What kind of working environment is the most productive

Fashionable and heavily distracting open spaces are often heavily promoted by the employer.

Vague “creative” nooks and crannies and soft sofas will certainly not increase productivity or improve concentration, although they sometimes increase community spirit. The fact is, however, that demanding and creative work is done in one person’s brain, at best in silent and undisturbed spaces, deliberately sharing thoughts with others.

In addition, ergonomic solutions in “modern” work spaces are mostly poor. A small standing table for a laptop doesn’t really have good ergonomics, let alone gym balls or sofas.

Comfort at work is enhanced by a person’s own cosy workplace / room with things they love and inspire, and their own tools and supplies. Depriving this impairs comfort and commitment. It is rudimentary to think that one’s own peace is obtained in a bustling space, as long as one puts on anti-noise headphones.

Good modern ergonomics would include a height-adjustable that has a recess,  with elbow pads, height-adjustable high-quality additional monitors, good keyboard, a docking station and a high-quality, two-part and swinging saddle chair, instead of traditional furniture that makes people sit in poor posture.

A highly trained professional, who is expected to have good work results, definitely deserves such a set of furniture, which costs about € 1,500 and has an annual cost of only € 150.

Good ergonomics (optimal micro and macro fluid flow throughout the body) also means a permissive clothing code that allows you to wear clothes that don’t press anywhere.

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