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Welcome to the news pages of Office Furniture Online where we aim to bring you the latest news about products that are newly available in our store as well as industry news from around the country and around the world.

Every now and again we’ll also take a look back at historical events and advertisements to see what the world of office furniture was like in years gone by as well as bringing you hints, tips and ‘how to’ guides for all the day to day questions you may have about buying office furniture.

So whether you have a specific question about office furniture or are just interested in finding out more about the types of items we sell then you should find the answers right here.

 
Time Management October 23rd, 2017

To do this you will need a little discipline but once you get the wheels in motion, it ’s amazing what a difference it can make to all areas of your life. The most common answer is to get a diary and keep it to hand either on your office desk or in the top … Read the full post …

 
Is your office chair ergonomic? Is your child’s chair ergonomic? October 23rd, 2017

Britain’s schools are spending more and more on ICT equipment and it has already started to push the £2 billion mark, as the average school child is now devoting more time to working at a computer. The ICT revolution may be storing up problems for the health of children in the future and not many … Read the full post …

 
Oak Office Furniture October 22nd, 2017

Most office furniture has had a pretty hard time of it in terms of wear and tear, and so most people settle for cheap wood or laminate desktops. Executive office furniture on the other hand might not receive such harsh treatment and so it is worth spending a bit extra. Solid oak desks are often … Read the full post …

 
Ergonomics October 21st, 2017

The ergonomics experts strongly suggest a padded and adjustable height seat for an office chair, and an office desk with sufficient room to use a mouse and keyboard comfortably as the best solution. The computer monitor should be at the very least 45cm away from your face and the top of the screen should be … Read the full post …

 
Ten Steps to Working from Home October 21st, 2017

Setting up a home office really does make good sense if you have the space.  If you are running a business from home it can save you a fortune on office rental and tax, however, even if you want a space to organise your personal finances, pay bills and keep your paperwork a home office … Read the full post …

 
Infographics October 21st, 2017

                             

 
Safe working tips for office employees October 21st, 2017

An office may seem like a safe environment. However, hours staring at a computer screen can’t be good for your health, and there are steps you need to take to ensure that you do not develop any back problems or pain in your shoulder or neck.  Below, we have some top tips to ensure that … Read the full post …

 
Marquetry October 20th, 2017
 
Office dynamics are hardly simple October 20th, 2017

These days the average place of work can be as complex and complicated as the Big Brother politics we see on TV. We are still so shocked when events occur, even when we should come to expect anything. As an intrepid explorer moving through the office desks of hierarchy, trying to work out who the … Read the full post …

 
Long serving employees have it as hard as new starters October 20th, 2017

It can be just as tough if you are meeting a new starter as it is being the new starter in an office. The one thing a new arrival has to worry about is the chance that no one will speak to them, because it appears that the team you are joining is such a … Read the full post …

 
Your home business October 19th, 2017

Many home offices tend to be quite small because there are not many of us which are blessed with large houses so you probably will only have a small amount of space to start your business. For this very same reason, you will probably be loathe to crowd your office with office furniture. Essential office … Read the full post …

 
Office furniture ergonomics October 19th, 2017

There are many of us in this day and age particularly those of us with office jobs that will likely spend at least eight hours a day sat at our office desk in our office chairs. In an age of computerisation, laptops, broadband, email and increased communication – all obtained just sitting in your office … Read the full post …

 
Ergonomic Office Chairs October 19th, 2017

Ergonomic office chairs are designed in such a way that they can be adjusted to fit an individual’s needs. When people are sat at a desk all day it can become very uncomfortable, ergonomic office furniture is designed to reduce discomfort and increase productivity. Nowadays most office chairs will have adjustable seat height and back … Read the full post …

 
The spring / summer garden office October 19th, 2017

Spring is coming and as more and more of us are starting to work from home a garden home office could be a perfect solution. The humble outhouse, the symbol of British eccentricity, has become a subject of many books and TV programmes over the years. It has been a historical assumption that the shed … Read the full post …

 
Adjustable Office Desks October 18th, 2017

A number of directives have already been put into place with regard to office desks by the Health and Safety at work organisation and they often suggest that working offices should provide height adjustable office desks for their employees. In the main there are four varieties of office desks that fit into the category of … Read the full post …

