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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

February 3rd, 2014 by Alison McKinney

It is estimated that about half of people in the modern world suffer in some way with back pain, with increasing complaints relating to hands and wrists whilst using a keyboard and eyestrain relating to VDU’s. Many of these are associated with how we sit and on what we sit.

With this in mind, coupled with the importance we place on the well-being and happiness of our team at The Survey Initiative, the arrival of our new, lime green ergonomic chairs and lime green blinds have been well received by everyone in the office.

We’ve had lots of fun already with the chairs, making sure they are adjusted to maximise the comfort of sitting on them as well as reducing back pain and possible long term back problems.

The adjustable height has caused a few giggles amongst us, but it is important that your hips are in line with your knees and lower back supported. Having your chair slightly tilted back has been proven to be more beneficial than sitting upright.

The position of our keyboards, mice and monitors have also been reviewed and adjusted so that our work stations are as comfortable and pain and ache free as possible.

The degree of natural lighting in the office has been able to be controlled by the installation of blinds. This means we can, depending on the time of day and where the sun is in the sky, reduce glare on our screens alleviating eye strain.

We’re quite sure that these relatively small investments will have long term benefits in keeping our employees happy, healthy and engaged. Because of this, we hope to see productivity increase and decrease the amount of sick days taken.

Amazing what effect a new office chair can have!

Want to know more about employee engagement? Why not contact us on +44 (0) 1255 850051.

Written by Alison McKinney
Alison McKinney is the Project and Quality Assurance Manager at The Survey Initiative, a dedicated employee research organisation devoted to helping its clients gain insight and understanding into what drives employee engagement in their business. Alison has extensive experience in project management and quality assurance and has recently worked on projects for clients as diverse as: WSP Middle East. Natural History Museum, Peverel, Marine Stewardship Council, Accor UK &Ireland and Thompsons Solicitors. Visit http://www.surveyinitiative.co.uk for more information.

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February 6, 2014

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