I have decided that I'm kind of the Dr. Frankenstein of office furniture. We have some really old chairs at work...some really old and dilapidated chairs. We have decided to slowly start replacing them. If it were up to me I would say, "Out with the old and in with the new!" but there's a budget and responsible spending getting in the way.
Therefore, ever so slowly (and by that I mean, we have a grand total of 2) we are getting new chairs. This chair dilemma kind of gets in the way of a small portion of my job. A new chair can take 2-3 weeks to get to us from the time of ordering. Not that long...when you are purchasing the chairs in advance (I think that's what Steven Covey means by being proactive), but when you realize you need new chairs as you are setting up a new hire who starts on Monday...not such a good thing.
So today, I was setting up two new hires and realized that both of their chairs were just dismal. I found a semi-descent chair only to realize that the arm had a hole in it, not too noticeable until you put your arm on the armrest. So I went to my little "chair graveyard" (seriously, that's what we call it), found a chair with a decent right arm and then went to work removing it. I took the arm to the other chair and replaced the bad arm with the good. "It's alive!"
...sadly, I have the feeling I will be doing this for a while before it can be proven that we should just buy a bunch of new chairs to have on hand. Then the chair graveyard can be converted into a...a...a chair incubator.
Fingers crossed we get some new chairs soon, I think the issue is slowly driving me mad.