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5 Things To Look For In Business Office Chairs.

July 21, 2016 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.com) If you work in an office, you’ll be sat in a chair for a good chunk of time. It could be 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, or even more. And, with the office being the most popular workspace on the planet, a lot of us have suffered the discomforts of a horrible, rock-solid chair. Ouch. So, it would benefit one to head over to; https://www.officemonster.co.uk/office-chairs-1, and see if they have any office chairs, that will keep you pain free during work hours…

The fact of the matter is if you aren’t comfortable at work, you won’t want to… work. Business owners, listen up! Here’s everything you need to look for when you’re chair-shopping for your staff. It’s up to you to keep them motivated, energized and productive!

  1. Reclining

The recline position is actually rather good if you need a minute to think.

It allows you to rest back in the seat and away from the screen, letting those ideas swirl around you.blackman-inchair-2016

Plus, with your back in the upright position all day, it can get a little tired and achey. Recliners allow you to relieve some of that stress, which can make the whole day a lot more bearable.

  1. Price

If you have a sizeable office, or a lot of staff, you don’t want to be spending too much on each individual chair. The priciest chairs can easily hit over $500, but that may not be viable for you. Instead, you need to be looking in the $100 – $200 range for a suitable set of chairs.

But where to start? Sites like http://www.officechairsonly.com/under-200/ offer chairs under $200, so that’s an option. Another choice is to shop used, or make use of furniture giveaway sites. Just be careful though – used goods aren’t as reliable as new.

  1. Padding

Those cheap, nasty office chairs with their plastic shells are no good for a professional company. All they end up doing is causing a heck of a lot of aches and pains. If you have a professional cleaning firm that cleans your office, we would recommend you learn more about which types of fabric/leather are the easiest cleaned and most hygienic!

Look for chairs with padded leather to maximize comfort. Make sure it’s a thick padding too. If it isn’t, it can quickly wear down over time and become all but useless.

  1. Height adjustment

Not all desks are created equal, and that means some are going to be higher than others. Imagine you’re replacing your desks further down the line, and they’re raised a bit higher off the ground. Only, your chairs can’t be adjusted to reach. Uh-hu.

So look for a chair with height adjustment. It’s a pretty common feature of most chairs anyway, so I doubt you’ll have to look far.

  1. Armrests and wheels

Those poor arms, typing away and using that mouse all day, they need somewhere to rest! This is actually quite a serious issue, and can be linked to conditions like RSI (repetitive strain injury). There’s plenty of information on RSI injuries and solutions, from sources like http://www.rsiaction.org. Keep your staff healthy!

So, make sure the chair has armrests. Wheels are important too. Like the recliner, it’s important to be able to move away from the desk and have a few moments to think.

Staff Writer; Jay Moore

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