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A comfortable workplace

How many hours do you spend in your office? Do you sit comfortably? Do you have ergonomic tools at your workstation?
All these questions and their answers are important to live well when you work.

It’s necessary to humanise technology because health and safety in the workspace are very important. Work environment plays a key role in your productivity – comfortable staff work longer hours, are more productive and show a better return for their employeers.

It would be more useful to talk about ergonomic tools to emphasize their advantages in terms of work rationalization, safety and wellbeing, for a more correct way of working.
Office furniture suppliers look at the environment staff work in, the space needed to work effectively in and the number of people that are required to be accommodated within that space. The new office is then planned out observing importantly the HSE guidelines on a modern working space to ensure your business’ compliancy to ever changing directives. The care and attention to detail is very necessary because a workplace is where a significant time of person’s life is spent.

Sitting comfortably is essential. People are all different shapes and sizes and all have different roles and requirements. Office chair should provide good back support and have the ability to be easily adjustable to the correct working height. It is important that elbows sit at the same height as the keyboard and feet are placed comfortably, flat on the floor.

I think that awareness still must be developed regarding the advantages of a totally rational, organized, safe workstation. Luckily ergonomic tools can be added “after the fact”, inserted in already activated situations, thanks to thei versatility and simplicity, not requiring modifications of the workstation for thei installation. Finally, investing in ergonomic tools means investing in the most important resources of any company. The human resources.

The modern workspace

In June I entered for the first time in La Mercanti office for an employment interview.
My eyes were surprised and captivated by this innovative workspace. The different workstations: meeting-room, sales-room, planning-room and marketing manager-room, were divided by transparent partitions that with big windows made that environment luminous and functional thanks also to the complete harmony between the elements.

Now I work here, in these offices and everyday I can live better my job. Yes, because it’s really true that the evolution of the office reflects a change in ways of working. The open space office already widespread in American companies, helps to work like a team in a comfortable sitting.
Don’t you believe that a cosy and stimulating working space can benefit in terms of productivity?

Improve office productivity

Whether you work from home or work from an office you spend a lot of time behind your desk. The wrong position can wreak havoc on your entire body. Tension builds up in your back, circulation is cut off to your legs, you’re a mess- so what do you do about it? Get ergonomic.

How to set your self up right

Proper sitting position can help you improve your physical well-being and improve your performance at work. An uneasy body can be severely incapacitated long before you even realize there is a problem. Sitting in a comfortable but well supported position keeps your blood flowing and your mind functioning well. A few points to consider when taking a closer look at your current office situation are:

1 – Your Seat

Does your chair have proper lumbar support? A good chair is well worth the cost you pay for it. Make sure it has adjustable support for lower back, and fits your body and supports your shoulders as well. Keep your chair in proper working order. Little tilts can mean you have to compensate for movements and hold the chair steady putting further stress on yourself.

2 – Level of Activity

Make sure your arms are held at a proper 45 degree angle and your wrists appropriately bent. A good ergonomic keyboard and a desk with an adjustable rather than stationary keyboard holder will make it easier to place yourself in the correct and comfortable position.

3 – The Eyes have it

Eyestrain is a common problem for people who spend a lot of time behind a computer screen. The height of your monitor and distance from your seat will make a big difference in your comfort and well-being. Getting an adjustable monitor stand can allow you to raise and lower your monitor so it is at perfect eye level as well as move it forward or back easy to adjust for your position.

4 – Pain in the Neck

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints of office workers but rarely to people understand that neck pain is not often caused by neck position but rather arm and wrist position. Strain on the upper back and shoulders makes muscles in the neck bunch to compensate and develops spasms and knots. Adding adjustable arms supports added to your work station as well as ergonomic keyboards help reduce arm and shoulder strain and ease the pressure on your neck muscles.

5 – Wrist pain

Carpel tunnel is the most common work related injury and it is avoidable. A good keyboard station, an ergonomic mouse pad that allows easy fluid movement and is curved to move the wrist instead of holding it in a stationary position are all easy to accomplish things that will relieve pressure on that sensitive tendon in your wrists.

Paying attention to the little things that keep your body comfortable and supported will ensure you have a long productive life free and be the successful person you know you can be :)

Choosing the right Office Chair

Technology has had a profound effect on the way we live and work. As a result, we are spending more time sitting and using computers, which has greatly increased the occurrence of related musculoskeletal disorders.

All office chairs are not created equal. When you are shopping for office chairs for your business there are many situations that require their own special type of chair and in some cases a special chair is required just to allow some employees to be able to do their jobs. Choosing an office chair should not be a standard affair but rather an important part of the office furniture planning process.

For a certain segment of your working population a standard office chair will do the job. Most people are of average size and have no physical challenges that would make any special kind of chair necessary. When choosing a standard office chair you should always go with quality over price. Many people will come and go at your company but you do not need to constantly be investing in office furniture to accommodate any new people. A well built ergonomic office chair that costs a little more than the economy model will pay for itself through years of service to the revenue generating people that will be using it. Constantly purchasing inexpensive office chairs is not good business.

So what exactly is ergonomics? In a broad sense, office ergonomics applies science to workplace design to maximize productivity while reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.

An employer should always be in touch with the needs of their employees and that includes needs for a special office chair. If you hire an employee with a physical challenge then you should make the effort to purchase a chair for them that will allow them to be productive and do their job without any physical discomfort. If you hire a person that may require a larger office chair then investing in that chair can allow the employee to be productive without having to constantly go through several standard office chairs. Paying attention to the needs of your employees by investing in special office chairs when needed helps to improve company morale and that has a positive effect on your bottom line.