As humans, we are primed to move. Yet urbanization, technology and workplace norms have resulted in our physical stagnation. We have become sedentary, physically inactive creatures, and this comes at a cost. Moreover, the lack of proper ergonomics at our workstations worsen the effects of this sedentary lifestyle, as many of us are creating more irreversible bodily damage.
This is where functional ergonomics comes into play.
One of the primary goals of ergonomics is to optimize how people work. This is accomplished by designing a workplace that not only makes tasks safer to perform, but also easier and more efficient.
Workstations that are custom-designed with ergonomics in mind foster an environment that harnesses focus, mitigates bodily stress and strain, and ultimately enhance productivity and work quality. Acquiring a professional ergonomic assessment and report can help us correct imbalances and customize a workstation that is conducive to creating our best work.