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Cubicles and Managing Your Time Effectively
You are searching the web for good used office furniture options in Cincinnati, Ohio. You see one after another. So how do you know which one to choose, how do you get more productivity while working in a cubicle? While there are several things that you can do to to improve productivity, the first thing you should know about is, how the design of the cubicle and the furniture in it can play an integral part in helping your workers to meet their productivity goals.
Instead of asking your employees to adapt to their environment, why not adapt the environment to the employee? This is where ergonomics, which means designing the job to fit the worker, and anthropometry, which means the measurement of the human individual, and office furniture start to marry. Designers and manufactures consider how ergonomics affect the user. Using ergonomics helps designers to come up with problem solving solutions when designing office furniture and workspaces. The end result is to make a much more comfortable environment for the worker, which in return should make for a happier employee and reduced work injuries.
With Used Office Furniture Cincinnati‘s previous owned furniture, you can pay less and still have a quality work environment. When it comes to office furniture, comfort equals productivity. Therefore, you may want to keep in mind things like posture, repetitive motion and comfort when deciding on what furniture to buy for your office.
While working, it is essential for a person to maintain good posture. Even though there is still ongoing discussion on what is the correct seated posture by doctors, most everyone agrees that there should not be pressure on the back, arms, buttocks or feet. The depth, width, angles and height of a chair should all be factors in determining whether or not a person is being seated correctly, in order to reduce the risk of injuries. And, in addition to the importance of good seated posture, remember a good ergonomic design will take into consideration other workplace postures such as reaching, sliding, and standing.
Many of us have had experience with repetitive motion in some form or another. We have seen that continuing to do the same task over and over again, has sometimes lead to injury. All right, so what exactly is Repetitive Motion Disorder? Well, technically it is a muscular problem. This muscular problem is caused when we continue to do the same thing over and over again without interruption, or when we do unnatural motions. If these muscular problems are left untreated they can cause permanent damage to our muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments. As a manager or as an employee you can help prevent this disorder by doing some of the following:
- Ask employees to take a break more often from particular tasks that are very repetitive. Though you might squirm at this suggestion because you think you will be losing productivity, don’t be concerned. You can actually still gain by not having to pay for work related injuries, and you actually can gain productivity because your employees will not have to call off work as much for repetitive muscle disorders.
- Get familiar with ergonomic/anthropometry products. Educate yourself about what you purchase for your office. There are products out there that are specifically designed for specific task that can help reduce injuries.
- Arrange the office equipment in a way that will minimize exertion or repetitive motion. This will give you a physically safer work environment and your employees will appreciate your efforts for helping to preserve their health.
In conclusion, ergonomics has become a very important part of office furniture design, and rightly so. Designing products that make it better for people to function can help your office to have minimal injuries, keep down medical expenses and can make your employees happier. To sum it up, efficient design can go a long way in helping to avoid or minimize work place injuries.