been about 8 months since we got the office space fully setup with
appliances and furniture. The front desk has proper working chairs and
tables that are fully suited for the team members that have their setup
However, back in the conference room, the chairs there where not really suited for the team that is stationed there.
it was the Branding and Promotions unit. The conference room was
actually suited for the team because they always had to discuss, plan,
strategize and monitor the activities of the brand across the social
media channels which meant that the team had to seat together and always
be in the same space most of the time for effective workflow.
then comes the curious case of the office chairs in the conference
room. Due to the fact the Promotions Unit had to adapt themselves to use
the conference room which actually was a good idea. However, the chairs
that were purchased were not suited for long working hours. Before
long, what seemed like a good idea became an issue and a limitation to
work. And it quickly escalated in a health concern for team members who
began complaining of lower back pains and discomfort.
in business, we make plans and we get into it only to find out that
it’s more than what we think or the situation suddenly changes and we
are left with a very good plan/solution but totally the wrong problem.
We create answers to the wrong or inappropriate problem which sometimes
leads to waste of resources. But on that note we should all learn to
make the best of each situation we find ourselves in the market place of
life and be patient. The affected team had to make do with the chairs
at the time while the organization planned for replacements.
forward to today, the new chairs are now here and the office is
bubbling and full of excitement and mostly from the Branding and
Promotions unit because they were more affected by it than most of the
other team members.
is important to note that the plans we make and strategies we develop
may sometimes completely turn out to be unrelated to problems that are
now being faced, we have to remember to always make the best of any
situation we find ourselves in and improvise if we must, that is
The importance of Good Posture in the workplace cannot be
overemphasized. Bad posture leads to reduced productivity and
effectiveness. But good posture can be successfully acquired only when
the entire mechanism of the body is under perfect control !