How much of your work day is spent sitting at a desk, staring at a computer screen? We’re willing to bet that’s what you’re doing right now. If so, what does your posture look like?
Improper seating can lead to serious health issues, including Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) – a back problem that develops over time and can have a major impact on your well-being.
It also causes a number of short-term issues, and affects the way you work. Employee performance is impacted in a number of ways – and ergonomics is a key influencer on your quality of work.
This Office Canada newsletter shares some small improvements you can make to your office – from the way you are sitting to the lighting in the room – to improve workplace productivity.
May is finally here, and so is the warmer weather. It’s time to pack up the winter clothing and do some spring-cleaning – both at home and at the office. Let’s face it, you’ve been hibernating behind those stacks of paper on your desk for long enough. And the fact of the matter is, it’s impacting your work performance. Studies show office clutter undermines productivity and motivation.
Fortunately, Forbes magazine offers some helpful tips on how to streamline the mess and keep your office tidy year-round:
1) Prearrange a weekly appointment to clean
2) Don’t make piles; set limits
3) Your desktop is not a storage space (that’s what desk drawers are for)
4) Get it off the floor
5) Eliminate digital clutter (organize your inbox as you would your filing cabinet)
6) Disinfect regularly
A survey by Adecco found that 75 per cent of workers believe people are most productive when their workspace is clean. Start spring off right – with a fresh desk and a renewed enthusiasm at work.