The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to shift to remote work, with employees adapting to working from home. While it may seem like a dream come true to some, working from home has challenges, particularly regarding ergonomics. Employees may develop physical discomfort without the proper work setup or home office chairs, leading to decreased productivity and potential long-term health problems.
As an employer, you must ensure your employees are well cared for, even while working remotely. Below, we share some work-from-home tips to help your employees while working out of the office.
Provide guidance on how to ergonomically setup their workstation
One of the most important aspects of remote work is ergonomics. An ergonomically sound workstation helps employees maintain good posture, reduce the risk of injuries, and increase productivity. Therefore, it is crucial to provide your employees with guidance on how to set up their home office correctly.
Encourage your staff to invest in a good office chair that supports their back and promotes good posture. Provide your team with proper resources on how to tune a chair and set up their home office for optimal ergonomic performance.
We understand everybody is different, so setting up ergonomic desk chairs will be too. Buro Seating has worked closely with Andrew Wilson, a leading Ergonomist, to assess and ergonomically rate our top-selling chairs. Buro’s attention to detail in the design ensures your employees are well-supported and comfortable during their workday.
Finding the Right Ergonomic Chair for Employees
If you are in the process of supplying ergonomic seating to employees working from home, it can be overwhelming to determine which chairs are the best fit for your team. We have a PDF on which international certifications to look for when selecting the right chair.
Our Buro stockists are happy to help you with this process and recommend which Buro ergonomic home office chair best suits your employees’ wellbeing.
Encourage People to Move Regularly throughout the Workday
Another challenge of remote work is that employees may sit for long periods without moving, leading to stiffness and muscle and joint pain. Encourage your employees to take breaks and move around frequently. Walking around the house, doing simple exercises, or even standing up and stretching can help.
While initially not a major risk, having employees work from the couch, standing at the kitchen bench, or any other temporary workstation, can increase muscle and joint pain after prolonged periods. Working with muscle and joint pain can seriously impact productivity. However, you can prevent this by providing a step-by-step guide on back, neck and shoulder workplace stretches that anyone can do while seated.
Find a Buro stockist near you
At Buro, we understand that an ergonomic chair can greatly affect an employee’s comfort and productivity. Our chairs support the human body in all shapes and sizes, and we have a wide range of options to suit various needs and budgets. To ensure that your employees are comfortable and productive, find a Buro stockist near you and browse our range of ergonomic chairs.
Remote work can be challenging, but your employees can work comfortably and productively from home with the right setup and support. By providing ergonomic guidance, investing in high-quality office chairs, checking in with your employees, and encouraging regular movement, you can help employees work safely and maintain their wellbeing.
The Mondo Tivoli Mesh Back chair helps create an affordable and ergonomic work-from-home setup.