Saturday, February 03, 2007

Workplace Ergonomics and the Telephone

An ergonomic phone for the workplace ...

"Ergonomics have long been regarded a necessary element in the workplace as they prevent injury and help keep employees working comfortably and more efficiently.

However, one piece of office equipment that has been constantly overlooked when it comes to ergonomics is the telephone. Office phones, though improving technically overtime, have been mostly designed without ergonomics in mind.

ShoreTel a provider of enterprise IP phone systems reveals their answer to this need as well as the details of their product offering in a recent TMCnet white paper, "Ergonomic Phone Design."

Office phones should be comfortable to use just as all other pieces of equipment in the workplace are. Because office workers and those in call centers spend so many minutes on the phone each day, offering an ergonomically designed phone will support productivity and reduce the risk of injury while on the job—a benefit for both the employer and the employee.

A piece of equipment that is designed ergonomically is built to adjust to the need of each individual user and is specially designed to makes the equipment easier to use.

Everything from the placement of the microphone to the way the speaker is designed is all taken into account when designing a phone that is ergonomic."    (Continued via TMCnet)    [Ergonomics Resources]

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