Are you looking for office furniture that can serve multiple people of all sizes, at all times of the day? Hot desking (aka “hoteling”) is a growing trend that allows business owners or office managers to reduce overhead by not letting desks sit idle. Instead, employees reserve a desk as needed for their in-office days.
After a year-plus of being cooped up indoors due to the coronavirus, both customers and employees have been anxious to spend as much time as possible outdoors. They’d probably enjoy just sprawling anywhere outdoors in public simply because they finally can. However, you'll still want to provide ergonomic furniture and equipment for their long-term health and comfort.
Having the best ergonomic products in your office is important for employee health, safety, and comfort. However, poor indoor air quality can offset the benefits of those products by exposing your employees to toxic fumes from that same furniture and equipment. Those toxic fumes are VOCs (volatile organic compounds) introduced during the manufacturing process.
When you're talking about office furniture, comfort and durability are as important for a workplace as safety and security. Staff members in many industries spend a large portion of their lives using supplied furniture, and ensuring their health and productivity increases ROI while reducing worker’s comp claims.
Furnishing your office is a big decision. There are a lot of factors to consider, like your team's comfort and health, an appealing aesthetic, cost, and durability.
The way people are working is changing, so the modern office (or home office!) should change to accommodate employee habits.
If you’re considering new office furniture, it's important to think about what your office needs. Do you need extremely durable pieces that will last for years? Do you want to prioritize comfort and ergonomics?
So you’ve read up on the benefits of ergonomic office products. You’ve heard rave reviews about the top ergonomic office chairs, ergonomic computer solutions (i.e. advanced keyboard mechanisms and adjustable monitor arms), and desktop components for training desks.
We’ve probably all experienced a stiff neck or a sore back from sitting all day, and it’s no fun. With proper ergonomics, however, such ailments can often be alleviated.
Good ergonomics in the workplace, will enhance employee comfort and increase productivity. Ergonomics is essentially the science of adapting a job or position to specifically fit the worker - and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has taken on a leading role in helping promote and advocate for such environments.
In this post, we'll take a closer look at OSHA's ergonomics guidelines for a healthy workplace:
With the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect and winter fast approaching, it’s crucial to be prepared for the work-from-home holiday.
Ergonomics is about more than how you position your body. It’s also about where. So it's important to consider the best office desk position, whether at home or at work.