A well-equipped office can be a major productivity booster. The right gadgets you choose during your office fit out can help you work more efficiently and perhaps even make you enjoy your time at the office a little bit more.
Office fit out is no small task – there are a lot of moving parts, and you want to be sure you have everything done before you open your doors to clients and employees. But in addition to the basics – desks, chairs, computers and all the other important bits – there are a lot of cool office gadgets out there that can make your space more fun, efficient, and productive.
Here are five of our personal favourites.
Let’s start with something that’s been around for a while, but doesn’t get the attention it deserves – standing desks. If you find yourself getting fidgety or sleepy when working at a traditional desk, a standing desk can give you the boost of energy you need to power through your workday. Simply set your desk, arrange your laptop or monitor, raise it to your standing height, and voila – you have a standing desk!
Fit out contractors are installing more of these desks in offices around the country. While they can be expensive, standing desks have been shown to have many benefits, including reducing back pain, improving posture, and burning more calories. Employees who use standing desks report feeling more productive and alert, and many companies are seeing the benefits among their employees. So, will you consider standing desks for your next office refurbishment?
Keep your worker devices charged and within easy reach with a wide range of wireless chargers around the office space. No more fumbling around for cords or worrying about whether your device is plugged in – just set it on the charger and let it do its thing. Most wireless chargers are compatible with multiple types of devices, so you can keep your phone, tablet, and smart watch all charged up and ready to go.
Wireless charging technology has been around for a while now, but it’s only recently that we’ve seen it start to be implemented in commercial fit outs like coffee shops and office spaces. At this point, it is still a bit of a luxury rather than a necessity, but as the technology becomes more affordable and more companies start to release wireless compatible devices, we expect that wireless charging will eventually become the norm and one of the requirements for office fit outs.
If you’re looking for a way to make your life just a little bit easier (and eliminate desk clutter), then wireless charging might be right for you.
Cool office chair cushions
The main benefit of using office chair cushions is that they provide extra padding for your chairs. Not only does this make them more comfortable, but it also provides additional support which can help prevent back pain or neck strain.
Office chair cushions are also available in a variety of materials, from memory foam to gel-filled options. Memory foam contours to the shape of your body for added comfort while gel-filled ones offer additional support for those who need extra help alleviating pressure points or joint pain. Many cushions come with removable covers so you can easily wash them when needed – a must if you’re dealing with spills or other messes!
Finally, investing in quality office chair cushions and back support can give your workplace a much needed facelift. By adding bright colors and patterns to plain old boring chairs, you can easily add some personality and style to an otherwise tired workspace.
For offices looking to add a modern touch to their workspace, smart monitor lamps are an ideal solution. These wireless monitor lights offers superior lighting with adjustable brightness and color temperature levels, perfect for creating a productive and comfortable working environment. Let’s take a closer look at the features that make these lamps stand out from the standard ones.
Most of the smart lamp bars use eye-care technology to reduce eye strain and help prevent fatigue. The lamps usually have two lighting modes—Reading Mode and Computer Mode—which both adjust brightness levels according to ambient light conditions.
With built-in smart sensor technology, the lamp responds quickly when you move your head or eyes away from the screen, dimming or brightening automatically as needed. The Reading Mode also reduces blue light emissions, helping to protect your eyes from potential harm caused by extended periods of exposure to blue light. Here’s our favourite and one we’ve tested ourselves.
Desk signs for open plan offices
Open plan offices are popular for their ability to promote collaboration and communication, but they also create a unique set of challenges. It can be difficult to find a balance between providing privacy and encouraging social interaction. However, there is one way to strike this balance: using ‘do not disturb’ signs. Let’s explore the benefits of using these signs in open plan offices and how to get the most out of them.
‘Do Not Disturb’ signs are small signs that indicate when an employee does not want to be disturbed. They usually feature a simple image or message that communicates that the worker needs uninterrupted time to work without interruption. These signs can provide much-needed privacy while still maintaining an open office atmosphere.
The primary benefit of using these types of signs is that they give employees control over their workspace and help protect their focus from distractions. This allows employees to stay productive even in open plan environments where it can be difficult to concentrate on tasks due to noise or other interruptions. Additionally, by respecting each other’s need for privacy, employees will gain trust in each other and foster better working relationships with their colleagues.
We hope this article has given you some ideas on office items that can turn your office into an even more functional and enjoyable space. With the right equipment, a well-equipped office can be a major productivity booster and help everyone who works there stay focused and organized.
Don’t forget that office fit out doesn’t have to be an insurmountable task: DMG Workplace will ease your fears, help you with the perfect office design and office furnishings, ultimately making your new office looking incredible – so reach out to us, and let’s get planning.
Thank you for taking the time to read our post – good luck with your office fit out!