17 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Comment on Staples Survey on Ergonomics

So what grade would you give your office set up?  This is a very interesting little post: http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4899669 —

Time for an Ergonomic Touch-Up: Staples Survey Shows Office Ergonomics Can Improve Employee Productivity and Well-Being  Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:00 AM

Our clients show a 42% average decrease in discomfort within two weeks of one of our workplace ergonomic evaluations.  There is a corresponding increase in productivity, workplace satisfaction, and face it — people act nicer when they are not angry at their chairs!  As the survey points out, most people would give their chairs a grade of C.  In reality, what we see is that people just don’t have their workstations set up properly.   It isn’t the chair that is the problem.  If companies just went off of employees’ perception of their offices they would be spending millions in new chairs.  Our advice — seek expert evaluations before making purchases.  And when we say expert that doesn’t mean the guy who sells you the chair or desk or keyboard.  They know their product, not your needs.

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