In the post-pandemic new normal era, most physical offices have been replaced by work-from-home or virtual offices. The organizations that continue to operate from physical offices have transformed from traditional to modern workplaces with an emphasis on health, comfort and convenience.
The transition is because a workplace that is ergonomically healthy and designed to provide the best comfort for the human anatomy offers an effective way to retain employees in the long-term and keep them safe, healthy and highly productive.
Otherwise, post-pandemic stress, long and irregular working hours, and lessening physical activity leads to numerous health concerns and musculoskeletal disorders, as shown by several studies conducted in this regard. Thus, embracing modernistic office solutions is the only way forward.
When offering the internationally benchmarked WFH, office, and professionally comfortable and healthy solutions, none matches the scale and quality of Humanscale. The Founder and Director of S Cube Ergonomics Pvt Ltd, Sathish Nandagopal, informs that established in September 2014, this organization is an authorized Manufacturing and Distribution Partner for Humanscale.
Follow Function not Trend
New York-based Humanscale is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of employees. By leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. “Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity, longevity, and going beyond sustainability,” says Sathish.
S Cube Ergonomics specializes in providing ergonomic solutions for various workplace settings. According to Sathish, their vision is to create a healthy and productive work environment for their clients by offering ergonomic solutions. Their mission is to educate and empower individuals and organizations to take proactive steps towards ergonomic optimization, ultimately improving employees’ work-life quality and reducing the risk of workplace injuries.
In terms of our goals, S Cube Ergonomics aims to:
Reduce the incidence of work-related injuries: “By providing ergonomic solutions that address workplace hazards, we aim to reduce the incidence of work-related injuries.”
Increase productivity: “By improving the ergonomic design of workspaces, we help individuals and organizations to work more efficiently, increasing productivity and reducing downtime due to injuries.”
Enhance employee well-being: “We believe a healthy work environment is critical to employee well-being. By providing ergonomic solutions, we aim to create a work environment that is comfortable, safe, and conducive to good health.”
Foster a culture of safety: “We believe that safety is everyone’s responsibility. By offering customized ergonomic solutions and training programs, we aim to create a culture of safety within organizations, reducing the risk of workplace injuries and promoting overall well-being,” says Sathish, who, as the Founder and Director, has a rich business experience over 29+ years in various Building Material Products and Workplace Ergonomic Solution that improves the health and comfort of work life.
Fostering Ergonomic Office Experience
S Cube offers Humanscale’s Ergonomic workplace solutions predominantly for commercial IT-based organizations and home offices. He adds that they have successfully showcased their project capabilities and skills as a distribution partner for Humanscale in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. S Cube launched the state-of-the-art ‘Ergonomic Experience Centre’ in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune to strengthen its focus on retail business and MSME segments. S Cube has also been catering to the needs of work-from-home clients through eCommerce and rental strategies.
Sharing their inspiration behind venturing into the ergonomics sector as an innovative company, Sathish reveals that ‘Ergonomics is an increasingly important field as people spend more time working at computers and experience higher workplace injuries. They at S Cube recognized this need and saw an opportunity to create innovative solutions to improve workplace ergonomics. By providing ergo tools and accessories, they prioritize user comfort and health. They aim to positively impact people’s lives and help them work more efficiently. Additionally, Humanscale is committed to staying at the forefront of ergonomic research and technology to continually improve its products and provide the best possible experience for its customers.
An employee is a company’s biggest asset. Thus, employees’ health is important not only for the employees as individuals but also for the organization’s progress. Dealing with work pressure, managing deadlines, and sitting in front of the computer on a daily basis is a visually and physically demanding job. It has a negative impact on the employee’s health as routine tasks like answering emails, writing reports, and participating in web conferences require prolonged periods of computer use. For the average worker, this has led to an increase in various health issues. In this scenario, thoughtful workplace ergonomics can act as a gear for accelerating employee performance. Designing of space is carried out in such a way that it meets the future vision of the company as well as provides a safe and productive environment to the employees. Several eye-opening studies shed light on the growing number of work-related issues stemming from prolonged computer use. More and more organizations are beginning to see the link between worker discomfort, lost productive time, and cost. Proactively addressing discomfort levels, therefore, becomes an important business strategy.
Here is where S Cube Ergonomics has taken up the mantle and promoted workplace ergonomics in India.
Functionality through Simplicity
At Humanscale, they believe that the highest level of functionality is achieved through simplicity. For example, with their ergonomic home and office chairs, they replace heavy, complex mechanisms with the sitter’s body weight and the laws of physics to encourage movement, providing the most comfortable chair available. They use fewer parts in their ergonomic chairs to reduce environmental impact. While quality and longevity are guaranteed, Humanscale offers the market’s longest warranty periods.
