When it comes to office ergonomics, you would probably agree that…
…it can be a painful subject! 🙁
All too often we spend too much time sitting in too poor conditions.
That on its own can result in any type of pain, including neck and lower back.
Fortunately it doesn’t have to be that way.
Fortunatelty there is a wide spectrum of things you could do.
In order to help you be more productive and pain-free (who doesn’t want that?!), we reached out to over 100 office ergonomics specialists (!!!) to ask for some tips from them directly.
What happened next?
We received A LOT of replies…
Almost all of that information is useful, applicable knowledge that You can start applying today! 😉
Scroll down to see all 105 office ergonomics tips or navigate to any of the following categories by clicking on them:
There is a growing interest in the study of office ergonomics.
This is likely because it has been shown severally that the well-being of the worker is directly proportional to the quality of the work done (that is assuming every other factor is in place).
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists:
Ergonomics is the science of matching the work to the worker.
Sitting and Posture
The Keyboard and Mouse
An ergonomic office setting is not just for the benefit of the worker.
It benefits all.
Office ergonomics is all about the office staff being comfortable in everything, from the desk’s height to the monitor’s brightness down to the details of each equipment used while working.”
When the well-being of the employee is improved, productivity automatically improves.
While this list is by no means exhaustive, it contains enough tips to drastically improve the working conditions in any office.
These tips are also applicable to home offices.
And, as Adrian K. Watson (an expert in Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety Consultant in the UK) puts it:
Comfort is key.
So, improve your work environment and you will have happy employees.
Happy employees improve productivity and reduce employee turnover.