Archive for May, 2014

How can Ergonomic Furniture improve Workplace Safety for your Aging Workforce?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Office Workforce Safety

As you may notice, the demographics of the workforce are quickly changing. More and more American workers are experiencing health problems,particularly related to obesity and aging. How can you reduce the physical strain your office environment puts on your aging workforce?

One of the best ways to tackle this ever growing issue is to utilize high quality ergonomic furniture because more and more retirees tend to work in some capacity outside of traditional work environments to keep them financially stable as well as physically and mentally healthy.

To make sure your office environment is as safe as possible for aging employees, you should hire a professional interior designer to evaluate your work environment and identify how you can best accommodate an aging workforce. Aging employees experience muscle weakness, less  joint mobility and take longer to react to work environments.

Ergonomic furniture can reduce work fatigue and keep your workers comfortable. When your employees can focus on their work duties rather than physical discomfort,  they are more productivity and less likely to be absent from work.

Here are some furniture recommendations and features you may want to include in your workplace environment:

  • Ergonomic grip designs to reduce stress on joints and hands
  • Ergonomic workstations to maintain good  movement for prolonged static positioning
  • Ergonomic office chairs for good lumbar support

The more at ease you can make cross work functionality for your aging workforce,the better.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture offers excellent ergonomic solutions to help you improve workplace safety at the office. We understand how important it is for aging workers to have a good life and work balance.

Explore our ergonomic furniture options to see how we can improve the performance of your workers today by protecting them from strain injuries.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install hospitality furniture. We provide interior design and layout services from start to finish. We can even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source:

http://www.grainger.com/content/supplylink-ergonomics-and-workforce

http://pdf.mmqb.com/tcmmqbnew/dpdfpdf-mmqb.rsc?fileppp=025057640500512142566&viewpdfon=yes

http://www.wsps.ca/Information-Resources/Articles/Keep-your-aging-workforce-productive-with-ergonomi.aspx

Which Furniture Trends are most attractive to Millennials?

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Co Work Space Furniture Trends

In the next few years Millennials are starting up their professional careers, but what are the best office environments for Millennials? To understand the office environment that Millennials can work best within, you need to observe their work habits and how they react to the physical environment of the office.

Right now it is noticeable that Millennials prefer non-traditional furniture solutions for work environments. To Millennials work is not just a place of business. It’s also a big part of their lifestyle. To develop an ideal work environment for Millennials, you need to make the office setting as appealing as possible. This is how you retain young talent at your company.

It’s important to notice that Millennials are focused on working to live a better quality of life than living to work. They are all about gaining experience and using work salaries to travel and enjoy their lives.

When designing a work environment for Millennials, you need to keep work flexibility in mind. Yes, that includes giving them the option to work mobile to improve their work and life balance.

Open office space is a great layout to consider for Millennials because they are strong believers of open communication that help them with personal and professional development. Interdependency is a good focus for laying out office space for Millennials because they want to successfully achieve both personal and collective goals.

Collaborative work environments will help your Millennial employees thrive because of the work transparency. Do not limit Millennials to cubicles. Instead, explore co-working spaces. Create 3 distinctive settings in the office for Millennials – diverse work settings, social settings and life settings. What are life settings? Life settings are areas that promote health and wellness. Example: Gourmet cafe.

To get started on exploring Millennial furniture trends, explore our office/corporate furniture as well as our ergonomic furniture items.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install hospitality furniture. We provide interior design and layout services from start to finish. We can even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!

Source:

http://myturnstone.com/blog/understanding-generation-y-culture-and-workplace-trends/

http://pdf.mmqb.com/tcmmqbnew/dpdfpdf-mmqb.rsc?fileppp=025057640500512142566&viewpdfon=yes

How can I make my Office Desk work for me?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Ergonomic Work Desk

Are you feeling a bit dissatisfied with your workspace? You can make your work environment more attractive to you by transforming your office desk to an ideal work desk. How can you do it? We are here to share some pointers with you on office design and remodeling to help you design a more pleasant workspace.

The ideal office desk is one that’s tailored to the user’s needs. When a desk user is uncomfortable at any type of workstation, work productivity plummets. From a fast typing speed to a low error rate, you will want to keep your work efficiency as high as possible. By sitting at the wrong type of desk, you can also lower the quality of your health and wellness. Many office workers complain that they experience physical tension in areas of the neck, shoulders, lower back and wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common work related energy. There is a consensus that comfortably seated workers can increase work performance by 10 – 15 percent.

This is why it’s a good idea to invest in ergonomic furniture. There are a variety of ergonomic desk and ergonomic chairs available so you won’t have to ignore bodily pains that make it difficult to perform your work duties.

If a desk makes you hunch over,  you need to purchase a desk that places your computer monitor at eye level. Your keyboard should be at the height of your elbows.

Next, purchase an office chair that reduces pressure on your lower back and behind. An adjustable ergonomic chair is your best option for reducing pressure while keeping your feet to the ground.

Ergonomic furniture works well for both private and open office space. You just have to identify what works best for you. Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here as your interior designer and office furniture consultant. We want you to work in an environment that’s comfortable for you.

By maintaining a comfortable workspace, you will  help yourself be ready for good business opportunities because you’ll have the energy to get things done accurately and efficiently. We want you to optimize all your business skills by keeping your physically compatible for your job. Browser our office furniture lines to get started on finding your ideal desk.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to assist you with your interior design project and provide you the office furniture you need for a complete ergonomic workplace design. We understand how long hours at your office desk can jeopardize your physical health, from spinal injuries to  poor circulation. We are here to help you prevent work injuries with ergonomic friendly office furniture that’s not only comfortable but also stylish.

We have ergonomic keyboards, lumbar supports, comfy ergonomic chairs and other great ergonomic furniture. See for yourself today by visiting our showroom!

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install hospitality furniture. We provide interior design and layout services from start to finish. We can even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!

Source:

http://www.businessinsider.com/9-ways-to-turn-your-desk-into-the-ideal-workspace-2014-4

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232959