Investing in Quality Office Seating

Is it an unreasonable idea to want to take an axe to a chair? I don’t think so, and I am not alone. More and more studies are showing the impact our chairs at work our having on bodies minds and attitudes. If you are in agony, don’t sit in silence (no pun intended). Consider the following before you make up your mind:

(perhaps a slight exaggeration…slight)

Chairs are a primary part of the work experience. Eight hours a day, every day, for the rest of your working life – you’re sitting in one. Like it or not, whatever you’re sitting in has a measurable impact on your work experience.

It best be comfortable

Cheap chairs suck. I have yet to sit in a single good, cheap chair. In my experience, the difference between the really great chairs and the cheap stuff is enormous. A quality chair is so comfortable and accommodating it effortlessly melts into the background, so you can focus on your work. A cheesy, cheap chair constantly reminds you how many hours of work you have left.

Pictured: Bad

Chairs last. I can’t think of any other piece of equipment I use in my job that will last me ten full years and beyond. While the initial sticker shock of a quality chair may turn you off, try to mentally amortize that cost across the next ten years or more. About that…

It will probably out live you..but not the windows 10 update

Its an investment that pays off.  For both employee and employer alike. Your boss may initially be reluctant to invest in high quality chairs for you and your co-workers however a quick look at figures of work place absenteeism shows it is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days.In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months. Investing in a chair of €300 is nothing compared to a team being uncomfortable and distracted along with unhappy and irradiated. 

This is a long run investment, don’t expect miracles over night, but you get what you put in, buy cheap and you’ll know about it down the line, this is the exact same for investing in high quality. Your chair will either be your best friend or worst enemy, its an easy choice.

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