Work Design Magazine spotlights Knoll's guide to creating an ergonomic workspace as part of a piece on the importance of ergonomics to worker health and wellbeing. The piece states that ergonomics begins at the desk and summarizes key points from Knoll's "excellent guide on how to set up an ergonomic work station for employees." Beyond suggesting adjustments to desks, seating, lighting, keyboards and monitors, Work Design Magazine also encourages moving more throughout the day.
The piece, published online on July 2, outlines a grim picture of American workforce health, but offers specific adjustments to work spaces and daily habits that would vastly improve individual health, organizational productivity and healthcare costs. According to the Department of Labor, "70 percent of the nation's workforce is sitting in an office with the majority of that number staring at a computer," as Work Design Magazine reports.