I cannot count the number of times that I have been to an office building full of people sitting on hard, uncomfortable chairs made out of plastic. This sad level of inefficiency is sure to bring office productivity down to an all time low, making the money saved on cheap office furniture a complete waste as employee output sits well below its potential. The big issue here is that so many office managers do not realize the important of spending more money on quality up front while ultimately enabling themselves to save money down the line in saved repair costs and health insurance bills. The bottom line here is that healthy, happy employees are going to do far superior work to people who are sitting miserably in back pain all day.
The question, then, is what makes an office task chair so special in terms of ergonomic comfort? The answer is relatively simple. First, an ergonomic task chair will feature angles that more uniformly conform to the features of the average human body. The sitting position of a person doing desk work versus that of a person relaxing at home is going to be very different, requiring a completely different kind of chair.
In addition to the angles, a task chair will generally feature some kind of back padding that breathes easily, keeping the employee’s skin cool enough so that he or she does not need to get up and walk around every five minutes. The obvious gain in productivity here is obvious.
Lastly, there is the issue of circulation. While many people overlook this priority, a properly built chair will enable the most efficient circulation through the human body which in turn increases brain function. Again, the productivity benefits are too obvious to even state, but extremely important for the office’s bottom line.