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Increase Efficiency With Ergonomic Office Furniture

Feb 25, 2008
Human work environments have much to do with productivity and efficiency. We may not believe all the studies that are done on how to streamline systems for doing things and seemingly wasted efforts at maximizing productivity, but when eliminating steps in a process saves time for a company, that can turn into profit. When creating a comfortable workspace designed with the help of human engineering makes your workforce more well-organized and comfortable the cost translates into profit as well.

Ergonomics, the study of human factors in objects and processes, has produced real advances in the office environment. Again, you may say, "It's just a chair" or "It looks like a regular desk," but ergonomic office furniture is making workers more comfortable in their tasks, and, as a consequence, more productive. How your office station is furnished and laid out makes a huge difference.

Not convinced? Have you ever marveled, for example, how you could get so physically exhausted when all you have done all day is sit at a desk and type in statistics? If you did not stay up late the night before playing Halo 3, your chair may be to blame. When your chair causes uncomfortable stress on your back or hurts your circulation because the seat is too large or too high, you suffer from fatigue. And that could be the least of the trouble.

Everyone is familiar with the term carpal tunnel syndrome. Ergonomic design helps reduce the occurrence of this repetitive injury. Recognizing how to position your body and adjust the height of your chair, workstation, and keyboard can protect you from carpal tunnel syndrome as well as problems with your spine and neck.

To the lay person, the concept of ergonomics may sound a bit too New Age or technical. In the end, though, it simply has to do with making humans more comfortable and productive, and that, indisputably, is a good thing!
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