Choosing the Right School Reception Desk

Choosing new administration furniture for a school district can be a daunting task, especially while juggling the hectic preparation of back to school season.  Regardless of whether your organization is a private school, charter school, or even the school district’s administration building, having the right front office furniture goes a long way.  Reception Desks illustrate professionalism, organization, and provides a welcoming ambiance for prospective students & parents, visitors, and guests.  Here are three things to help guide you in choosing a reception desk that makes a great first impression:

Professionalism & Elegance are Paramount

Reception desks are often the first thing people see when they enter a school which sets the building’s look and feel.  A clean finish without signs of damage or wear makes a solid first impression so it’s important to find a reception desk that can stand the test of time while maintaining a professional appearance.  The Marque Reception Station by OFM is one option that can accommodate countless front desk environments.

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Making Good Impressions With The Right Reception Desk

Reception desks are the first pieces of furniture a client will see when he or she enters your office. It also sets the tone for your employees when they come to work. Then there are the purely functional purposes of the reception desk that are crucial for running an office smoothly. This piece of furniture is a watch tower from which your receptionist directs the flow of work and defends your business from time wasters. This means that picking the right reception desk for your business will take serious consideration.

The first point you must consider is the type of work that will be done at the reception desk. Will the desk’s occupant be screening phone calls? Screening emails? Will he or she make appointments, complete invoices, or accept payments? All these different tasks require different tools and you must make sure the reception desk is big enough to accommodate those tools, while being small enough to properly fit your office.

It is very handy to have a reception desk that has its own outlets and storage space for all the necessary tools of the trade. Definitely check to see if the desk will hold a computer, phone and files comfortably. A desk that is properly equipped will make the receptionist’s job much easier and will maximize productivity.

Be sure to think about the general tone each potential desk is setting to see if it parallels the flow of the office and matches your business environment. Do you want to impress clients with how serious and solid your company is? Is your workplace supposed to be fun and casual? Pick the one that best matches the tone of the business. A more casual company may opt for a fun shape or unusual color while a formal company may want a more conventional-looking desk.

Perhaps you want to emphasize your forward thinking and give your office a more modern feel. In that case, you might prefer the PLB144 Reception Desk Suite by NDI. On the other hand, a warm wooden desk with ornate moldings will typically convey a more traditional sense, such as the Prestige Veneer Desk by Regency.

Whatever tone or decorating scheme your business holds, Worthington Direct has a receptionist desk that will meet your needs. Feel free to contact us and view your options today.

How Reception Seating Can Impact Your Company’s Image

Overlooking the impact your reception area has on clients is a mistake many businesses make. The overall appearance of this space leaves a lasting impression on customers and has the potential to turn them away or increase their confidence in your company’s abilities. The design choices you select should reflect the image and message you want your business to express to new and returning clients. While the art you display and the tables you pick have a large impact on the rooms look, the reception seating you choose can make or break the waiting areas capability to impress and inspire your clients.

Triumph Reception Seating by OFM

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Students Voice Opinion – It’s not your grandfather’s library anymore.

Designers for the new Durango Public Library discovered that the community’s teenagers know what they want in their part of the building at a focus group held Wednesday afternoon at Miller Middle School. Seven students ranging in age from 13 to 16 shared their opinions and tastes with architect Katie Barnes and designer Marcia Hocevar of Barker Rinker Seacat, the firm that is leading the design team. Topics ranged from colors and furniture to features like neon and artwork the teens would like to see.

Worthington Direct provides colorful, functional and durable library furniture, storage shelves, room dividers and more that are designed with the wants and needs of the modern student and sdministrator in mind.

All of the participants agreed that different kinds of seating, from couches and window seats to office chairs – but no plastic – would be good in their 700 square feet of allocated space.

“It would be nice to have an ongoing art project instead of something that one person, who nobody remembers, painted five years ago,” Wyatt Lupton, 16, said.  Alyssa Shelton, an eighth-grader at Miller, agreed. She said that keeping things fresh and changing would make people want to go to the library to see what was new.

A linear strip of neon on one wall was the group’s favorite version of that graphic element.
“What’s the airport that has all that neon?” Tyler Gordon, 13, said. “Oh yeah, O’Hare. Let’s not do that, it gives me a headache.”  (Read More)