Work Station Design And Workplace Productivity

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The best way to get the most of the people is to listen to their concerns and keep them comfortable. This can be achieved through aesthetically and functionally designed workstations. This sort of considerate treatment does not stop with taking care of their emotional quotient, and instead goes a bit further by fueling productivity, which is achieved by providing an ergonomic environment to protect the workers. Today, the concept of office-space has undergone tremendous change. With modern offices turning towards container spaces, companies like www.stiuae.com has achieved workplace goals through adopting creatively designed furniture. Our range of workstations have been included in recent articles that highlight workers’ productivity, appearing in sites like www.huffingtonpost.com.

Let’s take a look at what the modern workstations hope to achieve.

  1. Reduce injury with ergonomic workstations
    The biggest threat for employee productivity is absence related to injury. Workplace injuries not just happen due to lifting or moving to heavy equipment alone but due to recurring strain. Strains and sprains contribute to 40 percent of workplace injuries. Over a period of time these sprains develop into injury and put the workforce out of shape. This lead to significant loss of productivity and the companies are forced to pay compensation to injured workers.
  2. Ergonomic workstations keep the workers engaged
    Allowing the worker to work in a healthy and comfortable environment can lead to their well-being. Healthy workers can lead to increased productivity. A study by Towers Watson informs, the highest motivation for the worker is to feel their well-being is genuinely considered by the managers. Providing ergonomically designed workstations can give the feeling of being cared to the workers and this makes them happy and comfortable. A satisfied employee will perform well.
  3. Comfortable worker have more energy to work
    The ability to perform is hindered when a worker is tired and exhausted. The frequency of breaks can result in poor productivity. Physical pain leads to mental exhaustion thereby leading to distraction.
  4. Ergonomic workstations lead to optimised work
    The workstations designed keeping in mind the well-being of the employee and the environment can optimise the posture and hence productivity. For instance, ergonomic keyboard for typist can result in faster typing and fewer breaks, computer monitors designed for reduced eye strain can protect the employees from strain, a chair with proper back and armrest can leave the employee refreshing all the time. A little investment can go a long way in reach the goal faster and efficiently.

Workstation Design Principles

  • Adjustable workspace can accommodate people of all size and shape to work comfortably.
  • Allow space for body movement
  • Prevent extended period of leaning, extending limits, twisting and supporting body in one leg
  • Computers to be adjusted to eye level
  • Seat, back, arm adjustment and padding is crucial for comfort
  • For prolonged standing use floor mats
  • Insulate from noise, heat, cold, humidity and poor lighting

Our workstations are quick to assemble and reconfigure. The heights and lengths of the work station are designed to meet the unique needs of the worker. The lightweight furniture are fast to relocate and adjustable to any work surface. Proper storage, shelving, power beams, lights, foot rest makes the workstation ergonomic.

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5 Comments

  1. Tara Brosnan says:

    I accept the fact that the modern workstations can help to improve the productivity of the employees.

  2. William says:

    By follwing the above desing principles i designed the wrokstation of my office space

  3. Glory says:

    The newly desinged workstation of my office made me feel and work better

  4. Peggy Derby says:

    My office space is designed based on the guidelines and safety precautions

  5. Ryan Cashion says:

    Our interior designer suggested to place some innovative furnitures in our office space.

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