I am often asked whether there is a need for Ergonomics in the workplace. Employers often feel that the services we provide, as Ergonomists, is ahead of our industry needs. To a certain degree, they are correct within the context of South Africa which is considered to be a developing country. However, South Africa is unique in that we have a multi-cultural, poorly educated workforce equipped with First World Technology. This is especially true in [...]
Ask any engineer, productivity manager or indeed even the CEO of companies if they will allow their machinery to work beyond the manufactures specifications, especially if their profit is directly linked to that machinery functioning optimally. The answer is linked to the understanding of ergonomics. Any responsible professional will answer that they spend considerable cost of hiring appropriately trained professionals to service or maintain the machinery to ensure that it is operated in full accordance [...]
Take your Cape Town office’s style to the next level with unique and stylish office chairs, that don’t sacrifice functionality and ergonomics. You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Functionality for Style When It Comes to Office Chairs Your office should reflect your company’s personality and culture. Stylish and uniquely designed office chairs can greatly enhance your office’s interior design. However, you shouldn’t sacrifice functionality and ergonomics. Well-Designed office space can improve productivity. Therefore, your office should [...]
Keep a clear desk and a clear mind by effectively utilising works pace with office storage solutions.
Office furniture plays a crucial role in creating a productive, efficient and positive work environment. That’s why choosing the right high-quality office chairs and desks is so important.
Office chairs come in a variety of shapes and sizes and finding the right one can be overwhelming with all the options available. We break down the different office chair options to simplify the process of finding one that meets all your needs.
Don’t let back pain influence your productivity. Find out how an office chair that offers back support can help you perform at your best, pain-free.
Productivity in the workplace is every business manager’s concern. An office worker’s ability to focus, and remain focussed, is crucial for their work productivity. A more productive office means that more work gets done, and at a higher quality. Whether that means closing more sales, designing better marketing strategies, assisting more clients, filing taxes sooner, or even just keeping the office tidier, a business that accomplishes more, benefits more. If you are worried about dropping [...]
Starting or shifting your business premises isn’t something you have to do at the beginning of the year (though you’ll probably do it at the beginning of the month, for leasing purposes). So regardless of whether it is February or August, you can still make the move. Your reasons may be influenced by an increase (or decrease) in business size or staff volumes. Your organisation may have grown so large you want more floor space [...]
You don’t pay a lot of attention to your office desk. Chairs, yes, because after we’ve sat on the wrong ones for a while, our backsides begin to protest. Sometimes our backs hurt as well, which is why we spend so much on memory foam and lumbar support. At the other end, sinking into a comfy armchair can feel like curling up in a piece of heaven. Even in your home, your sofa gets more [...]
Whether you’re about to furnish your brand new office premises or are looking to revive your existing office space, new office furniture can make a huge difference. There are many things to consider when buying new office furniture, from the practicality and comfort of your selection to their style and appearance. Here’s a guide on how to weigh up your choices when buying office furniture. Appearance Appearance may sound like a superficial factor to consider, [...]
Office furniture accessories can make the difference between a functional office and an office that promotes better functionality and productivity. Apart from the essentials of a desk and chair, an office can benefit from a few additional furniture items. If you favour a minimalist office design, furniture accessories can be sleek and space-saving while adding a touch of sophistication to the space. More creative or busy office spaces can use furniture accessories to add form, [...]
Efficient Office Storage Solutions Add functionality and convenience to your office with our efficient office storage solutions. When the office needs to store a wide range of items, which type of storage unit do you choose? A bookshelf, for example, may have the perfect height shelving for your lever arch files, but may not offer the bulk storage volume you need, and is impractical for storing stationery or equipment. Filing cabinets are great for storing [...]
In With the New: How a Remodelling Can Boost Productivity in the Office Is your office space feeling dull and uninspiring? Whether the problem is a lack of decoration or that you’re tired of staring at the same shelving unit above your desk day in and day out, an office redecoration may be the perfect solution. Studies on workplace productivity have shown that the most important factor contributing to an office worker’s ability to focus [...]
The Benefits of Sit-to-Stand Desks Sitting too much is known to be bad for your health. Frequently sitting for extended periods of time has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, weight gain, heart disease, and circulatory problems. This is a major concern considering most office workers spent most of their week sitting at a desk. Fortunately, sit-to-stand desks offer a solution. What is a Sit-to-Stand desk? Also known as sit-stand or height-adjustable desks, [...]
Finishing Finesse - How to Choose Your Office Chair Fabric and Upholstery Office upholstery is an important consideration when choosing your office furniture. Fabric texture and colour are two key features to look for. Upholstery textures should not be coarse or rough, as this can cause discomfort for office staff. Colour choice is about so much more than simply making an office look attractive. Certain colours can stimulate productivity and creativity, enhancing the mood and [...]
Office Trends for 2019 Office design trends are fluid and ever-changing. Keeping up with these trends, and deciding whether they work for your office, can be easy. The new year is a great time to revive and reimagine your office space, so why not take the opportunity to choose some of the hottest designs and features while you do so? Before we usher in the new year, let’s take a look at some of the [...]
Office Design that Makes Teamwork Easier If teamwork is vital to the success of your business, you must create an office environment where teams can thrive so selecting the right furniture and design for the office space is key. Office furniture doesn’t just provide employees with a place to sit and work and make your office look good; it is also vital to employee productivity and continuous workflow. By choosing the right pieces of office [...]
What to Look For in An Office Chair Online Whether it’s for the executive office or the typist in the corner cubicle, a good office chair is essential. A good office chair should be comfortable as well as attractive. A prudent solution to choosing a good office chair online is to invest in a quality chair that will allow office workers to perform their work in comfort, and in style. Studies have shown that comfortable [...]
The power of the pause area - what is it? A pause area is much more than just a spot to have a quick cuppa and a bite to eat. The days of the tiny kitchenette tucked around the corner are long gone as forward-thinking companies realise the importance of downtime for their employees. The pause area is now a space that is an extension of a company, but has a totally different ambience to [...]