THE BLOG

05
Mar

Back to the future

Well the future of my back anyway!

I spend upwards of 7 hours every day with my backside parked on a chair, looking at a computer screen and am slowly realising that things in my little home office need to change.

The concept of Ergonomics isn’t new. It was first discussed by Polish professor Wojciech Jastrzebowski in 1857 – that’s Polish as in the country Poland, not the study of Mr Sheen.

By the turn of the last century employers were starting to take the concept a bit more seriously. Most occupations were labour intensive and injury and death rates were high resulting in a lot of down time and reduced profits. Well heeled toffs were becoming slightly less well heeled toffs and something had to be done.

Work processes came under the spotlight, were reviewed and improved, restoring profits and allowing the toffs to resume buying one or two additional polo ponies a season.

Thus the OH&S industry was born and slowly evolved into the work practices we have today.

Anyway, back to my back – which is making me feel every one of my 50+ years and looks like a question mark when I eventually rise from my circa 1980 chair until it cracks like a rifle shot when I straighten up.

I’m sure if a OH&S guru came and checked out my situation they’d take me out the back and take a sledgehammer to me – arguing it’d be quicker and less painful than the damage I’m inflicting on myself.

Here comes the segue!

Or they’d take me to Flair Office Furniture and select appropriate furniture and office accessories to correct my posture. Think I prefer the second option!

The good people at Flair have been fantastic clients of Resilience Marketing for a while now and we have completed several television commercials for them as well as a corporate video.

Check them out here.