Fitting Ergonomics into Your Furniture Budget
One of the biggest reasons for loss of production in the workplace is due to employees calling out for work. The usual reasons are illness, emergencies and increasingly, chronic pain. While the chronic pain can be rooted in various serious health issues, an overwhelming number are due to the actual workplace and uncomfortable work environments like inadequate office furniture. Employers can lessen this occurrence by considering ergonomics when designing the office layout. Ergonomics on a budget is possible when ordering new office furniture when certain factors are taken into account.
Evaluate Current Furniture
Before planning a huge budget to incorporate ergonomic furniture, it’s a good idea to evaluate what you already have. Which furniture needs to go? Which furniture is still usable? What is causing the most problems? Once you have answered these questions, you can begin to properly plan your ergonomics on a budget without causing the company unnecessary expenses.
Making a workplace more comfortable doesn’t necessarily mean buying everything all new. Instead, existing furniture can be simply retrofitted to handle current demands. For example, an articulating arm can be added to an existing computer monitor to adjust its positioning to ease eye strain and other vision problems. Buying this piece of furniture is much cheaper than buying a full office worth of new furniture.
Test Out Solutions
Before spending your allotted budget, it might be a good idea to have a select group of employees test out some furniture to give their feedback. This can help you reevaluate your needs and see what will work best for employees and your furniture budget. You will be able to target your unique needs better.
To learn more about ergonomics on a budget when purchasing new furniture in Jacksonville, visit the Advanced Furniture Solutions website or call 1-904-398-0807.