Poorly designed office space can be bad for morale and bad for the body. Aching backs, headaches, sore eyes, and irritability are just a few of the more common complaints.
If you are having any discomfort related to your work setup, tell your employer as soon as possible; an early change may prevent the discomfort from turning into a real problem. Be clear about what needs to be changed. Many companies will go along with such requests, having learned that improving office space can lead to higher job satisfaction, greater productivity, and fewer sick days.
By choosing the right furniture, equipment, and lighting, and using it correctly, we cut down on backaches and eyestrain and gain other health benefits.