Archive for September, 2015

Choosing the Right Office Desk for Your Employees

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The office desk and chair are the two staples every office employee needs in order to do their job effectively. The desk serves as your employee’s home base – so it’s important that they’re provided with a desk that is comfortable, effective, and allows them to do their job efficiently. One size does not necessarily fit all – different types of jobs require different work environments. An employee’s personality and personal preferences should be taken into account as well! This week, we’ll take a look at what factors to consider when choosing an office desk for your employees.

Office Desk

The desk serves as your employee’s home base – so it’s important that they’re provided with a desk that is comfortable, effective, and allows them to do their job efficiently.

How Do I Choose an Office Desk?

  • How tall of a desk do I need?

Nobody wants to sit at a cramped desk all day without any leg room. The average desk size for an average-height person is 29-30 inches tall. This means that the desk’s surface is this height from the floor. This height gives the desk’s occupant plenty of leg room without having to reach up to get to their computer and supplies. An adjustable office chair works great in combination with a desk for maximum comfort and optimum leg room. (more…)

5 Features All Good Office Chairs Have

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

If you work in an office (like many Americans) chances are you spend the majority of your day sitting in an office chair. Spending too much time sitting in an office chair, however, eventually takes its toll on your body. Uncomfortable and poorly-designed chairs can impact your blood circulation, give you sore muscles, and lead to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, the time you spend in your chair is usually inevitable – which is why it’s so important that your chair be ergonomic. Keep reading to discover five important features that all good office chairs must have!

Good Office Chair

The time you spend in your chair is usually inevitable – which is why it’s so important that your chair be ergonomic.

What to Look for in an Office Chair

  • Enough space for the hips and thighs

Make sure you’re choosing a chair with ample cushioning so you don’t have any pinched nerves, which can lead to impaired blood circulation, soreness, and numbness. (more…)

Does Your Office Have an Indoor Air Quality Problem?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

When discussing ways to improve productivity, it’s rarely mentioned that indoor air quality plays a huge role in the success and efficiency of office employees.

From devastating headaches to physical illness, poor air quality within an office lends itself to more sick days and less productivity. How can you tell if your office has poor indoor air quality?

Office Air Quality

How can you tell if your office has poor indoor air quality?

Indoor Air Quality

It may be hard to believe that the indoor air quality of a lot of office is so poor, but there are plenty of reasons why the air quality can have an adverse effect on the health of employees. There are more than a handful of reasons why the indoor air quality may be so poor: asbestos, formaldehyde, paints, adhesives, biological containments and pesticides are some of the biggest culprits of air pollution. Even cleaning materials and restroom air fresheners can threaten indoor air quality, so it’s very important to be mindful of what negative consequences can arise because of the use of certain chemicals and materials. (more…)

3 Ways to Give Your Waiting Room an Upgrade

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

How much time have you wasted in a hospital or doctor’s office waiting room in your life? Many waiting rooms are very similar – if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, right? It’s usually not the most pleasant experience: uncomfortable chairs, faded magazines, and outdated decorations make spending time waiting around less-than-fun. But if you manage a doctor’s office, there are ways to make your patients’ experiences much more relaxing and comfortable. Read on to find out three ways you can give your waiting room a much-needed upgrade.

Waiting Room

If you manage a doctor’s office, there are ways to make your patients’ experiences much more relaxing and comfortable.

Making Your Waiting Room Comfortable for Patients

Consider the following ideas to make your waiting room a comfortable and relaxing oasis for your patients:

  • Comfortable seating

It’s bad enough to have to wait for a doctor when you’re feeling sick. Having to sit in a cheap, uncomfortable chair is even worse. Consider quality furniture with plenty of cushioning to keep your patients in the best possible mood while they’re waiting to be seen. Furniture that can be wiped down and cleaned easily is a great choice too, to minimize the spread of germs. (more…)