Humanscale Encourages Workplace Wellness for Employee Wellbeing Month (and Year-Round)
Focusing on Implementation, Utilization and the Power of Choice
New York, NY, June 13, 2016 – As June marks the celebration of Employee Wellbeing Month, Humanscale is challenging the traditional and asking employers to think about the workspace with fresh eyes. As Americans spend nearly 55% of their waking hours at work, it is becoming increasingly more important to give employees healthy choices, yet developing effective employee retention strategies extends beyond offering nutritional and wellness programs. Employees also want control over their own workstations. Humanscale is leading the charge – encouraging employers to take a closer look at the implementation and utilization of workplace products designed to enhance health and wellness, and offering solutions that give employees the freedom to move at work when and how they want to.
A Gallup study1 found that of companies with 1,000 employees or more, only 40% participate in company wellness activities. Another report2 said 50% of employees take part in health-risk appraisals, but only 10 - 20% engage in lifestyle changes and disease management activities. Nutritional programs do not address everyone’s personal needs and fitness events that require extra time at the office could deter participation. Humanscale is calling on decision makers to present wellness options that both appeal to a broader audience and allow employees to decide if and when they’d like to engage.
“Active office tools, like sit/stand desks, can be part of a less intimidating and easy-to-implement wellness initiative—one that gives users autonomy over when and how they get active,” says Chris Gibson, Humanscale VP of Marketing and Product Management. He continues, “Taking it one step further, we are encouraging employers to think about the individual rather than the office as a whole. What works for one person might not be best for another. Retrofittable height adjustable solutions like our QuickStand and QuickStand Lite give employees control over their own approach to health and wellness at work. They also help companies save money in the long run. Rather than purchasing sit/stand desks for everyone, employers can offer them to the employees that want them and will use them with their existing desks.”
Humanscale’s active office will be on display at NeoCon 2016. From new technology solutions that encourage movement at the workstation to seating options that draw on ergonomic research to offer better support for the human body, making the workspace healthier for the people who work there is Humanscale’s primary objective.
A full press kit detailing Humanscale’s offerings at NeocCon is available at bit.ly/humanscaleneocon2016. For real time updates, check out #DesignForHumans on social media.
Danielle McWilliams / Katie Bone
Danielle@novitapr.com / Katie@novitapr.com
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity.