Management Seating and Office Chairs

Buy Rite strives to provide you with your dream office space or business layout. We work with top notch and high quality manufacturers to help this come true.

We have one of the largest selections of management seating and office chairs in Vancouver and the lower mainland.

 

www.buyritebc.com 

Custom and Made to Order Office Furniture

Buy Rite Office Furnishings has solutions and design consulting built to fit your space and budget!

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Our team of design consultants can help you with the layout, design, and overall presentation of your office with scaled drawings and customized furniture.  We offer free, no obligation quotations and consultations, either in your office or at one the Buy Rite showrooms in the lower mainland. Our showrooms in Vancouver and Langley have material samples, brochures, and displays of great new and used furniture. 

Custom Office Furniture solutions include:

  • Custom Reception Desks
  • Floor to ceiling Privacy Panels
  • Private Office Enclosures with sliding or swing doors
  • Counter-tops
  • Custom Cabinets
  • Office Desks
  • Panel Systems and workstations
  • Custom furniture, mill work & cabinetry

No matter what scale your project is, Buy Rite Business Furnishings is always ready to assist you. We are your design experts in Office Furniture. Call us today at (604) 999-7483 with your ideas and we will transform your work space!

Buy Rite Business Furnishing

Buy Rite Business Furnishing

As we continue to search out the best quality manufacturers for you, we wanted to let everyone know we have vendors and manufacturers that provide business furnishings for:

-Offices and Businesses

-Hospitals and Schools

-Bars and Restaurants

-Theaters and stages

-and more!

When you think furniture for any business idea, you should think right with Buy Rite!

Selecting the Best Ergonomically Correct Chair

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Selecting the Best Ergonomically Correct Chair

Hey, you, hunched over your computer!  I bet your back hurts doesn’t it?  That dull ache in your shoulders that doesn’t go away and a throbbing lower back that seems to linger? Reality check! It’s not your mattress! Believe it or not, if you have a job that requires you to sit at your desk for 8 hours a day your office chair is most likely the culprit. 

If your chair is not ergonomic – you shouldn’t be sitting in it and Buy Rite Business Furnishings is here to save the day and your back!

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Ergonomic chairs are proven to reduce back and neck strain.  It’s that simple.  With the long days we are all working, most spent in front of the computer, it’s important for you to put your health or the health of your employees first.  It’s not just back pain that a bad work chair can cause, you may also find yourself suffering from stress, fatigue, incorrect body posture and poor blood circulation.  For as hard as you work each day, you and your employees simply deserve better!

In 1968, Wilfred Dauphin developed ergonomic chairs to coincide with research on how computers were affecting office furniture!  It’s been a while since 1968, so there an abundant number of options out there for you.  So how will you choose?

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Here are some good tips for choosing the best ergonomic chair for you:

  1. Choose a chair for its leg, back, arm and buttock support

It’s not just your back that suffers in a bad chair – it’s your whole system so be sure that the chair you choose properly supports each of these important body parts.  Slouching is a vice that a proper chair can eliminate from your life! Also, no one wants to feel like they’re slaving away at their computer – you want to sit on a cloud!

  1. Choose a chair that is easy to adjust for maximum comfort and support

Remember, everyone’s different so no one chair suits every person.  Choosing a chair that is easily adjustable ensures that your investment pays off.  Arm rests should adjust to reduce stress on wrists; chair height should be easily adjustable so that your feet aren’t swinging back and forth all day, and, of course, the chair you pick should make your lower back feel GOOD. Keep in mind that the more levers there are, the more you can adjust the chair to your specific needs.

  1. Choose the chair that matches your personality

These days Ergonomic chairs do not have to be clunky and unattractive.  There are multitudes of styles to suit every professional. Our manufacturers have branched out of the standard chair fabric to mesh and even leather. Imagine the comfort of a properly adjusted, soft leather chair that fully supports the natural alignment of your body! You might even forget you’ve been in front of the computer for hours on end!

