With apologies to the immortal Shakespeare, the question for many business owners, facility managers, and other business executives is not “to be or not to be?”, but rather the more down-to-earth and pragmatic “should we repair or replace our office furniture?” True, this inquiry is not especially literary or likely to trigger an existential crisis, but then again, Hamlet probably would have been a great deal happier as a competent facility manager than the gloomy Prince of Denmark.
To help you make a smart decision when it comes to changing your furniture infrastructure and inventory, below we highlight some key reasons when it makes more sense to repair office furniture, and when it makes more sense to replace your office furniture.
Consider Repairing Your Office Furniture If…
- You have a limited budget, and replacing office furniture simply is not an option at this time.
- The office furniture you want to repair is indeed “repair-able”, in the sense that it does not require a total overhaul (in which case replacing would make more sense).
- You are striving to earn LEED points, which can be earned by repurposing existing furniture.
- Existing office furniture (once repaired) will make employees happy and healthy, which in turn will boost productivity and performance.
Consider Replacing Your Office Furniture If…
- You want to re-invent your space and create a stunning, sharp new image to impress both your employees and your customers.
- You want more choice and flexibility vs. being limited to using what you currently have.
- You need to improve ergonomics to support your employees (e.g. sit-stand desks, etc.)
- You (or more likely your CFO) wishes to take advantage of tax deduction opportunities.
- You want the protection and peace of mind that comes with a multi-year warranty (note that qualified office furniture repair companies will offer a warranty as well, but naturally it will not be as all-inclusive).
As you can see, deciding whether to repair or replace office furniture does require some research and analysis. The good news – which Hamlet would have appreciated – is that once you objectively assess the situation, there is no wrong decision.
To learn more, contact the Precision team today. We will work with you to explore this process, and help you decide what is best for your people, your business, and your budget. Your consultation with us is free.
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