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If your desk is too small, it might be time for an upgrade

Having a functional office desk is crucial if you are expected to do your job well. But investing in new furniture can be a tough decision for any business, and will need to be undertaken at the right moment. If you’re struggling to decide whether this is the year to upgrade your equipment, here are some of the tell-tale signs that suggest it really is.

  1. You’ve run out of space

If your desk is too small, you won’t be able to do your job properly. If you’re drowning in paperwork, have no drawer space for storage and find yourself constantly looking for things that have become lost in the clutter, you could benefit from a desk upgrade.

Modern office desks can be selected to include storage, such as filing drawers and stationery pods, as well as holes for cables and slide out trays for keyboards. All this can add up to make your desk a much more pleasant place to spend time, and a more functional workspace for efficiency too.

  1. It looks out of place

The modern office is much more than just a place for people to work. Successful brands are realising that investing in gorgeous, matching, modern office furniture gives their employees a sense of pride, and a level of commitment to their work that can boost productivity no end.

While looks alone are not a reason to replace your desk, being made to work at something scruffy, old and neglected definitely is. After all, if you don’t care enough to provide a comfortable place for workers to do their job, why should they care whether they do it well?

  1. It doesn’t fit you

We spend around a third of our lives in work, and sitting badly for all that time can soon add up to cause pain and discomfort. Office workers who are uncomfortable because they are stooping, stretching or cramped up are unlikely to remain focused for the whole working day.

Studies have shown that investing in ergonomic delivered and installed office desks can help employees stave off fatigue, and to be more productive for the whole working day. Don’t put your back at risk because your desk doesn’t fit; invest in something more ergonomically suitable to maintain concentration and spine health.

  1. You can’t pull your chair in

All too often we replace our office chairs for the next gorgeous model, but neglect to upgrade our desk at the same time. Investing in comfortable, ergonomic chairs is great, but if your chair no longer fits under your desk, you could be in trouble.

Chairs without adjustable arm rests are often guilty of not being able to slide under the desk, and this can leave workers stretching and bending forwards uncomfortably all-day long. If you’ve replaced your chair and it no longer fits comfortably under the desk, a replacement desk with more clearance could make you much more comfortable.

  1. It doesn’t suit your work any more

Different jobs require different sorts of desks. A receptionist, for instance, will require quite a different type of desk to a graphic designer. Someone who uses a lot of writing space, such as an architect or draughtsman, will need a much more spacious desk than someone working in a call centre.

If your job role has changed but your desk has not, it could be time to review the situation.

Now you’ve decided if it’s time to replace your desk or not, the next question is which desk to buy. Take a look at our range of delivered and installed office desks for a great selection of ready to use models. If you’re not sure what you need or are looking for something specific, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

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Last Modified / Updated on: May 21, 2018 at 10:11 am

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