How to buy Chairs, specially office chairs, this is the topic of this blog. Chairs are the most important office raw material, HR investment which will instantly enhance your per person output in the office. There are long term effect of chair on your efficiency and health. Also the question is, why ergonomics is important in the workplace?
Chair in any office is the most important product which highly impacts following 5 major issues in any office establishment:
The effect of chair on your efficiency and health is long term. A good quality chair increases your efficiency and protects your from many health problems which you may not notice immediately. Many health problems are the gifts of defective chair. So please keep note about the effect of chair on your efficiency and health and why ergonomics is important in the workplace?
Let us say that while buying office chairs or working chairs there are some causal thinking. Let us call the casual thinking as myths. The myths related to Office Chairs and their buying process are given below – All Myths are busted immediately for you and explain you about the fact and effect of chair on your efficiency and health.
Myth No. 1
What is there in a Chair? It is just for seating and any Chair will do.
As per studies conducted by various organizations, companies lose a lot of money due to improper ergonomics of the chair. The user of the chair faces following problems which affects the overall performance of the user: This is again the effect of chair on
All the above and many more issues effects the efficiency of the chair user. An uncomfortable employee will move frequently from the chair to give relief to his body, thus leading to less concentration, focus and lost working hours. Hope you agree about the effect of chair on your efficiency and health.
The chair should be cautiously selected as per the nature of work of the user. A Chair good for a call center executive may not be good for an accounts clerk. So any chair will not do. Be extra careful in selecting your chair. You will be spending major time of your life on the chair – invest in it. There is effect of chair on your efficiency and health.
When I need a chair, I will just go to the market and pick from the available chairs in the market.
It is observed that when people are in need of the Chairs, they think that it is as simple as just going to the market and just pick the chair available in the market place. Customers go the market in the last minutes of their requirement and end up buying chairs which are readily available.
Following points must be remembered & considered when you need chairs.
Myth no 3
I can work on any Chair. It is not a big issue.
Let us make a small study about how much time we spend on our Chair. Let us assume that you are a person who have a mixed working style. You have following activities in your work life (Let us forget your personal life).
Now say you use your chair for 5 hours a day. Here is a calculation based on Indian context.
5 Hours x 6 days x 12 months = 360 hours a year. (We are not considering your holidays as you may work long hours some time).
Total hours in a year excluding sleeping of 8 hours per day = 5840 hours.
This means you spend almost 6% of your life and 56% of your work life on your Chair. So never underestimate the importance of your Chair. Always use a chair that is comfortable and good for your body posture and health of your spine. “The Chair is more important than your mobile phone.”
Again never use a defective chair under any condition. In any case you have a chair having some defect like non moving wheels, slightly off balance of the seat or any other defect or damage. This defect can cause life long problem in your body. Just discard or get the chair repaired immediately.
These are the few of the many, but they are the most important ones. You may be having few more. Your comments will be of great help to the readers. Do leave your comments.