Office seating choices can make a surprisingly big difference to your productivity and that of employees or co-workers. The right office chair can support a productive, focussed working day while the wrong one can seriously hold people back.
But you may not think your choice of office chair material makes a difference to productivity. However, wooden office chairs can potentially be particularly useful ways to boost the amount of work that gets done. Obviously there is no magical productivity-boosting property that wood has, but office productivity is a surprisingly complex matter that can be influenced by some impressively subtle points.
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Without a doubt, comfort is the single most important factor when it comes to achieving a productivity boost through office seating. A badly-chosen chair can, over the many hours of the working day and week, lead to discomfort, back pain, and even spinal health issues. This obviously is not ideal for a productive working day. A comfortable chair will eliminate these distractions and concerns, helping people to remain focussed and productive for all the hours they spend sitting down.
Wooden office chairs tend to be premium items towards the higher-end of the office seating market. For this reason, rather than anything inherent in the wood, they tend to deliver extremely well on the comfort front. However, there are a wide range of wooden office chairs on the market so it is important to make comfort a specific, separate consideration and ensure you choose chairs that will be comfortable and provide all the back support necessary.
The Office Environment
It is also important for people to feel at their ease and at-home in their work environment. People tend to get more work done and work to a higher standard if they are in a pleasant environment rather than an unpleasant one. They also tend to perform a lot better if they are in an interesting and stimulating environment, rather than a drab, grey, purely functional office. For this reason, it is very important to ensure that an office environment looks nice and provides your employees with pleasant and stimulating surroundings.
Wooden office chairs can form a very useful part of a strategy to pull this off. Quite simply, they look great. The interesting colour, texture and shine of sculpted, polished, varnished wood is both nice to look at and visually interesting. It even carries connotations of nature and the outdoors. Wooden office seating also tends to have something of a premium feel, helping the whole office to seem higher-quality and more luxurious rather than just being a functional yet faceless working environment. This will help employees feel happy, at-ease and stimulated by their surroundings. In this way, as long as they are well-coordinated with a wider décor scheme, wooden office seating solutions can really help to boost the productivity of an office.
About Author: Changiz Oskouiefar is an entrepreneur who runs an office furniture sales and supply company. He has a BSc honours degree in Computer Science with Distributed Systems from City University London as well as a Masters degree in Computer Networking from London Greenwich University.