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  • Office Ergonomics

10 Basic Ergonomic Principles to Follow

By | 2018-11-30T14:27:09+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Categories: Ergonomics, Safety|

Approximately two million work-related injuries — like carpal tunnel syndrome and muscle strains — are reported in the United States each year due to poor ergonomics. Awkward posture and poor desk setup often cause these avoidable injuries. Because of this, they could largely be prevented by workstation improvements and employee training. Proper ergonomics in the workplace [...]

  • Proper Sitting Posture Tips

How to Sit Properly at a Desk

By | 2018-11-30T14:24:00+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Categories: Ergonomics|

Many of us spend eight to nine hours per day sitting in front of a computer at work. While sitting is largely unavoidable, maintaining proper posture can help combat the negative effects of prolonged sitting. According to experts, the negative effects of poor sitting posture include muscle fatigue, whole body pain, bloated stomach and rounded shoulders. [...]

  • Sitting and mental health. Woman at desk holding head.

Is Prolonged Sitting Bad for Your Mental Health?

By | 2018-11-30T14:27:31+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: Ergonomics|

Most people with desk jobs spend a fairly significant portion of each day sitting at that desk. While sitting is largely unavoidable in office environments, research continues to show the adverse effects of prolonged sitting. This includes sitting and mental health. While sitting and physical health is no secret and past research has linked sedentary lifestyles [...]

Tips For Using a Sit-to-Stand Desk

By | 2018-01-18T18:19:05+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Ergonomics|

Are you considering a sit-to-stand desk? Sit-to-stand desks are gaining popularity as a great way to bring ergonomics into your office. Research has shown that sitting for an entire work day is not good for the body. Standing throughout the day can help circulation while sharpening focus and combating fatigue. If you are looking to incorporate [...]

  • Office Ergonomics

Office Design Trends for 2018

By | 2017-11-15T16:39:49+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Design, Ergonomics, Space Planning|

Are you looking to boost morale and keep employees happy? A recent Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates survey found that the physical office itself contributes to staff happiness. The same study pointed out that 34% of respondents believe that improvements could be as simple as a better floor plan! When considering an office remodel, think about these [...]

Ergonomics For Your Office

By | 2017-07-24T19:14:11+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Ergonomics|

What can ergonomics do for your office? According to OSHA, "Ergonomics can be defined simply as the study of work. More specifically, ergonomics is the science of designing the job to fit the worker, rather than physically forcing the worker's body to fit the job." For a worker whose body is forced to fit the job day after [...]

Office Dragon-Slaying 101: The Importance of an In-office Ergonomic Assessment

By | 2018-04-10T22:10:24+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: Ergonomics, Safety|

Modern day office dragons include sitting disease, chronic eye strain, poor space economy, and other problems that are only avoidable with the right equipment and space planning.   If you employ full-time workers in an office environment, you may well have maidens in distress, knights without the right armor, and stewards whose chairs are more like [...]

Welcome Customers With a Thoughtfully Planned Space

By | 2017-07-24T19:06:34+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Creative, Design|

Welcome Customers With a Thoughtfully Planned Space When a customer enters your office, they're greeted by more than just your charming receptionist. The design of your space influences their sense of who you are as a business, so it is important to plan your space mindfully. Whether updating your reception area or finding ways to improve [...]

  • People in an Open Office

Generational Ergonomics

By | 2018-08-10T15:01:38+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Ergonomics|

Although the principle of ergonomics is by no means a passing trend in office space design, there are new developments to always watch out for to improve a company's workspace and enhance the quality of work performed. Here's what's been happening in 2017: Enter Generation Z Who are these people? I mean, it seems like we [...]

  • Office Space Planning Blueprint

Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Staff with Space Planning

By | 2018-08-10T15:04:44+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Creative, Space Planning|

Designing a new office space or renovating an existing space requires more than just picking out new ergonomic chairs from a catalog, painting the walls a fresh color and bringing in live greenery.  Detailed and comprehensive Space Planning is required to balance employee productivity and group collaboration with employee space for creativity and focused work. Harvard [...]