Organizations today face multiple challenges to maintaining the health and performance of employees while attempting to integrate new technologies and support a widening range of work styles.
As computing devices proliferate, organizations are simultaneously reducing the traditional planning footprint and offering a greater diversity of spaces for individual and group work—all while providing a safe and ergonomic working environment.
A review of recent ergonomics studies reveals surprising insights about new workers, new technology, and new furniture elements
1. Disturbing statistics about Generation Y’s vulnerability to ergonomic injury.
2. The greater potential for injury in organizations that increase the size and number of monitors used in primary workspaces.
3. The importance of ergonomic training and regular reminders to change posture in reducing injury.
4. The role that casual lounge furniture within social and collaborative spaces may play in permitting workers to naturally assume healthy postures when using electronic devices.