Ergonomic products in the office are not just a trend. They are making work environments healthier, increasing productivity and efficiency, and raising happiness levels in employees. Ken Ayers, Corporate Account Manager at Office Revolution, shares his experiences and thoughts about ergonomic products in the workplace and how they can have a positive impact on your work culture.
Why are ergonomic products important to you?
Proper ergonomic support is critical for an individual’s health and comfort. Working long term in improper positions can cause long-term health issues. I think it’s great that employers have been realizing this lately and are incorporating these products into their own spaces.
How do you think ergonomic products impact employee health?
As I have aged and experienced changes in my body and vision, I have recognized the importance of adjustability to comfortably and safely work for long periods of time without short-term discomfort, and long-term injury. Products and tools that help promote a healthy office environment can make a big difference in the office and even increase overall office morale.
What are some simple everyday things people can do to be healthier at the office?
I would highly recommend standing for periods of time throughout the day. Changing positions every 30 – 45 minutes when possible keeps me more engaged. In addition to changing positions frequently, I also take the time to walk and stretch throughout the day.
After using ergonomic products, how hard do you find it to go back to a product that doesn’t offer the same features and health benefits?
When working out of the office or at my home office, I miss the comfort and efficiency of having dual monitor arms. My sit-to-stand desk is something I take advantage of daily. It allows me to quickly change positions, which helps increase blood flow. I would also find it very difficult to work without monitor and keyboard adjustability.
What is your favorite ergonomic product and why?
My sit-to-stand desk offering me the opportunity to change my work position throughout the day. I use it daily, and it greatly increases my productivity.