Wellbeing in the Workplace
Wellbeing in the workplace is no longer just a preference, it is a necessity – especially when working from home. Many employees were not prepared for the sudden shift from working at the office 5 days a week to working from home. While there were short-term changes that needed to be made such as new desk layouts and additional monitors, it is important to remember the long-term effects of certain postures, positions and routines. Important factors to have in your workspace include comfortable screen views, more movement, extra workspace and an ergonomically friendly posture.
Daily Movement is Key
In fact, the American Cancer Society published a study in 2010 which demonstrates the shocking truth. 123,216 individuals were followed for 13 years (56.6% women, 43.4% men) and those who were inactive, meaning they sat for more than 6 hours per day, were 94% more likely to die compared to those who sat less than 3 hours per day. It has also been proven those who sit for long periods of time have an increased risk of disease.
This demonstrates that even small movements throughout the day can make a large difference. Our bodies truly are remarkable machines. Building an ergonomic workspace is key to add movement throughout the workday. Other ways to enhance wellbeing while working from home include going for a walk outside to get fresh air, exercise, and eating healthy meals.
At Island Key Computer we value the relationship between humans and technology which is why we partner with Ergotron to provide a wide range of ergonomically friendly products. Egrotron’s products add movement throughout the day by offering the choice to sit or stand. Invest in a professional-grade, height-adjustable workstation to improve posture, tone muscles, increase blood flow, and burn extra calories by standing a little more each day.
Ergotron recommends employees set a 30 minute timer throughout the day to alternate between sitting and standing. In fact, an Ipsos study found that over 60% of employees believed they would be more productive if they had the option to work on their feet. Employee wellbeing and employee productivity evidently possess a strong correlation. Why not increase both by introducing ergonomically-friendly workstation options for your employees. Add a flexible monitor arm, and consider a second or third screen for an additional productivity boost.
Ergotron offers a full range of solutions that are customizable and work perfectly from the comfort of home. As the sit-stand pioneers, Ergotron can help recommend the right solution for you. Email a picture of your workspace to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will suggest the best options for your space.
Healthy and happy employees truly make or break the success of a business – let’s help get you on the right track!