You’ve spent a long day at work focused on that big project… leaned forward, gaze intent, you wrap up the last email and hit “send” a full 15 minutes before deadline. You sit back, feeling triumphant, relieved, hopeful, accomplished, and… sore. Ow! What’s that all about?
If you’re not thinking about the ergonomics of your workspace, you should be: every year, musculoskeletal disorders (or MSDs) cost workplaces billions of dollars and a ton of lost productivity. Luckily, smart office design and office furniture can help ease that burden. Need more convincing? Here are 11 stats that might make you think about that crick in your neck a little differently.