I used to think that ergonomic chairs were a waste of money.

That was until I spent over 2 months sitting on one.

Well, it takes a big man to admit he’s wrong.

And, I’m going to say it: I was wrong.

I’m now an advocate of ergonomic office furniture.

It just makes sense. Think about it for a moment.

If you are like most people, you spend most of your time in your office.

To a certain degree, it’s almost like your second home.

Now picture yourself sitting on an uncomfortable office chair for eight hours a day, five days a week. That’s 40 hours each week.

Over the months, this is going to put a lot of stress on your joints, neck and back – disrupting your productivity.

“I don’t feel valued as an employee,” a friend of mine said, as he complained about the lousy office furniture he had had to deal with for years. “My lower back hurts sitting on this chair. It’s got broken wheels for goodness sake.”

He requested that I not mention the name of his company for fear of losing his job.

However, I have seen firsthand a growing number of companies, particularly startups, who are starting to see the real benefits of investing in ergonomic furniture for their staff.

“Although I had to invest a substantial amount to get these specialised ergonomic office chairs for my staff as I was setting up the company, it was one of the best decisions I had ever made,” said a Brunei-born executive who requested anonymity.

“You cannot put a price on health,” he added.

There aren’t many furniture stores in Brunei that have extensive experience in selling ergonomic furniture quite like Sejalin, which is the official reseller of premium Scandinavian brands such as Flokk. (Photo courtesy of Ergocentric)

When asked what particular model of office chair that the executive acquired for his office, he said: “The HÅG Capisco Puls 8020 was his preferred choice.”

According to him, the saddle seat can be adjusted between low and high working positions, all the way up to standing, enabling you to be more dynamic in your movements while still balanced.

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