Ergonomic, that is. I don’t need statistics to convince you that anyone who works in a law office spends a huge portion of her (and his) time sitting at a desk. I do, and I’m guessing you do too. Studies have found that ergonomic disorders are practically a pandemic problem in the U.S. What you are sitting on is every bit as important as your keyboard, monitor(s) and desk.
Recently, I decided to purchase a new chair to use at work. Checking out my co-workers' offices, there seemed to be a variety of seating options – from a traditional executive chair for our executive director (that figures) to an exercise ball/chair used by our risk management counsel (see the slideshow below). You'll notice I found a lot of cushions and ergo add-ons too.
After much Internet research, I visited local office furniture stores to try some chairs on for size. I felt somewhat like Goldilocks, searching for the chair that was “just right.” Luckily, I found a chair that offered enough customizable positions and possible adjustments to suit even my finicky tastes. After more than six months, I’m still happy with my chair and no longer see it as a medieval instrument of torture. In fact, most of the time I don’t think about my chair at all, which frees me to concentrate on my work.
What did I buy? A Steelcase Leap Chair. Do you have a favorite chair? What about an ergonomic solution that might help other desk dwellers? Share your comments here.