You may think this is strange bearing in mind we are in the business of selling office furniture but here goes.
Firstly a dictionary definition:
- The pedestal generally is used as a dumping ground containing half of the worlds supply of paracetamol and goodness knows how much stationery squirrelled away by its user during the latest round of stationery budget cuts!
- After your organisation and your design partners waxing lyrical about agile working and flexibility in the workspace the flexible benching installed suddenly becomes as flexible as the old cubicle systems as each user is able to claim this space as their own based on the fact that 'their' mobile pedestal is situated in front of that desk.
- Cost. Not only do the users lose their keys on a daily basis - requiring replacement constantly (one Company we know were spending £47,000 a year on buying and fitting new locks as they didn't know where to but replacement keys!) but there is the cost of the pedestals themselves. These little beauties are more labour intensive to make than a desk.
- Consider why you actually need them. The usual reason is to keep wallets and purses in. Well, if you run a company that has so many potential petty thieves amongst you - well say no more!