5 Steps To Better Ergonomics - And Morale
Spend enough money on ergonomic chairs, keyboards and computer screens, and you can kiss your company's repetitive-strain injuries and related productivity losses goodbye. Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Study after study suggests a strong link between better ergonomics - or ergo, as it's called in the industry - and improved productivity. One of the latest, a 2004 poll conducted by Microsoft Hardware, found that nine out of 10 employees said the design setup of their workstation directly affected their ability to be productive at work. Effective ergo programs need to start at the top of the organization. As long as a company needs people to successfully grow their business, the focus should be on ergonomics and wellness.