Ergonomic Furniture is Critical for Employee Success!

Posted by Jerry Doll on Fri, Mar, 16, 2012 @ 14:03 PM

One of the most critical yet often overlooked elements ensuring employees are able to work to their fullest potential is the ergonomic design of the work station. In a business environment, in which productivity is absolutely everything, having people working in the properly designed furniture can lead to better comfort and improved posture. This can result in less pain and better posture, and better health overall. Even more importantly, it can allow for people to work more efficiently and comfortably throughout the day, without the need to take quite as many breaks simply because they are uncomfortable.

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Topics: Furniture, health, down view, employee, ergonomics, nova, desk, corporate, productivity

High-Pressure vs. Low-Pressure Laminate Furniture

Posted by Jerry Doll on Mon, Jan, 30, 2012 @ 08:01 AM

Many people ask what the difference is between high-pressure and low-pressure laminates.  Most of the time what they really mean is: What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?  In this post, we’ll take a look at how HPL and LPL are made and why you might want to choose one over the other for your furniture.

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Topics: education, Furniture, health, healthcare, hpl, lpl, high-pressure, low-pressure, laminate, manufacturing

Suffering with Dry Eye Syndrome? Blame your furniture.

Posted by Jerry Doll on Mon, Jan, 09, 2012 @ 09:01 AM

Today we explore some more health advantages to NOVA's Downview monitor placement system.  The Downview™ does more than save space and clear your desktop of clutter.  It can also improve Dry Eye Syndrome.  Here is an excerpt from some past studies regarding how the placement of your computer screen can have an impact a significant impact on your vision.

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Topics: computer vision syndrome, health, down view, dry eye syndrome, computer

Corporate furniture that will give your energy a “lift”

Posted by Jerry Doll on Mon, Jan, 02, 2012 @ 07:01 AM

Studies show mental and physical fatigue in the workplace takes its toll.  Not only does it lead to more mistakes that can cause injuries, cost money and sometimes, even lives; fatigue at work can spill over into your home life as well — making for a not so pleasant disposition.  But what’s this have to do with corporate furniture?

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Topics: health, corporate furniture, fatigue, wellness, mental, physical, office

The right furniture can be the key to healthier working and learning

Posted by Jerry Doll on Tue, Oct, 18, 2011 @ 13:10 PM

Wherever you work with a computer, be it at an office, in a classroom, or at a desk in a cubicle, your furniture can either work with you to increase your productivity or work against you to the point that your health is adversely affected.

When your neck is hurting, or you are experiencing numbness in your fingers, is far too late to consider the shortcomings of your current work area's furniture. Fortunately, common sense has much to say when it comes to picking the best working set up for using a computer for hours at a time.

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Topics: School, Classroom, Furniture, design, health, Nova Solutions, collaboration, nova, university, desks, workstations, solutions, efficiency, office, table, space, sit, stand, teacher, monitor placement, instructor, hours

Funding Education Still a Top Priority for States

Posted by Jerry Doll on Wed, May, 04, 2011 @ 10:05 AM

On average, the largest categories for state spending are education (both K-12 and higher education) and healthcare.

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Topics: School, Classroom, Furniture, health, grants, Nova Solutions, technology, novalinked, collaboration, nova, trolley, monitor lift, downview, desks, workstations, solutions, efficiency, lectern, government, funding, group learning, office, table, space, planner

Downview Provides Natural Solution

Posted by Jerry Doll on Wed, Jan, 12, 2011 @ 11:01 AM

The next time you’re in a relatively crowded public place, such as a restaurant or an airport, take a look around at people using their smart phones, iPads, Kindles, laptops, etc. You’ll see people with their heads down, texting, browsing the web, using a new application, playing some new game, or any number of activities. But, they all have one thing in common. They’re all looking down! That’s right. You’ll never see anyone, looking straight ahead, with arms outstretched, holding their phones directly in front of themselves. That’s just not comfortable, not mention a little silly looking. Why? — Because it’s not natural. Our bodies have a natural position for viewing close work — and it’s NOT straight-ahead and three feet away.

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Topics: Furniture, health, ipad, Nova Solutions, technology, natural, nova, downview, desks, workstations, solutions, efficiency, office, sit, mac, kindle, nook, smart phone