How do you motivate your team?
Whether you manage one person, a small group, or a large company, motivation is a key aspect of successful management and leadership that you will continuously think about and implement.
With 2015 drawing to a close, you are probably already thinking ahead to what 2016 can bring to your team, what goals you will want, and achievements you want to reach during the year.
To help you with this we have been thinking about the importance of team motivation and how team building can be an excellent way to do this and increase productivity in the workplace.
Do you need to move office? Perhaps you have more staff now and need a bigger premises? Or are you simply relocating to a different area? You could just be moving office within the same building.
Whatever your reason for wanting to move office, the logistics can be a bit of a nightmare. Even if you are a relatively small company with just 20 employees there are still many things to consider. Ensuring all your computer equipment, files, furniture and even servers are transported safely and securely will be paramount in your mind.
You will also be aware that you want as little down time for your business as possible. At the same time as the office move process is going on, your business has to continue to run efficiently and focus on its existing workload and commitments.
Here at Randalls Office Furniture we are passionate about supporting our local community, so as we approach our 25th Birthday we thought we would tell you a bit more about what we do as a business to keep things local.
An article by the Huffington Post UK revealed that on average workers in the UK spend the equivalent of 5 years of their life sat at their desk, a shocking statistic really.
We are already well aware that sitting for long periods of time actually has negative effects on your body and overall health. This is why it is so important that you choose the correct office furniture for your employees. In particular the seating; orthopaedic chairs will provide optimum support for those who work from a desk the majority of the day.
But furnishing your office isn’t just about the furniture, you need to think about the environment as a whole. We are not suggesting you go as far as getting a feng shui consultant in but bear in mind that Research reveals that if your employees are placed in an environment in which they have physical and emotional desires to work then their overall performance will improve.
So let’s liven things up a bit! To inspire you we have come up with 5 ways in which you can improve a boring office environment.
These days much of the UK workforce is office bound and therefore spend much of their day sitting down. The human body is not designed to be inactive and in a seated position for long periods, we are designed to be hunter gatherers. Almost 31 million days of work were lost in 2013 due to back, neck and muscle problems, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
So what can be done to improve the health of these desk bound workers? Improving the seating and posture is a very good place to start. Ergonomic chairs have evolved rapidly in the last decade to combat this very problem.
Who says that an office chair has to look like this?
If you had a quick browse around your office right now, these are the sort of office chairs that you probably have, just like thousands of other companies all around the world. But there is no reason why you can’t use a bit of imagination when it comes to office chair design right?
For our latest blog post we have delved even deeper into the world of office chairs and found some with the most unique and wackiest backrests, which would you prefer?
For any teacher and parent, ensuring that children are fully engaged during lessons is crucial not only to enable the children to get the most from their education, but it helps the teacher too. Capturing the children’s’ attention and maintaining motivation throughout the day at school isn’t just about the capabilities of the teacher but also the teaching tools and aids they have at their disposal.
As furniture providers we get the opportunity to go and visit lots of offices and check out the variety of ways different companies choose to set up their offices in terms of layout and furniture. Yes we see a lot of the standard arrangement that you would expect in an office, you have your desk, a chair, some storage and so on; but we started thinking this week about companies that might have chosen to push the boundaries or go against the norm when it came to fitting out their office.
We have found what we would definitely call 5 unusual office set ups that we wanted to share with you, and who knows you might be inspired to give your office a re-vamp.
We have gone health mad this month! Not only do we want to ensure that you are keeping your bodies healthy and in good shape by using the correct office furniture but we have decided to delve into the world of being healthy in the office and provide you with some of the best ideas to keep both your body and mind in fit shape throughout the working day.
Here are Randalls Office Furniture we could easily just go on and on about how crucial having good posture is both for work and your body. We hope that many of your know by now just how much of an effect sitting at your desk all day can have on your body, but if you don’t here is a reminder.
If you work sat at a desk all day then even though it seems like a relatively simple task, what you don’t realise is just how much of an effect it is having on your body. Sitting down for long periods can cause these things:
- Higher risk of heart disease
- Higher risk of diabetes due to an over productive pancreas
- Increase risk of cancer
- Muscle degeneration
- Poor circulation in your legs
- Damage to your neck, back and shoulders
- Less productive & efficient thinking due to lack of blood flow and oxygen which is produced during movement
Here at Randalls Office Furniture we are constantly keeping an eye on new developments in the furniture industry to ensure that we are able to provide some the best, top quality office furniture available on the market. One of the things we are passionate about as a company is being able to provide office furniture that reduces the effect that sitting down all day can have on your body; this includes height adjustable desks and orthopaedic chairs.
The reason why orthopaedic chairs are much more suitable for people is that they are ergonomically designed to suit your body; with that in mind we are excited to announce a brand new range of ergonomic Scandinavian Chairs.