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Last year, I realized that a few of our employees did not have the best intentions when they came to work. It seemed like their goal was to slack off and avoid work, and it was really frustrating. I realized that I had to do something in order to make things right, so I started working with them to train them. I also installed a camera system and explained the consequences of their actions. Within about six months, we were able to completely overhaul things, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about keeping employees productive and on track, so that you can keep your company viable.

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Three Tips to the Shapes and Sizes of Office Desk Drawers

Grace Hanson

It's hard to do office work without an office desk that's both high quality and appropriate looking in comparison to your building. Since office work tends to involve all kinds of work with small objects like staplers, paperclips, and highlighters, it's especially important to get great office drawers. While you're designing or choosing a desk for your office, utilize these three tips to choose the best shapes and sizes for your office desk drawers.

Consider Whether You Need to Run any Cords through Your Drawers

It's important to remind yourself of exactly how much technology you're planning to use on your desk before you choose it. While a single computer probably won't put a lot of strain on space for cords, you might run into trouble if you're also planning to store other electronic devices like printers and scanners on your desk.

If you need to run a lot of cords through the space that your office drawers occupy, you'll either have to leave plenty of open space between each individual door or include metal clips below the drawers that have enough space to harbor cords on them.

Don't Build Drawers So Large That Your Knees Have to Be in an Uncomfortable Position

Your desk will never be comfortable if you have to widen your knees unnaturally to make room for a large drawer. Before you finalize your desk drawer design, always consider how much legroom you need for comfort and make sure that none of the proposed drawers are too tall and too far in the front of the desk.

It also doesn't hurt to consider how much space you'll have if you want to move your knees around. There's a reason that drawers are commonly short and along the extreme left and right of a desk.

If The Desk Won't Be against a Wall, Feel Free to Use Larger Drawers

Without knowing exactly how you'll be positioning your desk, it's hard to design drawers that are ideal. However, if you know that your desk is going to be in the center of a room, you'll be able to design or choose drawers that are significantly larger and more useful than normal.

Positioning is key. Once you know that the back of your desk will never be against a wall, it's easy to design or choose large drawers that will utilize plenty of open space in the immediate rear of the desk.

You should take neither office desks nor the drawers inside them for granted. Without a lot of effort spent picking something out that's good, you're liable to be frustrated down the line with your desk drawers. For assistance choosing your office furniture, consult a professional.


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