Staffing your business with productive, knowledgeable personnel also means creating the best environment for them where they can blossom. A contented, comfortable employee is better equipped to produce well, and a properly designed workplace can bring out the best in everyone. Different sizes of people require furniture to match, so determining the best fit can be a challenge. For a short person, choosing an office chair that works well for them may involve considering some of these details.
Most office chairs list specifications for both the width and depth of the seat. Both of these figures are important for the comfort and safety of the worker. Since most shorter people also have short upper leg length, the depth of the chair from front to back determines whether they can sit with their back against the backrest without the front edge cutting into their legs. The width should also be checked, and make sure the chair is wide enough to fit the user while not giving too much room to slide around, making adjustments difficult.
Every worker should have sufficient back support, especially those who work from their chair for many hours nonstop. For a shorter person, the backrest should be low enough to fit the proper areas of the back, while offering a headrest if provided at the proper level for them to utilize. The overall chair should also have a tension control that adjusts the force needed to lean back in the chair, giving the user a comfortable option to change their position.
Many professional office chairs include armrests, and the best fit includes height adjustments. If the user operates a computer or other device that requires consistent hand interactions, having suitable armrests can make all the difference in a long day of production. Make sure the armrest adjustments are compatible with the size of the user and hopefully allow some ongoing variation as needed.
Height Adjustments and Mobility
For shorter users, the distance to the floor from the seat needs to be correct so they can rest their feet comfortably on the floor while working. Make sure the chair includes levels that work well for the user and helps to keep them aligned in every way. Shorter arms also mean less reach. A chair that’s easy to move around can help the user stay connected to their work.