Office staff spend a large proportion of their working days sitting at desks. So if they are not provided with comfortable furniture that is fit for purpose, it stands to reason that health and well-being problems could easily start to develop. Thousands upon thousands of employees are forced to take time off work every year due to musculoskeletal disorders, many of which are down to poor posture. This is precisely why the selection of good quality office furniture is such a vital part of the business health and safety strategy.
A place that creates a positive, welcoming impression and that is a pleasure in which to work. That’s the perfect office! These are also the values that the modern office moulds itself upon. If you are seeking to create a workspace that is a benefit to your business, your visitors and your staff, looking at modern trends in office design is a good place to start. So let’s take a look at the latest trends in office layout, furniture and décor and how everything fits into today’s working methods.
Creating a workplace that boosts well-being and positive mental health can be beneficial for both employees and employers. Let’s take a look at how everything from good desk layout and wise choice of furnishings to décor and lighting can help promote a successful workforce and overcome issues such as low morale, health issues and lack of privacy.
When you focus on workplace comfort and health and safety, so productivity kicks in. Because a happy, comfortable workforce is a productive workforce. And productivity means a successful business. So, what does it take to create this sought-after comfortable and happy workplace? Well the key word you need to look for is, ‘ergonomics’.
Creativity in the workplace is not just a necessity for the design and advertising industries. It’s a vital component in any industry sector. There really is something to be said for taking steps to create a working environment that encourages and inspires creativity. So, how to go about it? Let’s take a look at some ideas.
If sales is your business or forms a core part of it, then you’ll want to do all you can to inspire and motivate your workforce. One thing that is certain to boost productivity and spur on a sales team to meet those targets is a well-designed workspace. Let’s take a look at six top ways to achieve happiness amongst your sales team.
Under current law, visitors to any premises and the people who work in them must be able to access those premises without barriers, regardless of their abilities. With one in five people of working age in Great Britain having a disability and 2 per cent of the working age population becoming disabled each year, it is vital for employers and premises managers to be aware of their legal responsibilities, and to take the necessary steps to comply with them.
On average, British people sit for 8.9 hours per day. Research has revealed that sitting for longer than 4 hours a day can lead to a number of health issues. The solution? Sit-stand working. But considerations must be made before adopting this method of working.
Many of us spend the majority of our working day sitting at a desk, using a computer. Over time, poor seating and unnatural positioning can cause discomfort and injuries. It is therefore worthwhile knowing the computer ergonomics guidelines to ensure that you and your employees are safe. We recently wrote an article entitled The Importance… Read more
Medical research has shown that constantly sitting at our desk all day is likely a factor in causing cardiovascular problems or vulnerability to diabetes. It may soon be European standard and therefore national law to offer workers using workstations and desks the option to sit or stand in their working day – making justable desks… Read more