Most people choose to buy office furniture simply because they need a place to work—but treating your office as just a place to work is a huge mistake. Here are seven reasons you should view your office as the investment it really is.
1. SAVE ON REPLACEMENT COSTS
Many people buy low-cost office furniture because it’s less expensive, it fills an immediate need, and they don’t have to think much about design. However, replacement time comes around quicker than most people can plan. When you think about buying office furniture over and over with inflation factored in, it becomes clear that buying quality helps you stay ahead of the cost-efficiency curve.
2. CASH IN ON RESALE DOLLARS
Granted, used office furniture is not a high-dollar item. Low-quality office furniture is not only worth zero on the resale market…you must also pay to have it removed, then pay again to dispose of it. These are costs that few people consider. Conversely, high-quality, well-designed furniture will always have resale value. People will always want things that look cool and are well-made.
3. IT CAN MAKE YOU LOOK MORE PROFESSIONAL
It’s true…people judge us by the way we look. It’s a part of human conditioning we can’t seem to separate away from. As humans, we decide in advance what looks right. Subconsciously, we hold others to those same standards. Looking professional in the minds of customers, workers, and vendors is an investment in business.
4. IT CAN HELP WITH COMPETITOR EVALUATION
If your competitor looks professional, people will naturally assume they are. If your business is less professional-looking, people will assume the obvious. Whatever one lacks in looks, they overcompensate for in other areas. Looking professional overcomes many shortfalls.
5. LOWER TAXES
Offset taxable gains tax with your purchase.
6. AN ENJOYABLE WORKPLACE
The joy you bring to your work environment for you and your staff is difficult to calculate. The intention of most businesses is to be profitable. Having a well-invested business means your staff is happy to have a beautiful, well-organized, comfortable place to work. When that happens, there is a trickle-down effect that ultimately benefits customers.
7. MAXIMIZE BUSINESS VALUE
Thinking of office design as an investment makes your workplace so much more than just a place to work. It can mean spending a little more at first, but it ensures that you get the most out of your people while providing the best goods and services for your customers. In the end, your business gains value.