A large part of all office work is centred around the individual workspace. Making it ergonomic is vital, but what other factors matter? For inspiration and assistance, here’s a guide to a well-planned, inviting, affordable set-up. Since the solution is also scalable, it’s equally useful for start-ups and already booming businesses.
It’s not without reason that office work is said to be a sitting job. Regardless of your line of work, staying seated for long periods deserves a good chair. Like a HATTEFJÄLL office chair. Easily adjustable and with excellent support. All done in a timeless style that goes well with just about any interior.
A truly ergonomic workspace is one that allows you to alternate body positions, in particular between seated and standing. That way, a desk with adjustable height can help with both well-being and productivity. When upright, a FREIVID standing mat can relieve pressure on your knees and back.
Proper working light – like the blue-enriched white kind from a NYMÅNE work lamp – stimulates your brain, alertness and performance.
Access to daylight is great so you save on electricity. Sometimes it can get too hot or glaring, let it filter through green leaves, but complement with a blind to filter sharp sunlight.
A desk organiser is a super simple way to keep the things you need in order. And accessible, and visible. Having your go-to accessories collected also adds flexibility – it’s easy to take them with you whenever mobility counts.
Whether your office has fixed spaces or is adapted to hybrid work, everyone gains from hassle-free docking. A cable management box keeps the desktop clean and cables hidden. Another shortcut to focused work, EILIF screens help to minimise noise and visible distractions (while doubling as noticeboards).
Caring for less obvious aspects of office life can really make a difference. After all, an office is more than furniture and paperwork. Like an air purifier improving co-workers’ sense of well-being. Last but not least, plenty of plants – real and artificial – can do wonders for both mood and creativity.
IKEA for Business is here for you. We can help you plan according to your needs, style and budget to realise your dream office.