Buy Rite Business Furnishings understands that office furniture no longer focuses on just aesthetics or functionality – these modern times have called for unity of these two concepts and our manufacturers have risen to the challenge, creating some chairs that are almost ‘modern works of art’.

So don’t hesitate – take care of yourself or your employees and select an ergonomic chair that reflects how much you value good health. Have a visit and view our selection of ergonomic chairs at www.buyritebc.com. A happy employee is a productive employee – we bet even your boss will be impressed!

The Perfect Workspace (According to Science)

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The spaces we occupy shape who we are and how we behave. This has serious consequences for our psychological well-being and creative performance. Given that many of us spend years working in the same room, or even at the same desk, it makes sense to organize and optimize that space in the most beneficial ways possible.

When it comes to building your workspace you can aim for the trendy look and flick through some interior design mags, or you can let science guide the way. Based on recent psychology and neuroscience findings, here are some simple and effective steps you can take once to improve your productivity for years:

 Take ownership of your workspace 

The simple act of making your own decisions about how to organize your workspace has an empowering effect and has been linked with improved productivity.

Craig Knight, Director of the Identity Realization workplace consultancy, showed this in a 2010 study with Alex Haslam involving 47 office workers in London. Those workers given the opportunity to arrange a small office with as many or few plants and pictures as they wanted were up to 32 percent more productive than others not given this control. They also identified more with their employer, a sign of increased commitment to the team effort and increased efficiency.

If you are an office manager this suggests you should give your staff as much input into the design of their office and immediate workspace as possible. Many companies even give their employees a small amount of money to furnish their space. Alternatively, if you’re a creative in an open-plan office, try to find ways to make your mark on your immediate environment. Even the simple use of a pin-board to post your own pictures and messages could help you feel that the space is yours with consequent benefits for your work.

Choose rounded furniture and arrange it wisely

If you have the luxury of designing your own workspace, consider choosing a layout and furniture that is curved and rounded rather than sharp and straight-edged. Creating this environment has been linked with positive emotions, which is known to be beneficial for creativity and productivity (added bonus: there’s also less chance of knocking an elbow or knee on a sharp corner).

In a 2011 study, hundreds of undergrads looked at computer-generated pictures of room interiors and rated those filled with curvilinear (rounded), as opposed to rectilinear, furniture as more pleasing and inviting. Another study out this year found that people rated curvy, rounded environments as more beautiful than straight-edged rectilinear environments and that the rounded spaces triggered more activity in brain regions associated with reward and aesthetic appreciation.

This contrast between straight edges and curves also extends to the way we arrange our furniture. Apparently, King Arthur was on to something: sitting in circles provokes a collective mindset, whereas sitting in straight lines triggers feelings of individuality – something worth thinking about at your next meeting if you want to encourage team cohesion.

Apparently, King Arthur was on to something: sitting in circles provokes a collective mindset.

Take advantage of color, light and space

Choosing the right color and lighting scheme for your office is one of the simplest ways your environment can enhance your performance. Different colors and light levels have different psychological effects, so the ideal situation is to install a lighting system that allows you to alter the hue and brightness of your room to suit the kind of work that you’re engaged in.

For instance, exposure to both blue and green has been shown to enhance performance on tasks that require generating new ideas. However, the color red has been linked with superior performance on tasks involving attention to detail. Another study out this year showed that a dimmer environment fostered superior creativity in terms of idea generation, probably because it encourages a feeling of freedom. On the other hand, brighter light levels were more conducive to analytical and evaluative thinking.

Not as easy to modify, but ceiling height has also been shown to have psychological effects. A 2007 study found that a higher ceiling was associated with feelings of freedom, together with a more abstract and relational thinking style that helped participants see the commonalities between objects and concepts.

Make use of plants and windows

If you only do one thing to optimize your workspace, invest in a green plant or two. Research has repeatedly shown that the presence of office plants has a range of benefits including helping workers recover from demanding activities and lowering stress levels. As a bonus, there’s also evidence that plants can reduce office pollution levels.

