Why ergonomics matters in the workplace?

Increasing employee engagement means moving beyond the desk and embracing a more holistic approach.

The discipline of ergonomics aims to understand the interaction among humans and other elements of a system to optimize human well-being and overall system performance by applying theory, principles, data and methods to design.

In its simplest definition; ergonomics is the applied science of optimizing the interaction between workers and their work environment. Companies investing in ergonomics not only gain improved safety and wellness, but also see an increase in productivity and higher employee satisfaction.

Optimizing ergonomics is the perfect way to show your employees that you care about their health, comfort and fostering a healthy work environment for them. This engagement could turn out to be empowering for a lot of employees in your workplace.

Ergonomics not only creates safe and healthy work environments, but it can also improve overall system performance.

 

Check out the research findings!

Research shows better optimized offices and manufacturing spaces improve output and efficiency by 20-30%. Enhanced ergonomics not only saves money by preventing injuries, but it also lets you do more with less.

Studies have shown that organizations that invest in and sustain solid ergonomics practices reduce employee turnover by 40-56% and absenteeism by 43-63%.

Statistics show that weak ergonomic practices account for $1 of every $3 spent on workers’ compensation. Using ergonomic keyboards or even rearranging workspaces can help protect your employees.

It seems that; employees appreciate companies that allocate ime and resources on them; besides they are happier to work in comfortable, well organized, and easy to navigate areas.

An ergonomic workplace meets employees’ physical needs by providing them a comfortable place to work.

Prioritizing employee health and well-being through workplace ergonomics shows that your company values safety.

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