LONDON, ON, July 1 /CNW/ - "Office workers unite!" or so says an Ontario
group of office furniture dealers who are trying to help the current
generation of computer-facing "Dilberts" add the value of human interaction
back into the office. With an office design innovation from atWork Office
Furniture, companies can take back the importance of their people's
The concept, created for atWork by a small Ontario furniture
manufacturer, rotates the computer position on a desk so that the user is also
facing the front of their desk, and their clients. "It shows you value your
guests," says Rodney Lover, Director of Sales for the London, Ontario atWork
location. "People are absolutely the main thing. Facing an office worker
directly away from coworkers and visitors while working away on a computer
screen destroys a first impression and a welcome. Others just become a bother.
This is totally wrong and we want to change that."
Many office designers today use the ancient Chinese art and science of
Feng Shui when creating functional office spaces. This includes making sure
the worker's face is toward a door - never toward a corner or wall.
Symbolically, business comes through the door, so you should never turn your
back on it, and this includes colleagues as well as clients.
Adding a modern, social angle to this "forward facing revolution," Lover
has started a Facebook Group called "Forward Facers Unite" hoping to help
office workers made to stare at walls and corners support each other and
influence a "turn-around" in their companies.
"Joining together, we can make this human-depreciating office design
history!" The Facebook group members are encouraged to post their own pictures
of their offices and what they face while working.
For more than twenty years, the atWork Office Furniture group, which
includes seven locations throughout Ontario, has offered a complete line of
new and pre-owned office furniture and accessories. Each location is
independently owned and well established in their communities. Find them at
Photos available upon request.
For further information:
For further information: Rodney Lover, (519) 681-2254 x 135