Efficiency when seated: Good office chairs increase productivityThe working world is currently undergoing change. Maximum mobility, rapid communication and the simultaneous desire for an optimum work-life balance - the working environment in this digital age is presenting us with major challenges. It also costs valuable energy. This makes it all the more important to make the most out of our time in the office and to use our energy and power of concentration efficiently. This is a factor often underestimated when it comes to the productivity of employees is the quality of seating.
Poor seating is anything but efficient - it is, quite simply, a waste of energy. Workplace research has found that up to 40% (see proof) of our energy at work is spent compensating for unfavourable posture. This equates to roughly the amount of energy that goes into work performance. When compared to other influences (e.g. handling disruptions, organising the work desk or technical problems), which only use up about a fifth of energy reserves, this figure is considerable!
A good office chair encourages movement
One of the main reasons for postural problems at work is the use of equipment that fails to meet the requirements of a modern working world. A modern office chair that allows excellent sitting therefore has an immediate impact on the productivity of employees. A good office chair supports dynamic sitting. As there is no one ergonomically-correct sitting position, the best position is always the next one. Ideally, the office chair imperceptibly promotes the constant movement of the user. This is not only good for health, but also promotes concentration, prevents signs of fatigue and reduces the rate of error. Anyone who can move freely when sitting requires less time to physically compensate for poor sitting posture. This saves up to 30% more energy which can then be channelled elsewhere.
Concentration is also a question of sitting correctly
In order to be able to concentrate at work, it must be possible to block out all external influences and focus specifically on the task at hand. Physical strain, such as tension or numbness, prevents this and the distraction results in thought processes being interrupted. These interruptions often go unnoticed, but they do happen constantly and in quick succession. This significantly affects working efficiency. So how well you concentrate is also very much a question of how well you are sitting.
Excellent seating solutions for greater productivity
On the one hand, the VINTAGEis5 office chair collection supports the body and is extremely comfortable. On the other hand, VINTAGEis5 constantly encourages movement. This means that dynamic sitting is intuitive and promotes concentration and thus productivity. The VINTAGEis5 collection was created for excellence at work.