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Factors in Choosing Systems Furniture
July 17, 2009 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Systems furniture should be connected to the goals of the space the furniture is located. Before purchasing new furniture, an organization should take a close look at the work that is being performed in the space. Is it heads down work that requires a lot of privacy? Is it more collaborative? Or is it a combination of different work styles?
Systems furniture should be evaluated on a number of factors to determine which is the most appropriate for a particular space and work style. The key considerations should be productivity, acoustics, aesthetics, cost and flexibility.
Some of these factors cannot be measured easily or directly, such as productivity, but facility executives and the organization should work together to imagine the ideal solution. Then, after weighing all factors, choose the systems furniture that comes as close to the ideal solution as possible.