If you find that your office is a bit too old and stuffy, and it's also a bit disorganized, then it is a good idea to get some new furniture that will help it be more conducive to a proper workplace environment. A workplace area that is either not comfortable, or else not conducive to having things in order is not what you want. It's an atmosphere that will lend itself to employees not being as productive as you would want them to be. However, there are some easy fixes that you can look to. These are as simple as replacing some of the old furniture with new stuff that is better designed and will create the positive atmosphere you are looking for. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Rolling Cabinets With Built-In Filing System
One of the big problems with any office is that you're going to be dealing with lots of paper. This can create a mess, and with this mess, you get a lowered productivity. The last thing you need is a bunch of papers clogging up the office. It not only looks visually disturbing, but it creates an atmosphere where stuff is misplaced.
That slows down employees, and this causes a lower return on employee productivity. The obvious solution is to invest in a really updated set of rolling cabinets with a built-in filing system. This will allow you to have your employees all place items that they need to file away in an easy to access and maneuver cabinet. So, should others need to access the cabinet, it can be rolled around.
Another problem that you might want to consider is the old desks. If you notice that your employees are often stretching, feeling tired, or complaining about back issues, then standing desks would be a great solution. These can be elevated and lowered so that they can sit or stand. This will make them more comfortable and allow them to work longer and more productive hours. If you don't feel like going out and buying entire new desks, you can always get the add-ons that sit right on top of their regular desk and elevate the computer monitor, which effectively does the same thing.
Having employees place their jackets and coats on the back of their chairs is not the best use of the room. It will look a bit unprofessional, and when it is raining or snowing out, it also causes an uncomfortable scene. You should invest in a standing coat rack or add some hooks to the wall if you don't have a dedicated closet to use.
For more information on office filing systems, contact your local furniture shop.