How Can Boulder Businesses Increase Employee Productivity and Satisfaction?

Employee Satisfaction

A recent study by economists at the University of Warwick found that happiness made people approximately 12% more productive. And they are not the only ones who think so. Shawn Anchor has found that when we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

On the flipside, Gallup-Healthways estimates that America is costing a shocking $300 billion per year in lost productivity.

Boulder business from ski shops to vineyards to biotechnology firms, who are committed to happier, more productive employees must focus on 7 ways to improve.

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Ergonomic Tips for Expecting Mothers 

Expectant Mothers

Pregnancy: 9 months of excitement, anticipation, nurturing, bonding, and . . . shopping! But even shopping can be a challenge when you are dealing with aches and pains. As your body is growing, stretching, and accommodating a new being, there are some great practices that are easy to take on and will have you feeling relaxed and healthy.

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Have the Dangers of Sitting Been Debunked?

Sit Stand Desk

Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes, and the Mayo Clinic, all reported that Sitting is the New Smoking and it felt like a scene from “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” We all knew that our sedentary lifestyles were bad for us, and finally someone pointed a finger and backed it up with data.

And then, a couple of months ago, a new study in the International Journal of Epidemiology came out stating sitting time was not associated with mortality risk.

Now, we are all left wondering what to believe – shall we plop on the couch or go out for a walk? Continue reading

How to Choose Ergonomic Furniture for Your Body Type

Ergonomic furniture for your body type

We choose our clothing based on our body type, we choose our diets and our workouts based on our body type, some studies suggest we even choose our partners based on body types. Important as clothing is (not to mention life partners!), there is another crucial part of our life that we should choose based on our body type: ergonomic office furniture.

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Incorporating Sit-Stand Desks in The Office

Proper Standing Posture

Providing a positive, healthy, safe, and comfortable working environment should be the goal of every HR Manager’s activity, while simultaneously looking out for the company’s best interest. But before undertaking any human resources initiative, ask yourself which of these main elements you aim to improve within your company: employee motivation, employee morale, or organizational productivity

When HR managers find a project that can improve all three of these, they quickly jump on board.

Such is often the case with incorporating sit-stand desks into an office environment.

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How To Make Ergonomic Improvements To Your Existing Workstation

Ergonomic Office Furniture

There has been a lot of hype about sit-stand desks, lately, and rightly so. They really are ‘all that’. You may want to jump on the sit-stand bandwagon but are worried about the budget requirements that this retrofitting project might have. Worry not – there are plenty of ergonomic improvements you can make that will support your posture, ease your achy neck and shoulders, and keep you more focused and productive – all without bankrupting your business’ bank account.

Here are a few tips for making effective ergonomic improvements to your existing workstation.

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Which Ergonomic Office Furniture is Right for Your Body Type?

Ergonomic Office Furniture

You wouldn’t think of dressing all of your office mates in the same size, shape, pattern, and color of clothing, would you? Giving them all the same exact furniture is equally ridiculous. If you think clothing can “make the man”, wait until you see what ergonomic furniture can do!

Ideally, office workstations should be customized to the exact person who will be working there:  their size, task type, working style, posture, and space available. In most cases, though, it is too time-consuming to assess every single person’s needs. A good alternative is to create 3 types of workstations and choose the best fit for each employee. Continue reading

Ergonomics and Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

We thought it would be interesting to speak to places around Boulder and see what they do for seating. Our first destination is the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. The 58 year old Boulder institution is located at the Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus.

We spoke to Executive Director Kevin Shuck and Principal Cellist, Charles Lee Continue reading