The word of the day in the office environment is ergonomics. Employees find that they are spending more and more time sitting while they are at work. To improve employee comfort and morale, one of the most important aspects of the office environment is the office chairs that your employees sit on.
Ergonomic office chairs reduce stress and pressure on the spine and also reduce back, neck, and shoulder strain. While these proper office chairs are a little more expensive, they are a great investment in your business and will increase productivity and reduce injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, in the work place.
While it may not always be possible, you should choose a chair for each individual employee based on their needs. If this isn’t a feasible option for your business, then look for an office chair that is fully adjustable. Some of the features that you should look for in an office chair are adjustable height, armrests and seat, proper lumbar support in the back rest, adequate seat depth and width, and the ability to swivel. If you are choosing one type of office chair to distribute to all of your employees for a look of uniformity, then the most adjustable office chair will best suit the needs of all of your employees. The more adjustable a chair, the more customizable it will be to your individual employees needs.
Selecting an office chair is one of the most important business decisions you will make. Choosing inappropriate office chairs can lead to employee sick time due to strain on the back, neck, and shoulders, and decreased productivity due to discomfort and a lowering of overall morale in your office environment.