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How Can Furniture Help Workplace Efficiency?

08 May 2019Dylan Campbell

It is well recognised that the workplace environment and furniture contribute to performance when it comes to productivity and creativity. With the number of average hours worked in Australia each week decreasing over time, it is more important than ever that these hours are used as efficiently and productively as possible.

In order to boost workplace efficiency employers need to consider three main factors – atmosphere, comfort and layout. A number of simple changes in these key areas can help achieve the productive workplace that your business requires.

1. Atmosphere

Imagine walking into a dark office with drab, mismatched, uncomfortable furniture. Next, imagine walking into a bright, stylish office with modern, ergonomic furniture that is well laid out and allows employees to work both individually and collaboratively. It is easy to see which office will inspire both creativity and increased productivity.

Lighting and ventilation

Studies have revealed that a person’s productivity increases by more than 60% when working in a well-ventilated workplace filled with natural light.  Choosing dimmer lights instead of overhead lamps in offices that need extra lighting can avoid fatigue and headaches.

Use of colour

Colour is known to play an important role on a person’s mindset, with an ability to have both calming and stimulating effects. Think about the atmosphere you are trying to create – is it stress free and soothing or vibrant and bright?


The use of greenery and indoor plants can help in creating both a soothing and visually stimulating workspace whilst improving air quality.

The shape of your furniture

Consider purchasing a round table for office meetings or collaborative work. Sitting around a round table encourages teamwork and a greater sense of cohesion.

2. Comfort

It is important to consider the comfort and health of your employees when attempting to optimise workplace efficiency. Ergonomic, well designed chairs help promote better posture, whilst standing desks have been shown in one study to increase energy throughout the day whilst reducing stress and fatigue.

3. Layout

Spending time critically analysing the configuration of your office space can lead to huge gains when it comes to productivity.

Involve your staff and ask questions.

  • Do your staff work predominantly individually or in teams?
  • Do they need fixed desks or would more flexible working arrangements (such as hot desking) suit?
  • Do you need a formal meeting room or would a more informal breakout space that doubles as a meeting and collaborative working area suffice?
  • Could you divide the room with furniture or partitions to offer a choice of flexible working environments?

Creating the ideal office atmosphere with comfortable, well laid out furniture will go a long way to getting the right results from your staff, allowing them to focus entirely on the work at hand and delivering the productivity your business deserves.

Ready to get started or still confused? Our Danny’s Design service consultants are available to help! We offer free, no obligation measure ups, quotes, advice and drawings. Contact us in store for details.

Shawn Z.
Shawn Z.
I bought one chair more than one year ago, and it’s built with high quality and very comfortable. One thing happened to me recently that again proves this company really cares about it’s customers.I was lodging tax return and couldn’t count my receipt. So I write a letter to a email address listed on their website, asking for help, but not actually expecting a reply as the purchase happened more than one year ago.Amazingly, I got a reply the next morning from one of their staff named Marek (my email is precious evening). I was so grateful with them. I highly recommend this company if you want to buy a chair.
danyal T.
danyal T.
Top customer service and A+ quality product, really easy to assemble as well 😁👍
Joel E
Joel E
We were moving office and needed to buy a range of office furniture. We were very impressed with the wide range of products on offer that are all great quality and affordable. Dylan was extremely helpful and his customer service is amazing. If you are looking for somewhere to buy great quality office furniture then look no further.
Nick H.
Nick H.
Great service, great range. Don't bother with office works just go here.
Aileen H.
Aileen H.
Dylan was great - fast and courteous.
Luke N.
Luke N.
Dylan is excellent at providing Quality customer service. He is a people person and being the one man running the show At Danny's desks, I hope his pay packet reflects this.On a side note - (My comment.. not his) "You need to change that bloody music. It's the same cheese on repeat every 5 minutes. I'm surprised Dylan hasn't gone mad. Nothing wrong with sticking swear free Spotify on, but that music is just trite."Dylan helped me with some Castor wheels and I will very likely be back during summer for a Mesh back chair that I clocked when I came in. The service I received was the hooking point and where Office works failed to provide me an answer to a question i had, Dylan cleared up the confusion.
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Excellent products at a great price, with really friendly and helpful service. I ordered my new desk online and it was delivered two days later. Will definitely be back.
James C.
James C.
Dannys has been our suppliers for over 2 years and they are certainly a cut above . Always got stock , fast efficient service , straight to the point . Good value . At last we have found someone who we can rely on Jsmes MHBA
talked to Marek and he couldn't do enough to help and their price are awesome will be coming back to shop
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