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Choosing office furniture

PRICE VS. QUALITY: ERGONOMIC, PRODUCTIVITY AND HEALTH

The least expensive product options might satisfy all requirements and expectations the day it’s delivered and installed and it probably will look nice.

But will it sufficiently stand the "test of time" and use? Example: After six or eight months of use does it develops a slight "wiggle" or is the finishing starting to wear off in some spots? Is there some drawer slide issues? These are three examples of how a low cost solution can start to leave you in a lurch, becoming potentially unusable before the expected end of its useful life.

EVERYBODY DERSERVES A GOOD CHAIR. But what is a good chair? For almost 100 years researchers have been trying to answer that question. You may ask yourself what difference can a chair make? A chair is a chair right? Well not quite.

First, people who sit down to work for long periods of time run a high risk of low back injury, second only to those who lift heavy weights and the risk increases with age. The total number of lost work days and the cost of each back injury is increasing.

Furniture decisions driven solely by cost can have profound consequences for user health, safety and productivity.

Research from clinical studies suggest that sub-optimal postures associated with inadequate body support can contribute to increased weight gain, diabetes and other chronic diseases not to mention the decrease in productivity.

The indirect cost of furniture may include a decrease in productivity and the opposite– a measurable increase in productivity when people are seated in properly designed furniture.

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