“Ergonomic” is often misinterpreted as a buzzword that only has relevance in marketing, but the truth is that ergonomic design is actually a very important consideration in the workplace. Whenever you have individuals in one place performing a task for hours at a time, the circumstances under which they operate and the posture they hold becomes critically important. Sitting in an uncomfortable position for a few moments won’t cause any harm, but sitting in an uncomfortable, unergonomic position for eight hours a day, five days a week most weeks out of the year can start to cause long-term problems that will ultimately harm productivity.
Thus, ergonomics are a very real consideration both in and out of the human resources department. There are a number of different ways to better improve the ergonomics of your office, but this first requires identifying any problems.
A common problem is monitor placement. Individuals that need to look up or down at their monitors consistently can develop a number of odd habits to correct their focus, to say nothing of what the constant subtle strain on the neck can do to their comfort and productivity. Monitor mounts at StandsandMounts.com are a common solution to this, as they allow for greater freedom in how a monitor is placed. This will allow workers to adjust the monitor to their comfort and preference.
Most ergonomic troubles are exactly this easy to solve, but they require identifying the problem to fix, and respecting that it is a problem worth fixing.