Choosing the right desk for your business is crucial. Too many of us scrimp on office furniture, thinking that there are better things to invest our money in.
What could be more important than choosing the right place to spend the majority of your working time, though?
There are some key factors to consider when deciding on a desk to make sure it fits your needs. Making the right decision now will make sure you are more comfortable and, as a result, more productive.
Here are the key things to consider when you’re making a decision on your new desk.
How to choose the perfect desk for your business
How will you use your desk?
This might seem obvious, but considering how you actually use your desk will have an impact on choosing the right one.
Various job roles will have different needs, so take some time to consider what you’ll be spending most of your time doing. If you do computer work, consider that you’ll need enough space to site your tower underneath or to the side of the desk.
If you do a lot of paperwork-based work, consider storage beside or above the desk with easy access and think about an ‘L’ shape or a desk with a return that allows you more space to work.
Think about your workflow
Workflow relates to the order in which you do things, as well as your direction of work. Do you work left to right or vice versa? Consider a desk that will allow you to set up the perfect workflow – in-tray on the left, out-tray on the right, for example.
What kind of surface do you need?
Desks come in a wide array of finishes. Laminate, steel, wood or veneer – which one you choose will depend on how you work. Some people prefer a gloss finish in plastic that is affordable and durable, while others prefer a more upmarket wood finish, although this requires more care and upkeep.
Ergonomics is the study of how people work in their environment and is often applied to how comfortable and safe your office furniture is. It’s of crucial importance to get this right, as the wrong set up can lead to a variety of long-term health problems.
Ensure that your desk is the correct height to allow to sit with your knees and elbows at 90 degrees, your feet firmly on the floor and your forearms straight, with your wrist resting lightly on the keyboard.
Materials on your desk should be within natural, easy reach so that you are not bending, twisting or over-reaching.
Get the perfect upgrade with DNA Bench Desks
If you’re looking for a stylish, versatile range of office furniture, take a look at our DNA Bench Desks. Modern and designed for multiple uses, their shared leg system allows for an economical solution to creating banks of desks.
DNA Bench Desks come with a full range of storage add-ons and a choice of MFC, laminate or real wood veneer finishes. They also come with a full 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee, so you know you’re making a great investment.
Take a look at the full range here and get help on choosing the perfect combination from our sales advice team.