Eight hours per day is the average time employees spend at work. This adds up over 150 hours per month. The majority of that time is spent in front of computers. Proper posture and positioning are a guarantee. A person in pain will not improve their mood, productivity, or creativity.
Today, we will show you how ergonomic solutions can improve employee productivity and morale in your office. This saves money on injuries, sick days, and disengaged employees.
Ergonomics Office Furniture: Health Benefits
Let’s begin with the statistics. According to OSHA
- MSDs (musculoskeletal diseases) that are related to work are the leading causes of reduced or lost work hours.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 33% of all cases of worker injury or illness are due to MSD.
If your employees have problems with their posture, carpal tunnel, back pain, muscle strains, or other conditions, they may be looking for a company that values their health.
Employers in the United States will pay more than 20 billion annually for injuries due to musculoskeletal disorders. It makes sense to invest on ergonomic furniture, such as adjustable chairs, keyboards, and standing desks that will support employees’ health and wellbeing.
Productivity and morale improvement
Nobody performs at their best when they are suffering or fearful of work. A team that is enthusiastic and engaged will ensure the success of your business. To encourage creativity and innovation, you must create a culture that values employee productivity.
Your employees will be more loyal and invested in their health if you show them that you care about their well-being. If furniture and technology are designed to reflect the wishes and health of your employees, it sends the message that you care about the long-term and the larger picture. If you’re interested in attracting the best employees, your office should reflect what your company offers.