January 23 2019
If you're like most people, you probably spend more time in your office chair than you do in your bed at home. Especially if you're an executive. As part of the executive job, you're often required to stay overtime which prolongs the amount of time you remain seated. For that reason, it's especially important that you pick a quality desk chair. Not only can the right chair keep you comfortable, but it can also prevent potential health problems down the road. With that being said, here are some key factors to consider when choosing yours.
An ergonomic design should be a primary requirement when choosing executive office desk chairs, as well as other staff chairs. An ergonomic chair should have a high backrest in a curved shape that supports both your back and neck and encourages you to sit upright. Upholstered armrests are also important as they can reduce the stress on your arms. A contoured seat can distribute your weight evenly and alleviate the pressure caused by prolonged sitting. What's more, an adjustable height setting will allow you to precisely tailor the chair's position to your body. When adjusting the height, make sure that your hips, knees and ankles are positioned at a comfortable 90 degrees.
Your office chair shouldn't be covered in an itchy and abrasive material nor something that can cause your body to sweat. Often, the most expensive executive office desk chairs are made of genuine leather. Although leather is a durable material and easy to keep clean, you can easily overheat sitting in it. On the other hand, mesh chairs are designed to be breathable and keep you comfortable and fresh. What's more, their slim backs make them a modern and stylish feature in an executive's office.
If you have a large desk, a chair with wheels can make it easier to retrieve things at its far corners. Even if you have a small desk, being able to roll around with your chair can allow you to effortlessly reach things. With that being said, make sure to invest in a chair with a firm wheelbase which won't easily roll with no reason. Rubber wheels are recommended if you plan to position your chair on a smooth surface. Another useful feature is a swivel seat which allows you to easily turn in all directions.
When it comes to choosing an executive chair, especially if you're part of senior and upper management, appearance can be very important. You want your chair to convey power, authority and trust both to employees and potential clients. With that being said, as opposed to buying regular office chairs, try to look for a commercial chair designed with executives in mind.