We’ve all been there before. Stuck at a meeting, presentation or whatever other type of event sitting in some god awfully uncomfortable excuse for a chair. Such a situation can ruin an otherwise decent experience, make it impossible to concentrate and leave you with a sore back. Odds are if the happening is a one off or temporary event, there’s a very good chance that the organisers probably will never even find out if the seating they used sucked and, thus, a vicious cycle carries on.
With more and more pop ups occurring in London, a new year of business fresh upon us and all sorts of stuff like the Olympics and such bringing plenty of reasons for us to sit down beside or in the audience of others, the likelihood of having to endure being seated in a miserable chair this year is stronger than ever. Furniture hire in London this year is apt to hit an all time high … here’s hoping the furniture hired is quality and ergonomic.
What can you do about these annoying situations of less than ideal seating conditions? Well, if you’re the one who’s job it is to actually hire the furniture please give a bit of consideration to the bums and backs of your attendees. You may find more positive results if your guests are comfy. Penny wise as you think you might be, investing a little more in the comfort of those you wish to impress goes a long way to getting them on your side.
And if you’re somebody whose backside’s been subjected to a less than ideal rest, speak up. Politely and when appropriate of course, but say something. It might even be worth mentioning (especially if you’re complaining to your boss) that a well designed chair can actually increase productivity and improve attentiveness.
Here’s to cushy yet firm seating in 2012. My calendar’s getting fuller and fuller at a faster rate than usual(which I guess may be a sign of great things to come). As prospects come onto the horizon, my hope is that through the upcoming 12 months of pitches, proposals, long shots and sure things, I’ll be sitting pretty.