With all the news about declining vacancy rates, the fall of the office, and office ghost towns, we’ve sold more furniture (yep, desks and chairs) than ever before. So how do we do it, and how can you do the same?
With some spaces collecting dust for a few days of the week, the focus and role of the office has changed making high-end designer workstations not so practical anymore. After all, everyone has a desk at home, and coming to the office means less time spent at the desk and more time spent collaborating and networking. We still need workstations but not the over-engineered, ridiculously expensive ones the furniture giants thought we once needed.
As financial tides ebb and flow, thanks to the dance of rising inflation and unpredictable interest rates, pouring a fortune into high-end office systems does not make financial sense. But fear not, because the demand for (practical) office furniture isn’t going anywhere. These spaces are still critical for culture, training, and collaboration, albeit with much lower occupancy rates. That’s why many are investing in systems that meet the industry standards all while maintaining a reasonable budget.
In a world where flexibility and adaptability are becoming the norm, investing a small fortune in lavish furniture for a short-term, leased space might seem appealing at first. However, the transient nature of such spaces makes it evident that this could be a costly mistake. With a limited lease term, you’re constantly on the move and expensive furniture loses its value rapidly. Not only do you have to bear the initial cost, but it raises a few questions on the logistical and financial challenges of moving and maintaining these assets. Instead, a quality, solutions-focused system will not only save you money but also provide the flexibility needed to adapt to ever-changing business landscapes. So, when it comes to short-term, leased spaces, it’s wise to prioritize utility and financial prudence over opulence and extravagance. Your bottom line will thank you.
Workspace48 designs and manufactures quality solutions that you can count on to meet your needs day in and day out. Through our focus, we continue to develop the right solutions, at the right price, that strike the ultimate balance of features and functionality.
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P.S. If you’re looking for the uber-cheap stuff, there are box stores for that. But you won’t get any service or 10-year warranty there. You won’t find a commercial-grade, built-to-last product there. Or any fully integrated systems that consider for your power and IT requirements. The choice is yours.