When it comes to buying a new modern reception desk—or any office reception furniture, for that matter—I’ve got to tell you, the approach that most people use is pretty much the same. The search usually begins in one or two places: either online, or in local brick-and-mortar locations.
No matter where people look, the mental approach is still the same. They look until they find something that is visually appealing, put it in a shopping cart, plunk down the trusty old credit card, scratch it off the list, and wait for it to be delivered. Seems simple enough, right?
Now, if you bought it online, chances are it’s packed neatly into a box with a million little pieces prepared by assembly-line workers somewhere in “Whereverville.” The problem is, you don’t know these people, and they don’t know you—or anything about your business. Furthermore, chances are you know little about the materials used, the construction quality, or if your furniture will last a day, a week, or a lifetime. If you care about your business, your chances of getting it right are…your guess is as good as mine. You can read the reviews and trust that they are legit.
When the day comes and your new reception desk arrives, you unload the truck, and now you have all of these little pieces to put together. I don’t know about you, but who wants to spend hours putting together a reception desk? I would think that you and your employees have better, more productive things to do for your business then spending hours setting up office furniture. Right or wrong?
What if we erased that whole way of doing reception-area design, and tried something completely fresh?
Try This Approach to Modern Reception-Area Design
Instead of first shopping around online and looking for the modern reception desk that catches your eye, why not start with your business, your way of working, your fit, and a style that will support your business design profile—and build from that space?
When you’re looking to buy a modern reception desk, it’s all about you and your needs, look, and feel, not what someone else who knows nothing about your business has designed for you.
Your Company is Different, Special…and a Bunch More
If I have learned nothing else from following trends, work habits, and space formatting over the last 18 years, I’ve learned that every company is different, with different models, functions, sizes, spaces, color schemes, user requirements, and privacy issues. Your company has these things going on, as well, regardless of whether you have given much thought to it or not.
If you haven’t thought about it, you should. Here’s why. Your reception area is by far the most important part of your business. It tells your visitors everything they need to know about your company at a glance. When I walk into a company’s reception area, I can tell if they are generally organized or not, if they appear to be successful or struggling, how they care for and think about their workers, and if they are innovative or still using an abacus. I can tell whether they have given much thought or care to my being there, and if design represents a significant part of the company’s sales structure. I can tell things about their creative abilities…and the list goes on. These things are never talked about in open conversation, but they are part of an unspoken impression.
Why You Need to Approach Your Modern Reception Design Differently
Here’s a new approach to office reception-area design. What if you could design your own look, feel, and profile projections up front, before you ever started looking for furniture for your modern reception area? This is important, because you could preset the dial and guide your visitors’ views of your company without a word being said—and in a direction you prefer, rather than having to choose from what’s randomly available. Here’s the value in this new approach. You get to think through all of your specifics rather than settling for something you see without taking into consideration all of the important details. Here are a few examples of what you can do:
- Maximize the exact amount of space you have to work with, even if it’s an odd size.
- Decide on the amount of privacy your business needs in your reception area, and protect from view the things only workers need to see.
- Decide on a style that best suits what your business has to offer.
- Decide on a configuration that best accommodates the workspace a user needs in order to do the work in the job description.
- Make available the tools for storage and organization your workers need to function efficiently and appear organized.
- Select the shape that best suits the space and function of the business.
- Select the materials of your office reception desk to balance cost, style, and lifespan.
- Choose the color that works best with the look, feel, and communication you want your modern reception area workspace to transfer at a glance.
- Preset costs that fit in line with an established budget.
Being Guided by YOUR Preset Values Offers a Big Payoff
Let’s face it. Without your preset values in place, you will be settling for what other people have already decided for you. Without your preset values in place, you will resolve your business functions around the way they have planned for you. Smart businesspeople are their own people. They make the rules. They are creative and original, and they do the things that are best for their businesses—and they don’t settle.
How to Get Your Modern Reception Area Needs Met
For this small group of original thinkers, 90 Degree Office Concepts has designed a business model just for you—one that will allow you to preset your business design goals, and make your modern reception area design to gel with everything you create. Now, tell me you don’t have design skills. That’s okay! Your consultant can help you pull it all together. All you have to do is fill in the blanks about your business, and we can help you with design strategies that will suit your business perfectly.
We can offer you the tools you need to firmly establish in the minds of your visitors who you are and what you mean to them. This is huge! At 90 Degree Office Concepts, we build modern reception furniture around your business. You don’t have to rely on the “I’ll know it when I see it” approach. We can help you plan in advance what you want your reception area to say about you. We can help you design your space to be completely organized, balance privacy, project the right amount of “POP,” match color schemes, and get things just right for you.
Now, when you receive your modern reception desk and or furniture, you don’t have to spend hours of your time figuring out where all the parts go…because we have done it for you. At 90 Degree Office Concepts, your furniture will, for the most part, ship assembled.
This is BOLD new approach to modern reception area design that is making the entire industry take notice. It’s BOLD because the industry has been offering premade office furniture that fits an average mindset that they have established for them, not you. It’s time for a change to your way!