HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR AND WELCOME INTO THE YEAR OF THE RAM, 2015!
Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, where we enter the year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat, whichever you prefer (“Yang” the Chinese word used to refer to the Ram actually means both “Sheep” and “Goat” too!).
The Chinese believe that each new year, and each of the animals which represent them, have different attributes belonging to them, such as certain personality traits, lucky numbers and colours and personal preferences. So it is believed that within a certain animal’s year, certain colours, moods and themes will run throughout the year and those that possess or observe them will be able to prosper.
SO, WHAT CAN YOU DO IN THE YEAR OF THE RAM TO HELP THOSE IN YOUR OFFICE ALONG THE PATH TO SUCCESS?
Firstly, the lucky numbers of the Ram are 2 and 7.
You may have found it hard to escape recent reports of the importance of ergonomic or active sitting in avoiding a multitude of health problems such as musculoskeletal diseases/injuries, poor circulation, high blood pressure etc. So, why not channel the luck of the Ram and look after your health at the same time with Wave Office’s selection of Ergonomic and 24/7 chairs? (see what we did there – 2 and 7!)
You may be wondering what a 24/7 chair is. Simply put, it is a chair that is intended for use by those who are required to sit for extended periods of time – generally 8 or more hours. Some of the chairs in our range are endorsed by Chiropractors and all of the chairs are designed toprovide support and comfort to your muscles and skeletal system allowing you to avoid aches and pains or even irreversible damage.
Oh, and did we mention, the chairs come with a varying colour palette? The Ram’s lucky colours are Red, Brown and Purple, just so you know!
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MOOD OF THE OFFICE IN THE YEAR OF THE RAM?
In the same vein, the Ram’s personality is both calm and creative, so this is the year to prosper with these traits. However, we know this can be hard to achieve in an office environment that may not stimulate you creative side. But don’t panic! There’s chairs that are proven to boost concentration and keep the blood flowing to give that creative brain the juice it needs to turn it’s cogs!
Wave Office supply a range of HAG seating which is designed with comfort, practicality, concentration and ergonomics in mind. The Capisco chair for example, was inspired by the design of the horse rider’s saddle and allows for a whole variety of sitting positions (including backwards!) whilst providing proper support. No one is more active whilst sat down than a jockey in the saddle and it’s this movement that the Capisco encourages that keeps oxygen and blood flow levels at an optimum, allowing your brain to function the best that it can. Pretty clever for a chair! You can snap this up in a Ram’s lucky colour too!
Because of his creative personality, the Ram loves teamwork but he also values privacy and space to think. This is a difficult balance to strike in the workplace, particularly if your office is open plan. But we have the solution!
Acoustic office pods and seating is the ideal way to create quiet meeting spaces or private areas where employees can concentrate and work individually to flourish this year. The Den range by Ocee Design provides a selection of pod and screen designs to suit both purpose and space and can be configured in whichever way you wish. Likewise, the Take Up acoustic seating range provides a quiet sanctuary in any area of the workplace for meetings, phone calls, individual working and even dining. You can also choose to integrate power and data modules directly into the seating so that you can simply move your device into the seating area when you need some quiet time and get on with your work as easily as if you were at your noisy desk!
ONE FINAL NOTE ON THE RAM
The Ram is not afraid of spending money to achieve a first class appearance and this is something that is important in business no matter which year we are in. So, as well as being able to update your office with furniture to boost your prosperity this year, we can also carry out entire workplace refurbishments, from building works to CAD planning and maintenance to help you to achieve a happier and more functional office space.
So now it’s up to you – how will you make the Year of the Ram work for you?