Nothing adds to the look and feel of an office more than a black office desk. Black is a great color in your office due to its neutral status and ability to add a touch of professionalism to almost any kind of office, no matter the business you are involved in. Perhaps more important than how your desk looks is how it adds or subtracts to the bottom line of your business. This is something many people don’t pay enough attention to when they go desk hunting. How can a desk affect the performance of your business? The two most important factors you need to pay special attention to are the size of the office desk and its quality. Here are some tips that will help you make the right decision the next time you go desk hunting.
Since office desks are usually placed in an office or place of business, size plays a very important role. The first impact size can have is on the actual office itself. This is especially true when you have several desks in an office. Large sized desks are great and give workers more room, but have you thought about the effects it can have on people navigating and getting around the office? You might find that while your workers have much more space to use, they now find it difficult walking around the office. Obviously there needs to be a tradeoff between making sure you have enough desk space to work with but also to make sure that this doesn’t impact the flow of traffic around the office. The obvious solution would be to buy small desks, but the downside here is that this will affect the performance of your workers. If a desk is too small, things will be cramped and cluttered, making working at such a desk unpleasant at best.
Desk quality is also extremely important. Office desks usually cost a lot more than writing or other more standard desks and as such you want to make sure that you get something that will last and stand the test of time. While someone buying a desk for their home may have no problem replacing a desk every year, it is highly unlikely that a boss would buy a desk knowing that he or she will have to replace it just a year later. So what factors should you look for in a desk to check its quality? The first thing is to check the drawers. Pull them out and see how far they extend. Quality desk drawers should be able to extend out far enough to ensure there is enough space inside, but more importantly the drawer should not flex or bend when fully extended. The rollers should be sturdy enough to support the drawer, even when fully extended. Another tip is to check the material the desk is made from. Wood desks should be made of solid and hard wood, give the desk a tap or knock to see how it sounds. You want to hear a solid thud and not something that sounds like an echo. Metal desks should be constructed from metal that does not bend or flex when weight is placed on it. You can easily and quickly check the quality while walking around a showroom and this will help ensure you don’t end up buying a lemon desk that doesn’t stand the test of time in your office.