For decades, employees were obligated to “fit” into their office environment — which typically meant facing a daily grind of sitting in painful chairs, working at awkward desks, straining to reach inconvenient cabinets, and the miserable list goes on.
However, these days thousands of organizations have discovered that trying to force employees to cater to the environment is the wrong mindset: instead, the environment should align and support employees, so that individually and collectively they can be more productive, improve quality, avoid injuries, and enjoy going into work vs. dread it. And one of the key ways to bring this vision to life is by replacing conventional office furniture with ergonomic office furniture.
If you’re considering refreshing, renovating or re-inventing your work environment, here are three types of popular ergonomic office furniture that you’ll likely want to include in your (soon-to-be) new and improved office design:
Seating is what most people think of when they hear the words ergonomic office furniture; largely because once someone has sat in one for even a few minutes, reverting to conventional seating seems like cruel and unusual punishment (imagine getting bumped up from economy to first class on a long-haul flight — it’s not just an upgrade, it’s blissful!).
There are a wide variety of ergonomic options, such as sit-stand seating (for use with stand-up desks), executive chairs, task chairs, lounge chairs, kneeling chairs, intensive use chairs, and the list goes on.’
Just as is the case with seating, there are many ergonomic desks to choose from. In addition to being stylish and esthetically impressive — which is an important factor — these items are specifically designed to maximize comfort and productivity; not one instead of the other. Some examples include sit-stand desks (for use with sit-stand seating), treadmill desks (yes, it’s what you think!), L-shaped and corner desks, etc.
There are several ergonomically-designed accessories that businesses can pick and choose from, based on the needs of their workforce and the specific details of their environment. Some of the most popular accessories include: monitor arms, keyboard trays, computer holders, standing mats, task lights, foot rests, document holders, and more.
For Additional Information
To learn more about choosing the right ergonomic office furniture for your office design — so that you can boost productivity, employee engagement and quality, while reducing absenteeism, the likelihood of injury, and turnover — contact the Key Interiors team today. Your consultation with us is free.
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