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Is a budget office chair really worth it?

Purchasing budget office chairs for your organisation can be a costly mistake.  Your colleagues sit for up to 8 hours a day & up to 5 days a week.  Incorrect office chairs are becoming the single largest factor in causing harm to office workers health & productivity in today’s office environments.

Selecting the correct chairs for your department or organisation is essential, so here are a few things to consider:

Firstly, everyone in the office needs to have a chair.  So really, you should not worry about the overall expense of the chair but rather the difference in cost between the budget chair and the correct ergonomic chair for your staff.

For example, if the inferior chair is $ 250 and the correct ergonomic chair is $ 450, it is just the difference of $ 200 that needs to be considered.  It is then helpful to see that if you take that difference of $ 200 and divide it over the healthy lifespan of the chair, which should be at least 5 years, the cost difference is a mere $ 40 a year.

Hence, this is less the cost of 1 visit to the chiropractor (or other health professional), let alone the personal pain, discomfort, and “downtime” for the office worker. $ 40 a year is $ 0.77 cents a week, or approx. $ 0.15 cents a day.  This means that you can get  the correct ergonomic chair for your colleagues for only $ 0.15 cents a day!

From a productivity point of view, a staff member only has to produce one minute’s worth of work extra a day, to more than outweigh the initial cost.  It is long proven that when people feel better, they work better, and a happy office environment is a powerful lever in any organisation.

Furthermore, the superior chair will have a longer guarantee (and lifespan) than the inferior chair.  So, over time, it is almost always more cost effective to purchase the correct ergonomic chair in the first place.

 

The team at Corporate Chairs are here to help you.  We service many state & federal governments departments, corporations & organisations helping their staff be more comfortable, supported, and productive whilst at work.

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