When you consider that I’m barely over five feet tall, you’ll understand why, on my wish list for a healthier workplace, ergonomics ranks pretty high. Standard office desks are too tall; I have to raise my chair to properly fit the desk and then put a boxlid under my feet to prevent them from dangling. With unlimited resources and control over a work environment, I would allow employees to design their own work spaces, whether that involved a standing desk, a yoga ball for a chair or a designer boxlid underfoot.
When I was a young mother, onsite child care would have beaten out ergonomics. The search for affordable, dependable and happy child care consumed energy and time. Even after my child reached school age, I needed to arrange for before school or after school babysitters. Onsite child care would have eased a lot of stress and distraction.
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Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at HarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn and Let’s Talk Health Care.