4 Features of an office chair that promote PRODUCTIVITY and WELL-BEING
Productivity is an employee total output compared to the company’s total input. However, to achieve this there are several things that each company has to put in place, and creating a conducive working environment is one of them. Productivity can be closely linked to the type of furniture you select for your office. On today's topic, we will focus solely on the chairs and their 4 main functions that one should consider when buying and in return will increase productivity in an office.
1. The Not-so-obvious but necessary: Ergonomic.
Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products, and systems so that they fit the people who use them, hence getting an ergonomic chair for your office should be the number one goal. There is a pretty much difference between an ergonomic chair and an orthopedic chair.
All orthopedic office chairs are ergonomic but not all ergonomic office chairs are orthopedic. An ergonomic chair is characterized by several things being; the height of the seat in relation to the desk, the positioning of the armrest, the proportionality of the chair with the person using use.
2. Often ignored but very important: Headrest
Some people prefer using medium back chairs. Medium back chairs just as the name suggests are designed to reach on the mid part of our back. These chairs are not ideal for someone who seats for hours while working since they will end up straining their backs. Well, a headrest is as important as any other feature of a chair that aids in increasing productivity.
A headrest ensures a person's posture is upright and gives extra support to the head in these mid pauses during work. If you do not fancy a headrest then get a high back chair that way the head gets maximum support when you working.
3. Small but impactful: Adjustable Lumbar support
The lumbar support is the mother of all comfort. This is where all the support comes from. If you are going to have people sitting for very long hours then you need the right support system.
Adjustable lumbar support is very important since someone can adjust it to suit their back support. We need to take really good care of our backs because at the end of the day we only have one!
4. The least yet most functional: Tilt mechanism.
Most people might not see the importance of a tilt mechanism in a chair and its relationship with productivity but borrowing from the old English "All work without play makes Jack a dull boy".
Don't bring in play at work though but then occasionally we do pause and have a swing as we maybe check our phones or take a mid-break.The tilt mechanism also helps in tilting and locking a chair in a preferred positions while working.