Starting with the 1970's
The office in the 1990's saw the introduction of hot desking because there was no dedicated workspace for employees there was greater equality of furniture provided. From typewriters in the 70's to personal computers and floppy desks in the 90's there was less need for big bulky filing systems to store paperwork.
Wall planners and post it notes allowed employees to keep on track of their workload. Ergonomic products were developed to ensure correct posture such as monitor arms, wrist rests and CPU supports.
The office desk has now evolved massively, with 'working from home' being introduced by modern empoyers. These key pieces of furniture have a more slimline design with under desk storage units, and thoughts developed around how to position them in a workspace - with open spaces becoming more popular than ever.
Due to the change in technology (and size of it!) there's less need for large workspaces and filing systems.
The average office worker is now 84% more productive than they were around 30 years ago and the transformation of the office environment may have helped this. Today many offices are upgrading their standard sitting desks to healthy height adjustable office desks encouraging employees to be more active throughout the day promoting healthy lifestyles.
Employees no longer have to work 5 days a week 9 while 5 stuck in the same office with flexible working practices employees now have the choice where, when and the hours they work. If you look around a typical office, you'll find messy, tidy and standing desks covered in personal items making an individual's office desk unique to them.
The future of the Office desk
You may be thinking 'what's next for the office desk' after all they have come along way from traditional woodgrain desks to adding individual characters and standing desks.
Office Desks from Kit Out My Office
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