Forget Maslow and Herzberg, what you really require is some funky (and comfortable) office furniture and your employees should reach optimum productivity. At least that is what a recent survey commissioned by The Office Exhibition in the UAE suggests!

The survey results released this week show that almost 90% of office workers questioned reported that the design and layout of their office affected their level of motivation.

The survey also revealed that despite the importance of office design, over 50% of employers were failing to assess their employees’ satisfaction with their working environment. The areas highlighted as causing most discomfort at work were; room temperature, back pain and damaged eyesight.

Back pain is one of the biggest health complaints in the UK for millions of employees, and is often accounted to poorly designed office chairs and seating. A new EU-wide study by The Work Foundation which was also released this week, found that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as back pain, neck pain and RSI-type conditions, account for nearly half (49%) of all absences from work.

Remember that as of 2008 Employers can now be liable for a 20,000 fine for breaking the Health and Safety (Offences) Act. So remember to carry out some work station assessments on all your staff to check whether you have got your ergonomics right.

If your employees work stations and office chairs are found to be unsatisfactory why not update your furniture selection in the New Year. BT Office specialises in adjustable ergonomic office furniture including a selection of over 60 different styles of ergonomic office chairs to suit all tastes. Take a look at the selection on the website and be on your way to reducing those back pain absences in 2010!

About BT Office Furniture
BT Office Furniture is a national, privately owned company founded in 1994 which supplies and installs office furniture in the UK. BT Office has concentrated on providing great value for money without compromise on quality and service. Their furniture portfolio includes executive ranges that cover both contemporary and classic designs. For orders and queries please call 0800 298 7033 or visit the website to find out more.

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