 
Office Relocation October 18th, 2017

Office relocation is just as stressful and time consuming as moving house and it can often fall on the handiest staff member who may have no experience in moving a business to sort everything out. A badly planned office move will undoubtedly lead to stress and important business downtime which could mean a loss of … Read the full post …

 
Office Furniture Changing Technological Advances October 18th, 2017

Most office desks these days can double up as a computer desk.  Technological advancement for the computer through the years to cater for changing environments means that you can work from your lap, on the train, from your phone.  Strictly speaking the train table as suggested, when used to hold a laptop has in effect … Read the full post …

 
Technology, how it has changed the office workplace & it’s inventors 100 years (Infographic) October 18th, 2017

100 Years of Workplace Technology The following is an infographic by professional furniture maker Knoll.com based on workplace technology starting at 1907 and finishing at the iPad in 2010. It’s all part of Knoll’s workspace research study on ‘Engaging Workplace with Technology‘ The research focusses on three main areas of technological advancement; Consumerised office technology … Read the full post …

 
Cheap home offices October 17th, 2017

When you set out to design your own home office you can achieve the maximum functionality from your new office without it having to cost you a fortune. The bulk of the budget that you have reserved for your home office needs to be spent on the office furniture items that will bring the most … Read the full post …

 
Technological triumphs of our era October 16th, 2017

The internet It revolutionised the way the entire world is able to do business, it increased communication and it provides a great information and marketing tool.  Most of us are so used to the internet now that we don’t think twice when we sit in our office chair in the morning, switch our computer on … Read the full post …

 
Choose quality, affordable office furniture October 16th, 2017

The look of your office says a lot about you as a company. If your office has a professional look and feel then clients will take that as a sign of your professionalism in business terms. When it comes to choosing office furniture, the emphasis should be on quality and then on price. Seating, for … Read the full post …

 
New research indicates office chair design can effect your heart rate October 16th, 2017

According to new research your office chair can affect more than your posture, it also might lower your heart rate. Conventional office chairs tend to have a wide backrest at the top to provide support and become narrower towards the seat.  Researchers suspected that the opposite shape, wide at the bottom and narrow at the top may allow users to expand … Read the full post …

 
The daunting aspects of being a new starter October 15th, 2017

Being a new starter in any office or workplace is always daunting but often the people who are greeting the new starter also have it tough because they have the responsibility of ensuring you know what you are doing and where everything is. A new arrival to the workplace may have concerns that the day … Read the full post …

 
Knowing your flat pack October 15th, 2017

There are few of us that have not suffered bruises when battling with flat pack home and office furniture. It’s almost impossible for most of us to remember a time before the flat pack when home and office furniture actually arrived in the shape of the furniture piece you had seen. Miles Richardson, a research … Read the full post …

 
Home office essentials October 15th, 2017

If you work, or plan to work from home then you should have some sort of home office. Whether you choose a corner of the kitchen table or are lucky enough to have a whole room to yourself there are certain things that you should have if you want your work at home to be … Read the full post …

 
Furnishing Your Office Board or Meeting Room October 15th, 2017

If you are in the process of refitting your company offices then don’t make the mistake of forgetting your regular meeting or boardroom. Most company executives spend several hours a week in meetings and research tends to suggest that seating and surroundings can have a considerable effect on whether or not such meetings are productive. … Read the full post …

 
Are You a Funky Monkey? October 15th, 2017

Are you one of those people who are seriously attracted to anything funky, someone who is the first to try out any new gadget or fashion trend? If you are, then you may need to curb this aspect of your personality when it comes to choosing new furnishings for your office. Most studies tend to … Read the full post …

 
The importance of appearances October 15th, 2017

First impressions count, and in business you must take this into consideration if you want to attract paying customers and useful industry contacts. You may not have the cash to buy new office furniture or a new suit for that matter, but that doesn’t mean to say you and your office can’t look good. When … Read the full post …

 
Filing and time management practices October 12th, 2017

With around thirty seven hours of unfinished work lying on top of most workers office desks, filing systems are more important than ever to keep us on track during our working day. Some ideas to help you clear your work faster and with focus: Put a set time aside daily to check all your emails … Read the full post …

 
Choosing your Furniture for your office at home October 12th, 2017

The productivity of your work depends upon the office furniture (amongst other things), but surprisingly enough office furniture plays a large part in making you feel comfortable enough to focus.  It is the factor of comfort that is extremely important because the aches and pains you can endure from improper office chair and office desks … Read the full post …

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