That, at least, is the case made in this article, 5 Benefits of Ergonomics in the Workplace (and we echo the same line around here a lot too!). Turns out, workers who spend more time concentrating on, you know, their work than their pain come up with better ideas and have high productivity and efficiency rates. What’s more, workers who follow ergonomic guidelines and who operate in fully ergonomic offices have far lower rates of chronic injury, which keeps insurance deductibles and workers compensation claims low.
Best of all, good ergonomic habits have a tendency to spread throughout an organization. When one employee sees his or her colleague typing away on a fancy adjustable ergonomic keyboard, they’ll want one for their own desktop. Savvy employers will take advantage of this “keeping up with the Jones’ mentality” not only by providing ergonomic equipment for all but also by providing ergonomic training workshops and arranging regular support groups for at least their highest risk employees, so they can exchange tips and offer support.
Interested in learning more? We highly recommend reading the aforementioned article for even more in-depth tips.