Another feature of an optimized office is a window with a view, preferably of a natural landscape. This is because a glance at the hills or a lake recharges your mind. Obviously a view of nature isn’t possible for many people who work in cities, but even in an urban situation, a view of trees or intricate architecture have both been linked with restorative benefits. If you can’t negotiate a desk with a view, another plan is to choose an office in your building that’s the shortest stroll from an urban park. A visit here will revitalize your mind and compensate for your lack of a view.

If you only do one thing to optimize your workspace, invest in a green plant or two.

The benefits of a messy desk

There’s a lot of pressure these days to be organized. How are you supposed to get your work done if you can’t even find a clear space on your desk to roll a mouse or place a plant? But new research suggests Einstein may have been onto something when he opined: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”

Kathleen Vohs and her colleagues at the University of Minnesota found that participants tested in a messy room at a desk covered with paper came up with more imaginative uses for a ping pong ball than participants tested in a tidy room. This matches the views of consultant Craig Knight who has argued against the modern trend for “lean” workspaces. “We don’t understand psychologically why putting someone in an impoverished space should work, when it doesn’t work for any other animal on the planet,” he said recently.

It also fits with the advice from Eric Abrahamson – co-author of A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder – who says people with highly ordered desks often struggle to find things because their filing systems are so complicated. He also points out a key advantage to a mess – you can find things in it that you didn’t expect. Discovering that ground-breaking idea you scribbled on a piece of paper two years ago could be just the spark to get your next project off the ground.

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It’s easy to neglect the importance of your workspace, especially if you’re under pressure of deadlines and not so into interior design. But hopefully this review has convinced you that the spaces we occupy really can affect us psychologically. It’s vital that you choose an office space that you feel happy and comfortable in. If your freedom is restricted, shape the space as much as you can to make it your own. Get your surroundings in order and the rest is sure to follow.

Originally posted by Christian Jarrett at http://99u.com/articles/17437/the-perfect-workspace-according-to-science

Rectangular Conference Tables Make Employees Argue More

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Are the conference room tables in your office round or rectangular? It could make a difference in how argumentative employees get at staff meetings!

Canadian researchers sat groups of people around either rectangular or oval tables to see how they reacted to advertisements, because, well, I don’t know why they would have them react to advertisements, but that’s what they did and this is what they found:

 

Subconsciously, the style of seating brings out one of two conflicting attitudes, said the researchers from Alberta and British Columbia universities.Authors Juliet Zhu and Jennifer Argo wrote: ‘The geometric shape of a seating arrangement can impact consumers by priming one of two fundamental needs – the need to belong or the need to be unique.’

They added: ‘Seating arrangements influence consumers in a wide range of settings such as restaurants, hotel lobbies, public transit, or waiting areas in airports and doctors’ offices.

‘Circular-shaped seating arrangements prime a need to belong while angular shaped seating arrangements prime a need to be unique.’

 

Does it work? Find out for yourself. The next time you’re in a meeting (or in a job interview), note the shape of the table. Then notice how the people around it act, and react, to each other. Do they tend to be more combative and/or singular if the table is a right-angled quadrilateral? Does the meeting feel more like a tense inquisition than a mellow meeting of the minds as you scan the table’s perimeter?
Alternately, you might use the Pythagorean Theorem to measure the diagonal of the table. Hey, remembering how to use Geometry might just be more entertaining than the meeting itself!

Of course, this research raises a few other questions, such as, why is a rectangle always a parallelogram but a parallelogram is not always a rectangle*? By the way, did you do well in Geometry? If you say “yes,” then we want proof. Or should I say *a* proof, since we’re talking about Geometry.

Bottom line: If you want an office full of mavericks, then spring for the rectangular tables. If you want an office full of soul mates, then buy the oval tables. You could end up shaping a few new employee interactions — assuming you know how to multiply the width times the height to get the area, that is. Oh, nevermind.
*Answer: All angles in the rectangle must be 90 degrees, but parallelograms can have any set of angles as long as the opposite sides are always parallel.

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Originally Posted by Chris Penttila at http://workplacediva.blogspot.ca/2013/06/rectangular-conference-tables-make.html