We spend a lot of our lives indoors. It’s a situation serious enough to warrant new design trends, when you consider that research shows inviting a more natural setting into our working spaces boosts productivity by 8% and wellbeing by 13%. Now advances in technology are playing a big role in bringing the outside in.
Sitting up straight and doing stretches at a standing desk- these are the images often conjured up by the word ergonomics but it is so much more. Leading experts tell us that sound ergonomic practices keep employees healthy, increase productivity in the long term and lessen the risk of workers’ compensation lawsuits.
Are you locked in a constant battle with your co-workers over who has control of the office temperature? Well here’s some ammunition for those of you sitting at your desks shivering: Australian offices are typically at least two degrees colder than is optimum, and it’s having an impact on productivity levels, not to mention our energy consumption.
Australia’s business sectors are world class in many respects, but lag noticeably in ergonomics, according to Kirsty Angerer, Associate Ergonomist for Australia and NZ for ergonomics firm Humanscale. Ergonomics is the study of people at work, and aims to optimise the work environment to keep people productive and healthy. Angerer will be addressing the topic […]