The office as we know it is changing. Companies say goodbye to cubicles and welcoming new, ‘friendlier’ ways to work – shared workstations, standing desks, and ergonomic office chairs.
Every one of your employees have different body shapes and ways of sitting. Investing in supportive chairs will help improve your employee’s performance, comfort, and health.
First, let’s explain ergonomic design.
What is are ergonomic office chairs & why are they important?
We all know the purpose of a chair. But when your employees are sitting down for hours on end, literally, extra thought is needed to the design. It’s the most used piece of furniture in your office.
An ergonomically designed chair pays attention to common injuries such as Upper Extremity Repetitive Stress Injuries, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. The back and neck are also prone to issues when stationary for long periods of time.
Unlike the standard office chair, ergonomic chairs are more flexible to the occupant. This can include elements such as recumbent, sit-stand, and kneeling designs. Other features include adjustable seat heights and armrests, soft seat padding, slightly concave seat shapes, tiled backrest, padded lumbar support, and full back support. Essentially, ergonomic designs are made to suit the numerous individuals sitting on that one chair.
Your office chairs are important. Avoid buying in bulk and heading to Ikea. There are many benefits for investing in ergonomic chairs for your office. You just need to sit on one yourself to feel the difference.
If you’re still not sold, here’s are a few reasons why spending a few more dollars for chairs is a good idea.
- Happier, healthier employees
Poor posture can lead to back pain, headaches, spinal problems, muscle fatigue, and many more serious issues. Switch to ergonomic chairs to allow your employees to adjust their chair to suit their needs. That’s less sick days, too.
- Boost productivity Promote a productive workplace and help your employees become more efficient. Because your team won’t experience as much muscle pain and fatigue, they’re more focused and efficient. And we all know the saying: Time is money.
- Save money, in the long run Another big drawcard of investing in ergonomic chairs is their long life. By avoiding cheaper alternatives, you’ll spend less money on replacing your chairs. A premium, tailor made ergonomic chair should last up to 10 years, if well-maintained.
We could go on for hours about the benefits of office furniture that’s designed for the individual. If you’d like more advice, please get in touch with us. We have a large selection of ergonomic chairs to fit out your office space. For advice on combining products with our modular workstations and mobile pedestals, talk to us.
Show your team that you care about their health and wellbeing. You’ll create a more productive, engaged workforce.
Support your employees, in more ways than one.