At first sight, proper ergonomics addresses our physical health and well-being.
It helps to reduce strain and pain that would otherwise arise from a non-ergonomic workplace.
A good example here would be input devices such as computer keyboardd or mice that are designed with ergonomics in mind. Another common example here would be ergonomic office furniture that helps prevent common health issues such as back pain.
With less strain and pain due to better ergonomics at the workplace naturally comes higher productivity. The better overall health of employees will translate into less outages due to less sick days and therefore also reduced costs for medical treatment and follow-up health care due to work-related health issues.
So what I’m saying here is that an investment into ergonomic office furniture or better even complete workplace assessments will over short or long pay for themselves. There are just too many benefits with ergonomic workplaces that no company can afford to ignore today.