Workplace efficiency aka ergonomics is often misconstrued as a dull and perhaps pointless exercise with the sole aim of ‘Feng-Shui-ING’ our environment to get us out of pain. For some, the addition of sparkling new furniture over-shadows the main aim of the exercise, which is to help us work at our best.
How does a new desk and higher computer monitor make us better?
Pain–relief: The most obvious reason to optimise your workstation, whether at home or in the office is to assist with pain reduction, pain relief, or pain-prevention. All equally useful, but on the basis that prevention is better than cure, to prevention of symptoms including, the inevitable stiff neck, disc irritation or sciatic pain has to be one of the most important benefits for workplace ergonomics.
Function: Within your work-environment, from kitchen, dining room or wherever that may be, we have to ensure that we can function. Have you got room to...