Studies given by The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that we spend more time at work than we do at home. With over 80% of our time spent at work, it’s important that we work in an environment that is as comfortable as possible. If you work in an environment where you sit all day, it is essential to have an office chair that is conducive to your job. When selecting an office chair, you have to determine the following:
How it will be used – While using this chair, will you be sitting still for long periods of time or does your line of work require you to be mobile?
Who will be using it – Will this chair be used by one single person or different people?
How long it will be used – Will you be sitting in this chair for an extended period of time?
Of course, if you work for a company, the office chairs will more than likely be pre-selected for you. Most companies try to select chairs that are ergonomically friendly. These types of chairs are suited to accommodate a range of people. There are adjustable features on these chairs to ensure comfort during sitting. These chairs support the posture and weights of a variety of different people.
If you are fortunate enough to work for yourself, you have the ability to select your own office chair. Even though you have the ability to select your own chair, you would also need to determine the following:
How often do you use the chair – Will this office chair be used every day or certain times of the week?
How do you use a chair – while sitting in the chair, are you stationary or mobile?
How long do you sit in the chair – Are you sitting in the chair for a couple of hours a day or for longer periods of time?
You definitely want to buy the chair that is most comfortable for you and that best suits your needs. If your line of work requires that you sit for long periods of time, you would need to take that into consideration when selecting an office chair.
Once you’ve answered these questions, it’s time to select the chair that’s right for you. One factor in determining your selection would be the price of the chair. Once you set your budget, you would need to determine if you will make the purchase in the store or online?
In-store purchasing allows you to try the chair before you buy it, whereas an online purchase may be more convenient. With an online purchase, you would not have the ability to try the product before you buy it, therefore, you would have to rely on the information provided in the product description.
These are just a couple of tips that can be used when making the decision to purchase an office chair at Wilcox Office Mart. There is a wealth of information on the internet and a simple online search will provide you a wide variety of information that can assist you in making your final decision.