A well-being program incorporating ergonomic best practices in any work environment helps improve employee morale and productivity. When employees who are less fatigued and are able to work without discomfort they are more productive, more alert and happier overall.
Fact: Happy employees tend to be more loyal to their companies. A recent study by economists at the University of Warwick found that happiness led to a 12 percent spike in productivity, while unhappy workers proved 10 percent less productive.*
Most office managers are prepared to address an office well-being problem that a member of their staff brings to their office door, such as carpal tunnel and neck strain due to working long hours at a computer. However, many employees may not even identify their well-being problem as related to their job, suffering through aches and eye strain on a daily basis, not realizing it is connected to their computer work. These ailments only lead to poor productivity, which affects the overall performance of the department. To maintain high standards of office productivity, an office manager may have to be a detective, identifying well-being and comfort problem areas among associates in the department, even though employees have not complained about these issues. The office manager can then provide a well-being solution.
Do a walk through the office and keep your eyes open for clear signs of fatigue, strain and discomfort among staff, then suggest these accessories and techniques commonly provided by professional ergonomists.
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