Active ergonomics for the emerging workplace
The world of work is changing - presenting an opportunity for office ergonomics to evolve as well
The goal of today’s office ergonomics is focused on fitting the workspace and technology to the individual, thus reducing the risk of injuries and helping people work effectively. However, the very nature of work is changing.
Technology has freed people to work anywhere, and a growing proportion of that work is collaborative and social. In response, organisations are supplementing the private office and cubicle with a wide variety of interactive group and social spaces.
But traditional office ergonomics does not address group work or spaces. These emerging space types are being created with no ergonomic guidance.
This Haworth White Paper identifies a great opportunity to apply ergonomic principles broadly throughout the workplace to create safe and productive settings for both individual and group work—no matter where it may occur.