Most modern reception desk furniture is designed to be used with a computer and keyboard. When you are choosing which type of desk to use in the reception area, it is best to find one that allows the computer to be placed in the corner of the desk instead of in the center. The receptionist will divide his or her time between talking with customers over the middle of the desk and working with the computer. It is more inviting if the middle of the desk is clear so that conversations can be had comfortably. The phone should be placed beside the receptionist instead of over the center of the desk, as well Decorative Elements Reception desk furniture is practical, but it also needs to be somewhat personal. The furniture in the reception area needs to be lightly decorated so that it seems more inviting and less cold. Nice reception desk decorations can include small flower arrangements or photos that deal with the type of business that the firm does.
If there is any one factor that you can change to make spending eight hours a day in an office easier, it’s your chair. There is no shortage of evidence proving that being stuck in a chair for too long can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and worsen back pain. In fact, sitting too much is even called worse than smoking. Many people who have office jobs develop problems like numbness, spinal misalignment, joint pain, neck pain, and herniated discs — usually from sitting too long on a poor quality chair without support. While you probably do not want to spend a lot of money on a chair, a high-quality ergonomic chair is an investment in your health, comfort and productivity. Two separate studies, published in 1990 and 2003, found productivity goes up more than 17% when individuals work in an ergonomic setting with an adjustable chair.