It’s been a long day. The clock finally ticks down and it’s time for you to drag yourself home. You stand up and stretch, hoping the neck and back pain aren’t as bad as yesterday, or the day before, or the day before. But alas, it is. This discomfort distracted you all day, preventing you from being as productive as you could have been. You took frequent walks around the office, trying to ease the tension in your lower back. You admit this is not an efficient use of your time. Perhaps it is time to look into new office furniture.
You’ve probably heard the word ergonomic thrown around, but were just never really sure of its meaning. Ergonomics is the study of how to design and arrange items in order to increase comfort, safety, productivity, and efficiency in the workplace. For example, an ergonomic chair will follow the natural curve of a person’s back, and the arm rests will allow your arms to lay naturally.
It is important to have an ergonomic workstation for many reasons. Comfort may be at the top of the list. If you are uncomfortable, everything else in your workday will suffer. Your mood will be affected which will cause you to have a dispirited view of your job. This will lead to a lack of concentration and a disinterest in your assignments.
Beyond having your productivity and efficiency afflicted, it could cause serious health issues. Poorly designed office furniture forces you into bad posture positions and could permanently damage your back and neck. In the worst case scenario, surgery is no longer an option but a necessity.
Discomfort aside, productivity and efficiency can decrease if you are working with a non-practical workstation. If you have to turn and move around multiple times to perform simple tasks, it will take you longer to complete them. Efficiency increases productivity; when one suffers, they both suffer.
Ergonomics has become such an important office issue that there is an annual conference and exposition. This year i’s taking place in Las Vegas December 2nd-4th. At ErgoExpo not only can you view ergonomic products, but you can also learn how to create an ergonomic program for your business or expand on your existing one.
You’ll discover fresh approaches for using your health and wellness programs to take your organization’s productivity and cost-saving measures to the next level.
We know how important it is to you for your employees to be happy, productive, and efficient. Contact us to discuss your needs and to find the perfect options to make your work space ergonomic.