The office furniture business is not just about selling office chairs, desks, cubicles and filing cabinets; it is about finding solutions to the nation’s workforce problems. It is about meeting the needs of businesses, but most importantly, it is about listening. To listen to the needs of companies is essential. You cannot come up with solutions unless you know what they need. It is very important to know what the goals of the company are, its customer base, and its long term business plans. The way the workplace is designed and furnished must relate to all of these.
Businesses need flexibility. It is about dynamism and change. Tasks change, teams move around, people are hired and sometimes laid off and companies downsize. Office furniture should be able to accommodate all these instances. Workstations must be reconfigurable, easy to assemble and dissemble, and office layouts must be rearranged within minutes, not hours. It’s about flexibility but also efficiency. Efficient workspace planning goes hand in hand with flexible workstations.
Systems furniture does not restrict or limit; it allows for flexibility. In fact it encourages flexibility because everything can be easily grouped, regrouped or separated. The space and office furnishings should be adapted to the work being done and should accommodate workers’ needs, not the other way around.
Based on years of experience, the fasting growing office furniture manufacturer, works very hard to ensure that workspaces and office furniture reflect the company’s mission, and meet the needs of its employees and the tasks that they accomplish.
For instance, an open plan office space can easily be reconfigured almost instantly to accommodate call centers. Workstations are flexible, reflecting the dynamism of today’s young and energetic workforce. Change is good, change is desirable, and it should certainly be painless and hassle free. In the business world, time is the most important resource. We cannot expect employees to devote their valuable time to office planning or even be bothered by relocation, noise, dust, and debris.
We know that some office jobs need more room than others, whereas some require more storage space. We understand that every department has its own needs. We can build workstations that will create additional space. When the goal is to save some space, walls or panels can be easily mounted. Changing office layouts, whether cubicles or full-wall private offices and conference rooms, is a snap with MAiSA. Knockdown ready-to-assemble frames, off-module design, and stackable/de-stackable panels simplify locating walls, bins, shelves, and divider panels. They create space in harmony with work being performed. They support a wholesale job change, without damaging carpeting or ceilings.
An essential quality in the office furniture industry is being unique. There is no one solution, or one size fits all office design. Office layouts and furniture must be tailored to both the tasks being performed and to the occupants. Interior design should be concerned with employee satisfaction, well being, working conditions, and working environments should be adjusted accordingly. Efficiency in the workplace cannot be at the expense of individuals.