Ergonomic furniture still has a role to play in this. Indeed it is the main reason why more and more organisations in the UK are specifying height adjustable desks as well as ergonimic work chairs. But it is also why so many office designs are focussed on improving the wellbeing of people in holistic ways. This can range from the direct such as the provision of daylight and fresh air to the subtle, such as signs of a working culture that encourages movement, interaction and taking proper breaks.
This issue has become so intertwined with the workplace design, that its now taken into account when designing green buildings. According to the World Green Building Council study entitled - Health, Well-being and Productivity in Offices: The Next Chapter for Green Building - there is now “overwhelming evidence” for the ways in which office design significantly impacts the health, happiness, well-being and productivity of people.