Our society is ageing. Therefore, the subject of ergonomics plays an ever more important role in designing workspaces. The numbers speak for themselves: Almost one in four sick notes issued in Germany are for skeletal or muscular conditions. The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health estimates that such illnesses cause a production loss of around 8.5 billion euros a year. 34.3% of employees in administrative positions suffer from pain in the small of the back at least occasionally, 47.8% suffer from neck pain, and 33.3% suffer from headaches. So it is high time to put a stronger focus on ergonomics in the workplace!
Office workers should be able to interact optimally with their work tools, and also with their workspace. Workspaces must become healthier, more preventative and more personalised, in order to reduce the frequency of illness caused by work conditions, and at the same time to allow the employee to continue working in good health until they retire at 67. Therefore, ergonomics is becoming a factor for success in business.