Flexible, Ergonomic Workstations
October 25, 2010 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The increase of mobile work programs and sharing workstations means that facility managers should offer occupants appropriate and ergonomic systems furniture.
Many people with different job descriptions may need to use the same workstation when they come into the office. Therefore, it's necessary to accommodate different body types and work styles.
Desk, chair and table top heights should all be adjustable to accommodate employees of all heights. Accessories such as monitor arms, keyboard trays and file holders should be adjustable or removable altogether. Furniture manufacturers are aware of the growing number of mobile office workers and are offering systems furniture with smaller footprints, more options and integrated electrical and IT systems.