How to support remote employees’ health, productivity

A new report suggests employees working remotely are vulnerable to mental and musculoskeletal stress due to remote, sedentary work.

By Kacey Larsen      
How to support remote employees’ health, productivity

The shift to a fully remote or hybrid work environment is fast becoming normalized for many organizations. While there are still many questions to be answered around the future of work from home, a key piece to supporting employees will be ensuring they have the resources needed to be productive and healthy. 

A new report from Ergotron, “Improve the Comfort and Productivity of Remote Employees,” suggests remote workers are especially vulnerable to mental and musculoskeletal stress due to remote, sedentary work. It also examines the impact of non-ergonomic furniture on employee productivity and why supporting employees with resources like standing desks and ergonomic training are vital. Other report findings include:

  • Actionable steps companies can take to provide adequate equipment and education on safe working postures.
  • Tips to conduct an employee assessment of their current workstations so you will have a roadmap to determine products and services needed.
  • How to choose products to fit a broad range of users.
  • Tactics to offer employee training on ergonomics and healthy workday activity to reduce the risk of computer-related injuries.

Download Ergotron’s “Improve the Comfort and Productivity of Remote Employees” report to learn more about how to support the future of the workplace and increase the productivity and health of remote employees.