The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic drove us all to work from our homes, and to abandon the traditional office spaces that we had been used to our entire lives. Never before would we have thought that we would have to adjust to such conditions, and naturally, nobody really had the right conditions for it at home.
Workers obviously did not have proper office furniture lying around at home, and the coronavirus did not exactly allow anyone to go shopping for such either. So people have made do with whatever was available. The kitchen counter, the dining table, and the coffee table have been converted into our work desks, while the bed, kitchen chairs, and sofas serve as our official chairs. People are now having meetings from their lounge and working from their bedrooms.
While the arrangements seemed comfortable and cozy to people in the beginning, with time, most of us have realized that we cannot continue working like this long term. There is a reason that offices have a different sort of furniture than those we have at home.
Office Chairs – Details and Benefits
Office furniture is designed keeping in mind many ergonomics principles to maximize the employee’s comfort level, and to make the most out of the potential productivity. Office chairs, for example, are designed to make sure they are height adjustable so that people of varying heights can adjust their seats according to their comfort level. They can also be adjusted so that the computer screens are at the employees’ eye level, and their keyboards at their elbow levels.
Office chairs also have straight backs that encourage the employee to keep a neutral posture, and not slump in his chair, which may lead to various back and spinal problems. They keep the worker’s back straight, while also providing some leeway for comfort and ease.
The chairs themselves are made from luxurious materials that would ensure that employees are comfortable in their chairs all day. The seats are foamy, and the backs are at an angle that is both comfortable as well as healthy. Most office jobs today are largely sedentary, with workers being required to sit for the better part of the day. A hard, wooden chair would hardly be ideal for such jobs.
You may now realize that kitchen chairs, or any other chairs around the house, are an extremely poor substitute for proper office chairs.
It is understandable that nobody really had time to prepare before the coronavirus hit, but now that we know what we are dealing with, and there is still uncertainty about when office spaces will open back up, employees must invest in proper office furniture so they can continue to work comfortably without compromising on their health and safety.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on it either. Think smart and opt for used office furniture. Continental Office Group has a variety of second-hand, used office chairs that are easy on the pocket and excellent for your health. Get in touch with them and pick out the perfect used office chair for your work-from-home situation.