How you sit at your desk - whether at work or at home - has a major impact on your health and work performance. While people did not understand the importance of movement, and good posture in the workplace for decades, data now shows that ergonomic office furniture can help reduce many of the negative effects that can come with conventional office furniture and behavior.
If you want to improve your employees’ overall health and boost productivity at the office, then ergonomic office seating can help create a healthier and happier workplace workspace.
What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomic designs focus on keeping the area between your neck and hips strong and in a way that alleviates pressure by distributing pressure evenly between the back and the front of the body.
What is Ergonomic Seating?
Why is Ergonomic Seating Important?
Conventional office space with the use of computers and constantly-changing technology has contributed to sedentary workplace sedentary lifestyles. Stiff, fixed posture with little to no movement has led to proven negative effects in employee health and productivity. Ergonomic furniture, including chairs, monitors, desks, keyboards, and even lighting, works to provide daily physical activity and movement while supporting proper posture. Doing so not only encourages an active lifestyle and helps to prevent long-term injuries but also improves blood flow to the brain and increased productivity and efficiency.
What Are the Benefits of Ergonomic Office Furniture?
Reduce Work-Place-Related Injuries
Ergonomic office furniture is designed to alleviate discomfort that can cause these injuries down the road. Furniture such as standing desks, supportive keyboards, and adjustable chairs are designed to support employees by realigning their spine, promoting movement, and fixing bad posture that can all lead to these health problems down the road.
Increase Productivity & Efficiency
Sitting for extended periods of time can have an effect on work performance. When employees have the ability to stand and work, they increase blood flow to the brain. More blood means more oxygen and energy, allowing their brains to perform better and have enhanced mental clarity.
Improve Employee Well-Being
Additionally, employees would appreciate employers offering healthier alternatives such as ergonomic furniture as it shows employers care about their workplace health.
Ergonomic Seating from OCI Office
If requested, our in-house Ergonomist/former Physical Therapist will assess your working situation & help you find the best working environment for you. Contact us for more information.