When you show off adjustable height furniture to most people, they’ll readily concede that it’s a cool addition to the workplace that may promote worker comfort. Unfortunately, that’s generally where most people’s examination of the matter ends. Ergonomic furniture like adjustable height tables and desks may be a nice little creature comforts to have while at work, they’ll say, but that’s about it. In the minds of many, while such things are good to have, they represent a luxury and not a necessity.
But is this really true? Is comfort really so overrated? Or does making sure that desk workers have a pleasant and agreeable work environment have underappreciated ripple effects?
Increasingly, prominent companies in major industries have made investments in providing ergonomic tables and workstations to their workers. They’ve come to see that there are important spillover benefits to making such investments.