We are sitting nearly 6 hours
daily in our workplaces and sometimes we are more worried about having a plant
in our office, than the type of chair we have. And although a plant can be
healthy and cheerful, the chair where you spend most of your time is a great
investment for your health, productivity and motivation.
If you are the CEO, you should not
worry about having the biggest office in the company. That only raises your ego
but not your sales.
Did you know that headaches, back
pains, arthritis, and other muscle or joint pain account for more than $60
billion each year in lost productivity?
If you invest in quality chairs
for your team, you are actually doing some savings for the future. Your company’s`
productivity and motivation will increase, employees will be healthier meaning there
will be less downtime and when you add all this up, it can translate into a
boost in sales and lowering your cost.
And if you consider yourself an
innovator and are looking for something trendy to put in your office, check out
two unusual, but ergonomic workstations
Some suggestions to find the
ideal chair for your company:
- Depth and width: Make sure it’s comfortable and not
- Height: Adjustable height is the
- Back support: Ideally it should
be adjustable and support between 12-19 inches of back width.
- Lumbar support: Lumbar means the
lower back. Inappropriate chairs make us sit incorrectly, which is what damages
- Swivel feature: Team works means
there is daily interaction and a swivel allows us to turn easily without
forcing our necks.
- Arm Rest: It shouldn’t be uncomfortable,
instead it should fit the average length of the arm and it should be adjustable
Oh!, and make sure it has some
good wheels. It’s not only important to support all the weight of the person
sitting, but it’s very useful when doing office chair racing!
Labels: Office chairs, office productivity, staff motivation