The Long Term Benefits of Ergonomics in the Workplace

Whether your company is heavily involved in manufacturing or bringing in new clients, it can greatly benefit from an investment in ergonomically improved workplace additions. As a business leader, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your employees have the resources they need to be healthy, happy, and productive workers. If you invest in their wellbeing, they will be less inclined to leave after short stints at your company and more inclined to continue to work where they are happy and nurtured, improving efficiency and eliminating costly turnover.

Heather Rome Development Alternatives Inc

Ergonomics is all about creating workplaces for your employees in which they don’t have to place themselves in awkward positions for any unnecessary periods of time. If your workplace happens to be a factory or warehouse, your employees may engage in greater physical labor and the workplace can be designed in such a way to avoid injury. For those in more stationary desk positions, the concern for worker injury centers on repetitive motion and posture often associated with computer terminals. Desks and chairs should be designed to support backs and to make the effects of repetitive motions, like typing, less damaging in the long term.

Heather Rome worked for Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) managing offices worldwide and supports ergonomic workplaces.


Establishing a Business in an Emerging Market

Establishing a new business in an emerging market is not easy. However, there are a few principles that all businesses do when they are trying to establish themselves in a new and emerging market. These markets today are found in places like Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Depending on your business product, one of these regions could be more advantageous than another.

Heather Rome Development Alternatives Inc
Heather Rome Development Alternatives Inc

As with any business, it is essential  to have competent management to run the business properly. In foreign markets, you must   have skilled managers who know how to speak the local language and are able to communicate across cultures, as different locations may have different customs and cultural norms to which the business must adhere. If a business is unable to connect with the local populace on a basic level, it is doomed from the start. The foundation of any business, but especially in an emerging market situation, is a basic understanding of local consumer preference and environmental norms.

Heather Rome,  of Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), is an international business professional with many years of experience connecting with emerging markets and cultural audiences around the globe.