Creating Conditions For Workplace Creativity

This article was originally published on steelcase.com and can be read here In the race for bigger, faster and better, innovation and creativity come at a price, demanding the brightest minds and hottest talent in the industry. As companies push to find a new angle, an edge in a (very) crowded marketplace, the competition is […]

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Better Waiting Rooms Simply Can’t Wait

This article originally appeared on steelcase.com and can be read here It’s midafternoon in the waiting area of a large medical clinic. The door that leads to patient care areas quietly opens and patients’ eyes dart expectantly, hoping to hear their name called. The announcement is made; one name is called. Disappointment and anxiety ripple […]

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Four Specific Office Spaces with Specific Furniture Needs

This article was originally published by HON and can be read here Welcome and Reception: Welcome and reception areas are the first spaces someone sees when they enter a building; especially, for the first time. That’s why it’s important to use furniture in these spaces that is inviting and leaves a positive impression. Try to […]

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Ergonomic Sitting Suggestions

No matter what chair or job task you have, movement is key to avoiding sore backs, stiff shoulders and neck and muscle fatigue. One should stand, if not lightly stretch every 20-30 min. Most of us rarely do this every hour. Inflammation causes pain. Inflammation in the joints is usually caused by lack of blood flow to that area by way of injuries, repetitive movements, sitting too long, etc. Inflammation can be reduced by keeping joints in motion to promote blood flow. The idea of an adjustable chair is to enact movement to keep the blood flowing and keep [...]

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Healthy Workstation Guidelines

SIT Raise or lower the seat to ensure your thighs are parallel to the floor with your feet flat on the floor or a footrest. Adjust seat pan depth to maintain two inches of clearance between the back of your knees and the front edge of the seat. Adjust backrest height to comfortably fit the small of your back. Adjust the recline tension, if necessary, to support varying degrees of recline throughout the day. Avoid the use of recline locks. Lean back and relax in your chair to allow the backrest to support your upper body. TYPE Use an articulating keyboard support and position it 1 to 1.5 inches [...]

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Text Neck

Got Text-Neck? The Solution Could Be Your Arms! The arms of your chair that is. Text neck is getting a lot of media attention these days because more and more people are suffering from it. Doctors – realizing that the increased incidence of neck pain was associated with people spending more hours gazing down at technology devices – dubbed the affliction “text neck” and it seems like everyone’s got. It. That’s because we’re all using devices throughout our day. According to a recent study conducted by Steelcase of over 11,000 workers around the world, 45% use three devices – a laptop, [...]

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Where Function Meets Fashion: Developing Ergonomic Workspaces That Look Great, Too

If you’ve ever had any training in ergonomics, you probably know that one advantage of having an ergonomically-designed workspace is employee retention. An ergonomic workspace designed to promote wellness can help employees feel valued by management, increase their sense of worth and improve productivity. With HON, you can create healthier workspaces without sacrificing design. Take a look at the environment ideas below to see how you can create an office that is both functional and fashionable: 1. Keep Ergonomics in Mind While Maximizing the Office Footprint Commercial real estate [...]

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