High back office chairs are not just for the executive team. They have also performed exceptionally well for people whose jobs lend themselves to a lot of sitting. Specifically, accounting and call center jobs require staying put to get the job done. Keeping these professionals comfortable is essential to making deadlines and achieving benchmarks in production.
Professions like accountants also spend a lot of time at their desk– much more so then other professions. Most CPAs do labor intensive task-based work. The work is incredibly sedentary and requires hours of time bent over desks and looking at computers. If you have an accounting staff, you must recognize these important people need ergonomic support in order to maintain focus on their work. Discomfort can lead to mistakes–and mistakes with money can lead to big problems for your company.
Customer service associates who are tethered to their desks by a telephone line cannot get up and walk around or stretch while talking on the phone. If your sales team operates on the phone throughout the day, you have to find ways to keep them comfortable in their seats so that calls are not mishandled. Improperly handled calls, or reps that sound like they are in a bad mood, can severely damage customer relations.
These highly valuable professionals need to be supported. Here are some strategies for providing good ergonomic support to your call center or accounting team.
1. Form an ergonomic committee to address things like lighting, temperature, workstations, furniture placement, tasks, posture, and, of course, seating. If the company doesn’t have resources at this point, office space planning consultants are definitely available in the marketplace.
2. The committee group or consultant tasked with the ergonomics review should seek out only high quality, durable, and adjustable products. A commitment should be made to quality.
3. There certainly is no hard and fast rule when it comes to equipment. Your only rule is that the equipment, workstations, or office chairs should not cause employees to twist their heads, necks, or bodies.
4. Once you’ve selected appropriate workstations, make it a point to choose the right ergonomic chair for each job description.
Because accountants spend inordinate amounts of time at their desk, they will most benefit from a high-back chair. Normal task chairs are for mixed use when the employee will be doing a combination of sitting, standing, and leaving the desk. Sitting for long hours is more comfortable in a solid, high back chair. Sales and customer service reps tied to the phones also need the added support offered by high back chairs.
Taking care of these employees with the VOC-630 high back chair will create a productive as well as healthy environment. This superior seating option features molded, foam-covered seats, easy maintenance faux leather upholstery, and soft touch arms that provide a comfortable cradle for your desk dweller. The contoured back shell supports the lower as well as upper back, and adjustable T-arms make high back office chairs adaptable to cubicle environments.