“Design is not just what it looks and feels. Its how it works.”-Steve Jobs
There is a growing recognition of the importance of wellbeing in the workplace as it can increase the efficiency and productivity of the company. A study in 2017 found that Australian employers are continuously growing physical, mental, emotional, and social welfare of their employees. Moreover, 78% of the employers are offering benefits to promote health and wellness.
Ergonomics is the act of incorporating the anatomical, physiological, and psychological capabilities of a human being to his/her work. It aims to increase efficiency and promote well being at the same time.
According to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, ergonomics has a significant impact on the productivity of different organizations. The study found that having an ergonomically designed work environment can increase average performance by 12%.
Benefits of ergonomics: