Most organizations buy their office furniture once in a decade which means it’s important that they get it right. So, take your time before buying office furniture. Decide on what you need and how much you want to spend before you make a decision.
Assess the requirement: Apart from the number of people, this should also include provision for technical equipment you have around the office, such as allowing for cabling and interconnectivity. You should also consider providing for future expansion requirements. This is not an easy decision to make. A furniture consultant can help you in planning the requirement.
Assess the space constraint: The one constraint that we cannot usually workaround is the space. So assess the space you have available before planning the layout of the furniture. While we may find innovative solutions for storage and tech support, bigger pieces like workstations cannot be expanded beyond limits.
Decide on the budget: While theoretically, we may all want the best, the latest and the shiniest, our budgets will usually put a full stop much before that. So, decide on your budget before you start anything else. The budget will also help in pinpointing from where to buy office furniture. Pick a manufacturer or reseller who will work within your budget.