Comfort in the workplace will be important for many reasons, and not only will morale be higher in offices where comfort is a priority, but levels of injury will also no doubt be lower.
Employees spend a huge proportion of their lives in the workplace, and unless workstations are focussed towards comfort and safety, individuals will be far less efficient and far more likely to wind up with numerous minor injuries over time. It isn’t just comfort in terms of chairs and desks either, even the level of lighting in the workplace will need to be at a comfortable level to allow staff to get their work done without being prone to trips or even the likes of eye strain.
As such, comfort is important in all manner of different ways and from the furniture you choose to where you place it, there will be many aspects that could make a huge difference to the health and productivity of your workforce.
In terms of health and safety, the right working environment is also integral, and employees will have a legal obligation to ensure that they are providing a suitable working environment. Not only might physical health be compromised by offering the wrong desks and chairs, but mental health may also be affected if staff cannot focus, and if they feel on edge due to discomfort or an inability to work to their full potential.
As such, a workplace assessment could be invaluable for almost any business, allowing companies to easily find out if the work environment they have created is a safe and inspiring one. A workstation assessment will also be needed as even comfortable chairs and comfortable desks can be laid out incorrectly, and even the most expensive furniture may therefore be doing your employees far more harm than good.