The New Office Space: Thinking Outside the Box with Ergonomics in Mind

by Kate K on May 1, 2013

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What does a modern workplace look like?

In the last twenty years we’ve seen a shift towards businesses fitting the workplace to the employee, versus forcing the employee into a “box” (be it a cubicle, highly structured working hours, or otherwise). In an era where savvy companies offer flexible schedules and “choose-your-own” healthcare incentives, GlaxoSmithKline took the theory one step further with their new building in Philadelphia.

Scrolling through photos of GSK’s new space, you can see workplace “neighborhoods,” an open-concept cafeteria, and a glamorous idea of what a double LEED platinum certification can look like. You may notice several of the well-known ergonomic furniture brands we offer at The Human Solution placed throughout the office: Humanscale monitor arms, Steelcase chairs, and of course adjustable height standing desks. These brands and ergonomic products offer freedom and flexibility within a workspace. GSK hopes that this concept will encourage collaboration and creativity.

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Kate is a content writer for THS. She hails from the legendary land of Delaware, where she wore rain boots from October through April and developed tremendous upper body strength from shoveling snow. She thanks her lucky stars each day for being in Austin and enjoys riding her bike, laughing at dog-shaming pictures, and having philosophical discussions while watching ‘How I Met Your Mother.’

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