Modern employers understand the importance of happy and healthy employees. With physical and mental health more important than ever, 2022 is sure to bring another year of challenges in the workplace. But that isn’t to say we shouldn’t be optimistic about the future. Ensuring your employees feel valued, happy and heard is essential for a positive workplace. This in turn means the workplace itself should cater to the needs of your staff. An ergonomic workplace can be a way to improve happiness, health and productivity.
How Does Ergonomics Increase Productivity?
An optimal ergonomic setup can improve a multitude of aspects of office life. It can improve posture, reduce exertion, and improve overall well being. Companies using ergonomic equipment find employees can work more efficiently and accurately. Better posture and less physical strain help make employees feel more positive with higher energy levels with reduced absenteeism. Taking all this into account adds up to increase productivity.
Create a Positive Company Culture
If you value your employees, make them feel like they’re valued. Adding ergonomic office furniture into an office space can be a gesture of this value. It proves the company’s commitment to the physical and mental well-being of your staff. And for the company? It can benefit that too; not only is a positive workplace a nicer place to be but more studies are finding that ergonomics are directly responsible for increased revenue and decreased costs. Costs stay down as sick days taken are reduced. If an employee experiences less or no discomfort and fatigue during the workday, it can reduce turnover and improve morale.
Is It Worth It?
Absolutely! Employers in New Zealand that invest in ergonomic workstations are finding their staff productivity increasing, while other costs are decreasing. In some cases, an increase in worker productivity has also meant a reduction in staff or fewer training costs. So what are you waiting for? Invest in ergonomics now to improve the collective mood of your employees and the standard of their work. Ergonomics improves productivity - that’s hard to argue with.
If you’re interested in modernising your office with an ergonomic design and furniture, Office Furniture Warehouse is here to help your journey. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how ergonomics can help your office.