Why Do Ergonomic and Sustainable Office Solutions Make a Company More Competitive and Reduce Their Costs?

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| Why do ergonomic and sustainable office solutions make a company more competitive and reduce their costs? | || Louis Jordan 17.12.2013 | According to the German non-profit organization Buero forum, office work is very important for any kind of business, even manufacturing companies rely on the performance of their offices to a degree of 60 to 80%. Because the success of a company relies heavily on the performance of management, finance, sales, marketing and other departments located in an office environment.(buero-forum,2006) Therefor companies strive for best office performance in order to be successful and compete with their competitors. However, to run an office is also very expensive and companies tend to economize much on offices, which could lead to undesired outcomes, that are sometimes directly related and obvious but most outcomes are hidden indirectly and people are not aware of it. Many outcomes are revealed thanks to the work of ergonomic scientists. The science of ergonomics tries to find out all the aspects that improve system performance and human wellbeing. ("Human factors and," 2013)The following essay will explain why ergonomic office solutions should be considered by companies, who want to improve office performance and save cost, in order to be more competitive. Ergonomic office solutions can decrease human resource costs and increase health of employees. Running an office is expensive, consisting of personal expenses (80%), material and office technology expenses (4-5%), building expenses (14-15%) and furniture expenses (1-2%)(buero-forum,2006). Besides being the smallest of office expenses, furniture is the one many companies save on most, followed by building expenses. Maintaining old, unhealthy and system performance unfriendly furniture will skyrocket personal cost over time. So the above mentioned office furniture are not

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