In the fast-paced business world, ergonomic office furniture helps maintain enthusiasm, productivity, and the general well-being of employees. The science of ergonomics has opened new doors to make office workers more effective with less downtime than ever before. In the long run, ergonomic office furniture will cut health-related costs and medical bills, and save money for both employees and employers, regardless of the up-front cost of ergonomic design.
Consider a common office illness, carpal tunnel syndrome, and corrective surgery. Surgery is the available solution if carpal tunnel syndrome does not respond well within three to twelve months after non-surgical treatments. While an office worker suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome, his productivity is reduced. If surgery is required, a worker loses a day or two of recovery if the non-dominant hand is operated on, although up to two weeks are required. If the dominant hand is operated on, six to twelve weeks of downtime can be expected depending on the success of the physiotherapy. This is expensive for a company and an employee.
Ergonomic office furniture includes, but is not limited to, the following adaptive devices: computer glasses (to reduce glare), armrests and foam pads, book and document holders with or without lines, ergonomic mice and keyboards, office chairs and footrests. Each of these devices is designed to promote correct posture and circulation, reduce body stress, and reduce worker injuries.
In addition to these many advantages of ergonomic office furniture, the ergonomic office space can contain stretch-break software. This customizable software runs in the background and can be programmed with regular breaks to stretch aching neck muscles, loosen fingers or wrists, and further reduce the risk of injury from repeated stress. Even short breaks can help the brain to concentrate on incoming projects that take hours of a working day. This software is available for around $ 40 and is another way to improve the benefits of ergonomic office furniture.