Creating a Healthy Workspace: Your Chair (Really) Matters

  • by Miki - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:13

The expression “one size fits all”, as with many things in life, does not apply to task or office chairs. An individual’s height, weight, physical condition, and type of work all matter, both in finding the right chair and knowing how to customize your chair’s settings to provide maximum comfort and good health.  Today, most office or task chairs of any value come with a multitude of options for the user. While having options to customize your seat can increase the cost, isn’t your health and wellness worth it? Consider how much time you sit for work.

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Does Your Office “Spark Joy”?

Quite likely you have heard about Marie Kondo and her method of home organizing and decluttering. She has authored several books, made the talk show circuit, has a wildly popular show on Netflix, and “KonMari” is now a verb!

Considering that many of us spend a good one-third of the day in our office, decluttering at work is just as important as at home. Suggested practices for office decluttering include:

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KORE Work Cart Wins Awards

  • by Miki - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:55

Healthcare Design and Contract magazines, in partnership with the Center for Health Design, named the winners of the 2018 Nightingale Awards during the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference held this past November in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Engage the Team for Better Results

Ask any business manager to name their top workplace challenges and it’s likely they will mention change management (along with communication, the ability to hire and retain good staff, and time management).

Whether the workplace change means moving to a new technology or platform, redesigning workflow, reorganizing, or moving offices, it’s likely that not every member of your team will be enthusiastic about the idea.

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Space Saving Ideas: Nesting Seating

Do you find yourself needing more space than you have room? One day you need seats for a training session and the next you need to clear the room for a different activity. Stacking chairs are a good solution, but can be cumbersome, requiring some sweat equity and sometimes a dedicated cart to move the stack. Stacking chairs also tend to look…well, like stacking chairs.

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Creating a Healthier Workplace

Earlier this year the World Health Organization (WHO) made physical activity and health a global priority. They cited alarming increases in serious health issues caused by sedentary lifestyles, noting that wealthier nations are less physically active than poorer nations. WHO also stated that people with sedentary lifestyles experience higher risks of developing diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening ailments.

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