The whole health factor in office furniture doesn’t usually hit the top of a company’s priorities. Functional and comfortable office chairs are the main agenda before considering core-strengthening, stability ball style seating. Since healthiness may not get the highest priority when planning office designs, here are some easy ways to make your office a little healthier:
A good start is with lighting. Work has been crowned as the second most stressful thing in a person’s life (money being first). Adequate lighting is known to increase productivity and reduce stress and fatigue.
Next, we suggest taking a break. Not all offices have been blessed like OstermanCron’s with a treadmill in our Showroom, but try and squeeze in a walk to clear your mind and re-energize your body.
Now that your workspace is a luminous refuge and you’re rejuvenated and ready to take on the world, we can’t afford having many sick days. Annually, US Workforce illness costs around $576 billion due to loss of productivity while absent.
Imagine this: your office desk is located in the bathroom. You work there all day, and don’t wash your hands before chowing down on lunch. Sounds pretty nasty, right? Truth is, the average office desk keyboard contains over five times the amount of germs found in a public bathroom. That’s an unsettling fact many people don’t know. Sure, it is a healthy choice to take a personal day every now and then. However, save those days for trips to Cabo, not for staying home sick due to the microbes on your office desk! Frequently give your office furniture a good cleaning and keep a bottle of hand sanitizer close by.
Most people simply aren’t well informed on the elements of a healthy work environment. This is one reason why OstermanCron offers a variety of continuing education courses revolving around this topic. Sign up to be on our class invite list. We could go on about healthy workplaces. However, we figured we’d end it here; it is about time for you to take that healthy break and walk around, right?