By Brook Furniture Rental – http://www.bfr.com/
The workplace is constantly evolving. As our society changes, driven by economic and demographic factors, businesses strive to adapt by continually developing work environments with rental office furniture that promote employee productivity and collaboration. However, the gradual evolution of the workplace may now be a revolution.
The New Employee
Generation Z, those born between 1994 and 2010, will soon be completing their education and entering the workforce. This new generation raised with technology, is social savvy, and relies on on-demand information, which will impact the trends of the current workplace. Companies who want to compete for young, skilled workers will need to use the working environment as a primary tool to attract them.
As Baby Boomer retire, Millennials, those born between the early 1980’s and the mid-2000s, will take up the largest portion of the workplace. According to research, this dominating demographic will have a major impact on workplace trends over the next five years.
With this younger generation of employees comes the growth of smaller, yet more powerful, technologies, such as wearables and tablets that enforce the trend towards mobility, constant communication, and a healthy lifestyle.
Changing Workplace Trends
The demands of the new employee are driving furniture and space design in the direction of increased collaboration, flexibility, mobility, and ergonomics. Cubicles have been replaced with modular desks and workstations. As walls disappear, the open concept emerges, with informal meeting and lounge areas, quiet rooms, and coffee bars. Additionally, the focus on health and well-being has made ergonomic chairs and sit-to-stand desks commonplace. The goal is to create happier, healthy employees that will prove to be more productive, more inspired, and ultimately, increase the bottom line.
Changing Purchasing Trends
The workplace revolution equates to constant change, which influences purchasing trends towards further flexibility in workspace and furniture design. As it becomes crucial to utilize available space efficiently, companies are looking for adaptable solutions that can meet their future growth. The workplace is the second highest expense for a business, and making the right purchasing decisions has become critical to the organization’s sustainability.
To minimize costs and maximize the workspace, many purchasers are seeking one-stop suppliers for their needs. As they examine a supplier’s capability to fulfill and potentially handle as many aspects of the project as possible, traditional furniture dealers are forced to either add a mix of new products to meet the demands, or partner with third parties.
Partnering is not a new idea. For years, many profitable businesses have come to rely on third-party organizations to complement their offerings and enhance their brand. For contract furniture dealers, a diverse furniture partner can provide temporary fulfillment when orders are delayed, the ability to pick and choose single products, and an array of “soft” furniture that may not be a part of the dealer’s product mix.
Brook Furniture Rental specializes in providing office furniture for temporary office spaces as well as flexible leases for either a single or complete furniture collection. We offer a broad range of office furniture that meets the demands of today’ s workplace.
- Office furniture
- Workstations and modular desks
- Reception and lounge area furniture
- Conference room furniture
- Ergonomic seating and desks
With Brook, you can expect the utmost service and professionalism, with fast delivery and pickup. If you are looking for a reputable partner to compliment your organization, we are here to help. View our ebrochure, or contact us to discuss how we might extend your offering and grow your customer base.