It’s time to upgrade your office to create a healthier, more productive environment. How, you might ask? With the benefits of ergonomic furniture! Most workplaces across the country use a standard 8-hour workday where most employees spend their day seated at a computer. While this isn’t bad by itself when you’re using furniture that isn’t ergonomic, the results include severe and long term health problems and pain that can keep your staff from bringing their best. When you make the switch to ergonomic office furniture, you’ll see a variety of benefits, and today we’ll walk you through our top three.
When you have ergonomic furniture to work with you and your staff will be using equipment designed for comfortable long term use. Ergonomic options allow for support of the body in a way that prevents bad posture and form and prevents injury and long term issues like arthritis and back problems.
When employees are not in pain due to lousy office furniture, they are less likely to call out. Additionally, they’re more likely to be comfortable in the workplace and report a higher rate of workplace satisfaction. Workers who are satisfied are more engaged and active in the workplace resulting in a higher environment in general.
When employees are happy and not in pain, they are better able to focus on their work. With fewer distractions, they will be better able to perform at their highest level and with greater speed. Additionally, having ergonomic office furniture means that you will have fewer workplace injuries and call outs. The less time your employees spend out of the office due to your accommodations, the less money you will need to spend on temp employees and potential workers compensation claims. Creating a space where employees feel safe and comfortable is critical to long term health happiness and retention. While it may seem to simple to be true, replacing your office furniture is one of the most vital parts of this. If you are on a budget and need to upgrade slowly, it’s best to start with the chairs in your office, as these are one of the most critical pieces that can either harm or help.
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