Ergonomic Office Chairs are Integral Office Design

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear about office design is “what is ergonomics?”  Sure, it’s a new concept, but it’s also one that should become common in each office.  This is because ergonomics isn’t just a way to design office furniture and equipment so that workers can work more comfortably and efficiently.  Instead, ergonomic office furniture is a way of designing the actual job to meet the demands of its workers.  In short, ergonomics is a way of designing office equipment so that it is comfortable, user friendly, and supportive to each employee.

The most frequently used piece of office furniture is the office chair, so let’s start our discussion by revising the look, feel, and function of our offices by using ergonomic office chairs.  By choosing office chairs that are supportive to each and every employee’s different body shape, an office is guaranteed to create a more productive work environment.

When shopping for your new ergonomic office chairs, ensure that the chairs are adjustable to support each employee’s back, neck, shoulders, and arms.

 

Ergonomic Office Chairs

Ergonomic Office Chairs

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Ergonomic Office Furniture and Arthritis

I recently found an article that discusses the links between ergonomic office furniture and arthritis.  While we’ve begun to become aware that ergonomic furniture is an important part of a healthy work environment, I had no idea of the effect it has on arthritis sufferers.  Apparently, arthritis sufferers experience a great deal of pain from manipulating their keyboard and mouse.  Additionally, they report that finding a comfortable position in their office chair is often nearly impossible.

This is yet another major reason why offices need to “go ergonomic.”  Ergonomic office chairs and keyboards will help arthritis sufferers by decreasing the amount of pain and frustration that they have to experience each and every day at work.  Often, the pain can be so severe for some arthritis sufferers that they must drastically cut back their hours or, in some cases, quit their job altogether.  

Today’s world of ergonomic office furniture provides a great deal of variety and choice.  For a healthy workplace, you owe it to your employees to go ergonomic.

 

Ergonomic Office Furniture

Ergonomic Office Furniture

Leather Executive Chairs Spell Success

I’ve talked about ergonomic office chairs in the past and can’t stress their importance enough.  Sure, we all need an excuse to visit the masseuse, but our office chair shouldn’t always be the culprit.

Lately, however, I’ve been noticing that those offices that are most impressive feature leather executive chairs that are also ergonomically-friendly.  Think about it: a nice, leather chair exudes style, comfort, and success.  It makes a statement that its owner is serious and savvy.  And, this confidence can go a long way in the business world.

As you attend meetings in different offices, I challenge you to take notice of the office chairs being used.  I guarantee you’ll find that those business professionals that sit in leather executive chairs are the ones you view as most successful.  Let me know what you discover!

Ergonomic Leather Chair

Ergonomic Leather Chair

The Importance of Ergonomic Office Chairs

Computer chairs come in all shapes and sizes.  On any given day, you can likely pick up an inexpensive office chair at Office Depot for under $20.  However, if you’re like me, you already know that a $20 chair is not going to be friendly to your back.  Sure, frequent walks to the water cooler might give your back some much needed break time throughout the day, but you really deserve a better solution.

Office chairs that are height adjustable should be a must for every office. Even though I’ve never seen your office, I can guarantee that you and all of your co-workers aren’t the same height.  So, your computer chairs shouldn’t be either.  But, it’s not only key to have a height-adjustable chair; the important part is actually using the adjustable feature of the chair!

The ability to adjust your chair’s height is just one feature that’s possible in today’s wealth of ergonomic office chairs.  For example, ErgoGenesis features a BodyBilt High-Back chair that is ergonomically designed in ten different points.  I wonder how I can talk my boss into buying me this chair…

ErgoGENESIS BodyBilt Neckroll Chair

ErgoGENESIS BodyBilt Neckroll Chair

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