Portrait of a cheerful businesswoman in officeAt the office, a chair is much more than a piece of furniture. When you spend hours each day sitting at a desk, it’s crucial that you’re comfortable. After all, the fewer aches and pains you experience, the more productive you can be.

That’s why selecting the right chair is so important. You might be tempted to rush through the process, but a little bit of planning and research can make all the difference. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a supportive chair.

Proper support. Being able to work without having a backache is imperative for productivity and success. Finding an office chair with adequate support allows for better workdays. Additionally, a strong chair with good support keeps employees from slouching. Sitting up straight boosts energy levels and encourages focus.

Employee morale. Do your employees regularly complain about their office chairs? If so, you’re not alone. Countless studies have shown that many people don’t like office furniture. In some offices, the seating is so uncomfortable, employees play games with one another, switching out chairs when a co-worker goes on vacation. Investing in new chairs might seem unnecessary and expensive, but the rewards are numerous. If your team members know they have a comfortable chair to sit in, they’re more likely to look forward to work. And when team members look forward to work, they’re more engaged throughout the day.

Comfort. Last but not least, it’s important to consider comfort. You don’t want your team members to feel like they’re wedged between two armrests. Instead, you want to provide them with seating that has appropriate width and depth, while promoting good posture. You should also consider whether you want to invest in rolly chairs or traditional chairs with four legs. Caring for your team members’ comfort goes a long way to show them you care.

Here at Johnson and Simon, we specialize in office interior design. Working together, we can make recommendations that align with your office layout, budget, and personal taste. We represent some of the best furniture makers in the business, including Sandler Seating. To learn more about how we can assist you, give us a call at (713) 789-6006. It’s the first step toward the office interior of your dreams.

As an aside, If you’re preparing to reopen your office post-pandemic, we’re currently offering virtual consultations. We’ll be happy to make recommendations that promote safety and social distancing, without negatively affecting the style and comfort of the office you’re used to.