Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Office Makeover Goals: Healthy Operating

Ergonomic Office Interior
We fully understand your desire to create fashionable office interiors that are up to date with the latest trends. That being said, there are other makeover goals your business should strive for that are equally, if not more important. One of those goals is healthy operating. When you emphasize ergonomics throughout your remodel, your employees will greatly benefit in the long run. Today on the blog we'll highlight ways to encourage healthy operating that you need to be aware of before starting your project.

Sit To Stand Workstations
First things first, you need to work with your team to design a layout that avoids over crowding. This starts with effective space planning. Measure your space properly and take note of all room obstructions, entry ways, and power outlets that will affect the way furniture is situated. Once complete, double check your measurements for accuracy. Rest assured, there's nothing worse than purchasing beautiful new furniture, only to find that it doesn't fit the way you hoped it would.

Open Concept Office InteriorStriving for an open concept feel will help you avoid overcrowding. It's not about how many workers you can fit into one space, it's about how effective they can be with the furniture you integrate. Overcrowded interiors tend to create frustration among employees. This frustration leads to limited productivity and snowballs into bad work habits that cause health concerns that can otherwise be avoided.

When selecting your furniture, it's important to keep the latest ergonomic trends in mind. To keep your project up to date and ready for the demands of the modern work day, consider budgeting for ergonomic tools like sit to stand desktop risers, monitor arms, and articulating keyboard trays. Here's a quick overview of each and their respective benefits...

Ergonomic Office AccessoriesSit To Stand Desktop Risers: As sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span, sit to stand risers are the latest ergonomic craze. They encourage continuous movement and improve blood flow while reducing the need for extended sitting sessions.

Monitor Arms: Desk top space is always at a premium. With a monitor mount that attaches to a desk surface you'll instantly create more work area. Additionally, monitor arms reduce visual strain while improving the rate at which users compute.

Articulating Keyboard Trays: Much like monitor mounts, articulating keyboard trays increase usable desk top space. They also encourage healthy computing angles that can help reduce the risk of office epidemics like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Healthy Workplace SolutionsOffice furniture serves as the focal point of any interior, so it's only natural to start your project there. That being said, don't forget about the importance of high quality seating. When selecting office chairs for your employees, beware of cheap imitations and knock-offs that aren't built to last. If you want to encourage healthy operating, do a little research on today's most popular office chairs before making a purchase.

We highly recommend visiting an office chair showroom in your area. You'll be rewarded with a ton of helpful info from the pros that will help you make an educated purchase with employee health in mind.

If you don't have a showroom in your area, take to the web! You can find a ton of helpful reviews and demo videos online that will assist you in selecting the best chairs for your workers.

Ergonomic Office ChairNeed a few chair recommendations? We've got you covered...

  1. Spritz Chair by Global Total Office
  2. Rave Chair by SitWell
  3. Oroblanco Chair by iDesk
  4. Apollo Chair by Eurotech Seating
  5. Creedence Chair by Woodstock Marketing
  6. Multi Shift Chair by RFM Preferred Seating

Once all your new office furniture and chairs have been delivered and installed, it's crucial to explain and demonstrate their benefits to your employees. Rest assured, even the best new products on the market won't be worth much if they're not used properly and to their full potential.

Request a visit from your dealer of choice, or a manufacturers representative. They should be more than happy to provide product demonstrations. If schedules don't line up, you'll need to master each component of your new space personally. Learn the features of your office chairs and ergonomic accessories, then showcase them to your valued employees to ensure they're ready to work smart, efficient, and healthy. The results will speak for themselves!

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