This is an area where you do not want to skip corners. Most employees spend the majority of their day seated in an office chair, and those hours add up extremely fast. Because the price of office furniture varies so greatly, some companies, especially larger ones, make this an area to focus on cost savings. Instead, this can lead to losses in employee production and satisfaction long term, as poor furniture creates issues, including low back pain, general discomfort, poor job satisfaction, and absenteeism. The initial cost savings are dwarfed over time, by the damage that poor quality of furniture can cause. Ergonomics covers the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment, and covers more than the quality of office chairs. In addition, quality and properly sized desks will reduce neck strain that comes from improper positioning of monitors and computers, and discussing proper posture can give employees important knowledge that will help prolong their abilities to work in an office setting.