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.

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Julie H.
Julie H.
Shopping for home office furniture today. Dylan was very helpful and was very understanding of my requirements. Would definitely recommend.
Bought a new office chair for summer. I am a large guy and the chair was rated just above my weight. Sadly the chair began to break and bend. I returned it to Danny's with no receipt but the date and price I paid. Dylan was able to find my order, took the chair for repairs and even gave me a loaner chair. I expected about 1 week turnaround but was surprised it took 3 days. Awesome company and awesome service. You have a customer for life.
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Sanath B
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I was extremely sceptical when I initially read Dannys had a 5 star google rating. However after visiting there today and buying a wonderful chair I perhaps think they deserve 6 stars rather than 5.Thanks Marek hope this gets you a pay-rise.
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Oedipus R.
Have just received the delivery of new furniture for a home office. The staff at Danny's Desk were great to deal with, very friendly and helpful and not pushy. Great selection of everything one would need and good prices. Was kept informed regarding the delivery with a call after purchase, a call to confirm the day and time for delivery and a call on the day of prior to actual delivery. Would highly recommend.
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Craig B
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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.
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danyal T.
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