Office Chair TipsCraig Simpson
Useful Office Chair Tips
Check out some of our office chair tips and what to look for when purchasing a chair
Choosing an office chair might not seem like a priority but being comfortable at work has been proven to help with your productivity and affect your long-term physical health. Read some of our useful office chair tips.
Check the Lumber Support
Many employees complain of back pain when sitting all day at work. An office chair with lumbar support helps alleviate this issue, so you should seek chairs with this feature. Some designs even have adjustable support, allowing your employees to fit the chair comfortably to their bodies. Additionally, you can find models with firmness control that make the lumbar support sturdier or softer. Our Vitra AM chairs and our Pledge Task chairs both come with lumber support!
The most important aspect of the chair is ensuring that you can adjust it to match the user’s individual body shape. The Giroflex G64 chairs are perfect for being fully adjustable. Posture is everything, especially when sitting down for long periods at a time. Bad posture, brought on from a bad chair, will always lead to health problems. This is not only inopportune for the employee, but can mean high staff absences to put a strain on company resources over time.
What you need to look for when dealing with adjustability
- Chair height
- Seat depth
- Lumbar support
Investing in a high quality office chair Is extremely important if you are going to be sat in it for a long duration of time! If you have a team who tends to shift or ‘hot seat’ throughout the week, then a chair which can be adjusted and customised is hugely important, as it needs to be comfortable for a variety of body shapes and sizes. What’s perfect for someone 5’3” isn’t necessary comfortable for the 6’6” rugby player in the office. Invest in a chair that suites everyone such as our Elite I – Sit Mesh Task Chairs, with adjustable features.
Mobility usually is overlooked in office chairs. You need to consider whether you will need to move around easily in your chair and is the office space small? These questions help to identify the importance of mobility with your new office chair! Our Meeting chairs are suitable for stability if you are looking for a chair that isn’t so mobile.
Seating creates sustainable workplaces promoting creativity, people’s health and productivity. No matter how you look at it, an office chair should always be as comfortable as possible to keep your employees healthy and happy. We recommend purchasing a chair that is well padded and cushioned for a comfortable seating experience such as our Pledge Kind chairs.