Working in an office job often means long hours spent sitting at a desk. Your desk becomes home to a computer, paperwork, phone and many other things that are required to complete your day to day job. When buying or replacing your desk, it is important to think about the functionality required for your job, as well as available office space and design aesthetic before making a purchase.
Below is a list of desk options to choose from and some of the different benefits each style offers.
The rectangle-shaped straight desk is the most traditional style of desk available. The main benefit of this design is that the entire surface is usable, with no dead space, making it a versatile and practical solution for smaller office layouts. The simplicity and right angles of the straight desk make achieving an ergonomic work environment easier. Choose from multiple lengths; 1200, 1500, 1800, depending on your available space and requirements.
Corner desks are a larger ‘L’ shaped desk alternative to the straight desk. As the name suggests, they can fit perfectly into the corner of a room and the additional corner arm offers a larger surface area for those that require more working space. The extra depth in the corner is great if you are hosting two screens, freeing up space on either side for other activities. The extra length is also beneficial to managers or customer-facing workers, to use as a table for hosting meetings when needed.
Workstations and Pods
If purchasing a desk for your employees, you may want to look at the option of buying a pod or workstation. These desks connect together, usually in sets of two, four or six. They work well with straight desks in 1200, 1500 or 1800 lengths, but can also work with a corner desk in a set of four. Connected desks are great for saving space but also have the added benefit of encouraging collaboration between teams. You can easily add acoustic desk screens to pods to reduce noise and create privacy within the pod.
Height Adjustable Standing Desk
Our bodies are not designed to sit for prolonged periods of time and we are seeing more and more businesses purchase height adjustable desks for their office space. With health and well-being becoming a focus, being able to offer a sit to stand desk can be a very attractive selling point when recruiting new employees. Having the choice of sitting or standing throughout the day is not only beneficial for one's health but also helps with focus and motivation. There are a few options when purchasing a standing desk; a manual wind adjustable desk or deskalator are great if you have a limited budget, or choose an electric desk if you are looking for a convenient and fast option. Be sure to add a floor mat for ergonomics and comfort whilst standing.
All our desks come in a range of colours to suit your office design, so have a think about what will match your space. As well as purchasing a desk, you might want to have a think about desk partitions, monitor arms and under desk storage such as mobiles, CPU holders and wire trays.
If you need more advice on purchasing a desk or recommended accessories, please give our friendly team a call on 0508 639 639.