17 June 2010

The Best Executive Office Chairs

No office can be without chairs, and of course when talking about an executive office chair, the best one is always ergonomic.  Remember that people in the office will probably sit in their chairs for at least 8 hours in one day.  This is why it is so important that people invest in ergonomic office chairs.

Why is it important that the chairs be ergonomic?
Think about it this way.  Can you imagine having to sit in a chair all day and then getting up only to experience back pains, and neck strain?  This type of condition can be avoided entirely if one uses an ergonomic executive office chair.  Ergonomic chairs will help reduce back problems, pain in the shoulders and neck and give better support to someone who uses it throughout the whole day.

Of course, all these benefits will come at a price.  Ergonomic chairs are a little more expensive than the usual chairs after all.  But as an employer who cares for the health of his or her employees, investing in these chairs couldn’t be better.  Why?  With healthier employees who will develop less physical problems in the long term, you can only expect the best performance and the best output as well.  Ergonomic chairs will increase productivity, reduce physical injury, and at the end of the day, everyone is happy.

How do I know if a chair is ergonomic or not?
Now, there are many manufacturers and retail sellers out there who will tell you that their leather office chairs are the best and that they are ergonomic.  If you don’t know what you are looking for, you might even easily believe them.  First you need to know that ergonomic chairs are a lot more different in physicality than they are in price.  Some of the features that you need to look at in an ergonomic chair are:

A seat that is properly adjustable.
Lumbar support.
A good backrest that is high enough to support the back and the neck.
Adequate seat width and also an adequate depth.
Arm rests that are appropriate and long enough to support the average arm of an office worker.
Swivel feature that will allow one to turn around in one spot.
A manual that will show exactly how the chair can be used and adjusted and for what purpose each function serves.

If you find any of these features missing or just plain not working, then you should either return the chair in exchange for another kind of chair, or you can exchange the defective one for one that does serve its function well as an ergonomic piece of office furniture.  Of course, it is difficult to have to look for different types of chairs of different sizes just to suit the many people in your office.  Also, there is no such thing as the best fit for everyone.  After all, people each have their own preferences for comfort.. A mesh office chairs is often made of a fabric that is sewn in such a way that it allows air to pass through it freely.This is the reason why you should try your chairs first before actually purchasing them.  If you can have some of your employees shop with you, all the better because this is one way that you can make the right purchase on executive office chairs; and your own executive office chair is important to consider in the batch as well.

So keep in mind that as long as the chair has good back and neck support for the average height of a person and as long as it is sturdy but can be swivelled around while allowing for a good length from a person’s knees to the ground, it could be a good ergonomic chair.  And it could be the best chair for you to invest in for you and your workers.

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