If you’re looking for ways to improve employee morale and health while simultaneously improving productivity and cutting costs, you may want to consider upgrading to ergonomic chairs and office furniture. Studies have shown that replacing office furniture with ergonomic versions reduces absenteeism, keeps employees focused, improves job satisfaction, and increases employee engagement. Although ergonomic office furniture may seem like a big expense, the benefits are significant, and it can help save money over time.
Improves Employee Health
Studies show that up to 74% of workers suffer from pain when working at a desk for prolonged hours. Not only does this mean that they are less able to focus on their tasks, but that they may have to take time off to recover. Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work in the US and without preventative
Improves Employee Productivity
By switching to an ergonomic chair, you can help reduce workplace stress and distractions as well as improving morale and reducing time off. When your employees are no longer in pain, they are more able to focus on their jobs and will make fewer mistakes. Employee morale will also see an improvement when chairs and equipment are updated. If they see their employer taking extra care to ensure their comfort, they will feel that they are more important and be more invested in the business.
By having a more motivated employee force that does a better job of getting work done, you can produce better quality work faster. Not only that, but by switching to ergonomically designed office furniture, you’ll prevent work-related injuries and musculoskeletal disorders which will reduce some of your business expenses. In the US alone, it’s estimated that musculoskeletal disorders cost businesses up to $50 billion annually with up to $18 billion in workers compensation fees. Making the switch to ergonomic items can significantly reduce these types of costs to your business all while increasing revenue.
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