Microsoft’s own PC Accessories group recently conducted a survey in 10 markets around the world to determine common modern computing habits of workers and the implications of those habits, with a particular focus on the health, comfort and productivity impact on workers. A significant majority of the computing workforce is uncomfortable on at least a daily basis, with current desk setups and office accessories partly to blame. Comfort at the office is a top priority for workers, especially because they know it will make them better at their jobs and happier in their personal lives. But unfortunately, ergonomic accessories are absent from many workplaces and employees aren’t taking action to address their pain.
U.S. workers spend six hours a day on their computers for work, and another hour at home for personal use. That’s essentially more time on your computer than you sleep at night!
For more information
- To download Microsoft’s full Healthy Computing survey report, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/hardware/materials.aspx.
- For more information on how you can improve your workplace ergonomics, please visit www.Healthy-Computing.com.
- For information on Microsoft’s ergonomically designed keyboards and mice, please visit www.microsoft.com/hardware.
REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 13, 2013