Just like when we buy other things, there are things we must do so we can decide wisely. Office furniture is supposed to support for practicality, efficiency, and quality as well. However, these mistakes often happen and we suffer a great loss.
#1. Not Trying
We often give too much trust to the furniture dealer because of their reputation and we fail to try the entire furniture we want to buy. Recommended items are not always items we want to buy and items we need.
#2. Look Beats Ergonomic Value
Even though trendy and fashionable look is nice for the office culture and atmosphere, it won’t last long. We should consider if it fits enough to each other and to our whole works rather than emphasizing on look only.
#3. No Budgeting and No Planning
Sudden shopping is never efficient. We also need to plan the amount we want to get. It also depends on priorities like how often we will use it, how we use the items, and how long it will work well with us.
#4. Quantity and Quality
Sometimes, getting extra items is wise but it is also essential to pay attention on quality. If we don’t need integrated meeting table, we can prefer on standard one for employees to crowd. However, buy quality chairs for example will keep employees fit.
#5. Price and Value
When it comes to employees’ health and office culture and atmosphere, we should be willing to sacrifice some more fortune for little more expensive items. We sometimes forget the price and value in balance.
#6. The Essentials Become the Second
We often forget to get the essential items we are after but we purchase so many extra items that will add comfort on us. Then, we are running out of money because of that.
#7. Miscalculation on Ownership Cost
Several things like shipping, assembling, warranty cost, repair bills, and several other expenses should be calculated during purchasing. We often forget it while those details are never going anywhere.
#8. Underestimate Little or No Support for Customer
Many trendy items are not completed with good customer supports. Many need personal assembly, and they don’t give enough warranty for customers. This is always a problem for us and it takes a lot of money very often.
Those things happen almost all the time when we shop for many things including furniture. Learning from those mistakes, we know well what to do and get ready to anticipate them.