Ergonomics & Productivity
Ergonomics is a popular word, but what is ergonomics? The University of North Carolina defines, ergonomics as,
“The study of people in their working environment. More specifically, an ergonomist designs or modifies the work to fit the worker… The goal is to eliminate discomfort and risk of injury due to work. In other words, the employee is our first priority in analyzing a workstation.”
Ergonomics can greatly enhance the productivity and overall morale of employees. It’s not just about being comfortable; it's about the health of the employee. In the end, good ergonomics will improve the bottom line for the company and allow employees to do their best work.
If possible, enlist some of the employees that will be impacted by the change to test some of the potential choices, or give feedback on ideas. In addition to standing desks and adjustable office chairs, monitor arms, keyboard trays and footrests can all make a difference in employee comfort.
Remember the Brand
You may be tasked with making the final decision on purchasing the furniture for an office redesign. But remember the office furniture should reflect the values and personality of the company. This is often overlooked but even more critical if customers visit your workspace. The colors, furniture and overall workspace design should be consistent with the messaging and energy of your company.
If your business is pretty traditional, consider office furniture in a cherry finish. If you’re more contemporary, try gray or white to meet the latest workspace trends.
Commercial Grade Office Furniture
Bush Business Furniture provides turnkey solutions that have everything you need for hassle-free furniture buying. With the right products and services, we ensure you get great commercial-grade office furniture fast, easily, and affordably. Bush Business Furniture is deeply invested in manufacturing commercial office furniture domestically in Jamestown, New York.
If you are in the process of outfitting an office, take a look at our five favorite furniture collections for the office. These are some of our most popular lines, backed by a 10-year warranty.