How can office furniture affect productivity?

With so much time spent at work, workplaces have begun to realise how important our surroundings are. And now more than ever as people make their way back to the office, it's clear that this is an area that needs some attention in order to contribute to high levels of productivity, employee happiness and staff retention. There are several factors in play when it comes to the interior fit-out of your office. Comfort, colour and layout are some of the key ones. Let's take a look.


This doesn't just include the cushioned seat you sit on, but an all-inclusive definition of comfort. From your seated position to the height of your desk and monitor to the brightness of your surroundings and the ergonomic design of your furniture. We specialise in getting it right for you and your business. If you're considering updating your workspace and need some help with the design and process, our experienced team can help from initial design right through to installation and delivery. See our active and ergonomic range, and make a commitment to staff wellbeing.


Colours should be chosen carefully to accurately reflect your brand as they contribute hugely to the productivity of an office. Colours have a psychological effect on people, making the colours inside an office an even more important part of a working environment. Blues and greens have been shown to improve focus and efficiency and reds and yellows promote focus and creativity. Furniture is a great way to introduce a splash of colour into your office and we can help advise on your design.


Your office might occasionally be hectic, and could get loud and a little chaotic from time to time. We have a number of solutions to counteract the difficulties this causes. Breakout spaces are places for spontaneous collaboration in times of need. Offering an easy way to grab a focused area to deal with arising issues and emergency situations, adding a breakout space acts as a relief from sitting at a desk all day - which many of us are not used to anymore. We also have furniture designed to promote focused work. You can adapt your current workspace with acoustic booths and isolation pods for those times your team needs undivided focus during the day.

You'll also want to take things like natural light into account when laying out your floor plans. Having access to natural light can improve productivity whereas a lack of natural light can have a negative impact and even cause headaches, dizziness and blurred vision over some time.

This quick guide is just an introduction to improving productivity in your office and there are a lot more factors that contribute to an exceptional workspace. The Modern Office team can help improve the surroundings in your office, which can create efficiencies in your workforce. Contact us today to see how our process works and what we can offer!

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