There used to be a popular commercial that said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This has never been truer than in businesses and ventures that deal with clients, or the general public.
For countless businesses, the reception area is the “face” of the business, the first object that customers or clients see when introduced to your brand. As customers enter a business, the reception desk is a major focal point of the room, and how that business is presented to the general public. Reception desks should be clutter free, in a prominent area, and easily accessible when approached.
The overall look of a reception desk is going to be determined by the kind of image you want to project. No matter what that image is, there are some universal aspects that all visitors can appreciate. Quality is the first, and possibly most widely used among these. How your reception desk looks, the style, and type of materials used in its construction, are essential to making the right kind of first impression. Customers and clients alike will often base their first impressions of a company on the degree of professionalism displayed by the first major workstation they approach. A sleek, organized, and well put together reception desk can convey a great deal about a company, its reputation, and level of professionalism expected.
In businesses that involve closing deals, and building long lasting relationships with clients, an unorganized, or cheap looking reception desk, can convey the way a company will handle you as a client, and this just may be a significant deciding factor when it comes to clinching the deal. In an age where photos and reviews are shared instantly, and by potentially millions of people, creating a notable first impression can make all the difference in the world.
A well balanced and professional reception desk, and area, will take advantage of the strengths and weaknesses of whatever room they are in. In smaller spaces, the appropriate reception desk can give the illusion that a smaller area is more spacious and welcoming. Whereas a reception desk that is too small for the room can give the impression of financial difficulties, or a lack of concern about presentation. The last impression that you want your clients or customers to think is that your business is “going downhill” and needs to cut corners. This of course translates to a customer’s own business, and several will assume that you will try and cut those same corners when applying your services to that clients’ needs.
Balancing your workspace, conveying the image that a business desires the public to see, and leaving a memorable, yet professional appearance, is a sure fire way to leave a positive impression, and foster the kinds of relationships that lead to long term business. By wowing customers and clients with a quality product, excellent customer service, and a professional reception area, you are putting your best face forward and leading your business down a path of growth and success.
It can be quite challenging indeed when you select the right conference room chairs. You may want to consider several things, such as the comfort of your clients and guests, along with staying on a budget -all without compromising your professional appearance.
Seeing as how your guests and clients may be sitting for extended periods of time, the chairs you choose should be ergonomic for all body types. The more comfortable the chairs around your conference table are, the less likely your guests will have to take breaks or get up during meetings.
Several conference room chairs will offer a contoured seat and back that will allow you to adjust the height and also the angle of the chair for better lumbar support. Most offer a swivel mechanism that will allow you to move from side to side with little to no effort. You can also get sturdy wheels as well, which is ideal for sliding across the floor even carpet.
If you don’t want to scratch the floor, you can get rubber tipped casters on the rollers. Conference room chairs also feature tilt tension to keep muscles flexible during meetings. You can also add chair arms as well, which will help to provide extra support and also help guests and clients maintain good posture.
You should also consider the look as well as the feel of the chairs you choose for your conference table. If at all possible, you should try to select designs and colors that match the current look of your boardroom or conference table. You’ll want all the chairs for the room to be consistent with both style and color.
A majority of chair manufacturers will allow you to customize the upholstery of the back and the seat with leather, synthetic blends, padded foam, or even stitched fabrics. To make the chair look a bit more professional, you can also have the arms of the chair upholstered.
When you spend the money on a well built chair, you can’t go wrong simply because of the durability these chairs have to offer. They offer strong frames and quality mechanics, making them last anywhere from 10 – 15 years. In addition to this, most manufacturers will offer limited lifetime warranties as well on these chairs to protect your investment in the long run. These types of warranties will cover the frame, mechanisms, and even severe rips in the upholstery.
A conference room chair is a great investment for any office, as it will keep your guests and clients very comfortable while sitting around the conference table. A custom conference table without a well built chair just doesn’t make any sense at all.
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