A chair can make the difference

04 Jan 2013

As the weather gets colder in many parts of the world and the days get shorter, some workers will undoubtedly be hit with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. This mild form of depression is fairly common around this time of year and can effectively reduce productivity levels and morale in the workplace.

According to some experts, office chairs in bright colours and bold patterns can help beat the seasonal doldrums, allowing workers to remain productive during the darkest months of the year.

Blake Zalcberg, president of OFM – a leading office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler – told Today’s Facility Manager that a lot of companies play it safe with standard grey and black desks and chairs.

“But when winter comes and you’re getting to work while it’s still dark out, it helps to have furniture in brighter shades such as green, yellow, or blue,” said Zalcberg. “Some people find these colours help them stay motivated and productive during the darkest days of the year.”

“While bright colours aren’t for everyone, some people have found they really help improve the ambiance when it’s dark and grey outside,” he added.



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