At S Cube, they always go above and beyond to exceed the expectations of their clients. They have worked with high-profile companies, and your satisfaction has always been their goal. Before embarking on a new project, they take the time to understand the requirements of your space. They will accordingly suggest the most suitable products from our ergonomic range. With rich ergonomic expertise, their experienced sales team is always here to offer guidance and advice. They also provide installation services across India to ensure that you can understand their products’ features and use them effortlessly. Their team has been trained extensively, and should you need help selecting or installing a product, they are just a call away. On their online platform, you will not only come across a great range in terms of functionality but also in terms of price. There are amazing combo offers, and you can even go for the rental option to get a feel of the product and understand if it is right for you.
Sathish states, “We deliver excellent customer service and assure them of a delightful experience. We invite everyone to visit our experience centre to explore the options.”
Global Leader in Providing Intuitive Comfort
Humanscale is the global leader in products that enhance health and wellness at work. Sathish further informs that all their products provide intuitive ergonomic comfort and long-lasting performance.
All of Humanscale’s work tools are inherently ergonomic. They are created to be intuitive and adjust effortlessly to the user. Their products are designed to promote daily movement and physical activity while supporting the user’s posture.
They are the global leader in Monitor Arms, Keyboard Supports, and Task Lighting apart from being the technology leader in office Seating, Sit/Stand products, and workplace ergonomics. Their leading ergonomic consulting practice also provides global support and expertise for customers.
Embracing Tech Advancements
Advanced technologies are having a significant impact on the ergonomics industry. On the one hand, new technologies provide innovative solutions to ergonomic problems, such as adjustable desks and chairs, ergonomic mice, and wearable devices that track posture. On the other hand, the growing use of digital devices is also creating new ergonomic challenges, such as eye strain, neck pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
To adapt to these changes, the ergonomics industry focuses on developing new products and services that prioritize user comfort and health. It includes the use of advanced materials and designs to create ergonomic products that are more effective and efficient. Additionally, ergonomics experts are working with technology companies to incorporate ergonomic principles into creating new digital devices, such as smartphones and tablets. From an increase in hot-desking and BYOD cultures to a heightened focus on employee wellness, the modern workplace is evolving rapidly. Humanscale has created a range of technology-integrated tools to address the changing needs of today’s computer users and organizations. “We have M/Connect-2, a unique docking station innovation that merges ergonomics and technology by integrating the dock into any Humanscale Monitor Arm or be independently mounted to the desk without an arm,” says Sathish.
Overall, the impact of advanced technologies on ergonomics is both positive and challenging. While new technologies are creating new ergonomic challenges, they are also providing new opportunities for innovation and improvement in the field of ergonomics. As the digital age continues to evolve, the ergonomics industry will need to adapt and innovate to ensure the health and productivity of workers in all industries. He adds, “We stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies to provide the best possible ergonomic solutions to our customers.”
Countering Novel Challenges
Speaking about the challenges, Sathish says that when they first entered this industry, no one thought of ergonomics as a necessity. It was classed as a luxury! Organizations have begun to recognize the challenges of musculoskeletal disorders for employees over time. People are reaching out to team at S Cube Ergonomics now because Sathish and the team are experts rather than generalists.
According to him, Humanscale is a company that has been at the forefront of ergonomic innovation for decades, and they continue to bring new and disruptive products to the market. One of their most significant contributions has been the development of the ergonomic office chair, which has become a staple of modern workplaces worldwide.
Another area in which Humanscale is contributing to the ergonomic niche is through its emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. They have implemented several initiatives to reduce waste and minimize their carbon footprint, including using recycled materials and developing products that are built to last.
Overall, Humanscale’s commitment to innovation and sustainability has helped it to broaden the ergonomic niche and establish itself as a leader in the field. The firm’s products are designed to improve workers’ health and well-being while minimizing their impact on the environment, making them a model for other companies to follow.
Strengthening the Niche
In his advice to the aspirants who are willing to venture into the ergonomics field, Sathish says that for those interested in venturing into the field of ergonomics, there are a few key pieces of advice to keep in mind.
Firstly, having a strong scientific foundation is important, particularly in human anatomy and physiology. This knowledge will be essential for understanding how the human body works and interacts with the environment.
Secondly, having a passion for problem-solving and a desire to improve people’s lives is important. Ergonomics is all about creating solutions that help people work more comfortably and efficiently, so a mindset focused on innovation and creativity will be crucial.
Thirdly, gaining practical experience through internships or apprenticeships is highly recommended. It will provide valuable hands-on experience designing and implementing ergonomic solutions and help build a professional network.
Finally, staying up-to-date with the latest research, technology, and industry trends is essential for success in ergonomics. Attending conferences, reading academic journals, and staying connected with industry professionals through social media can help you stay informed and engaged.
Pursuing a career in ergonomics can be highly rewarding for those passionate about improving people’s lives and with a strong scientific foundation. With dedication, hard work, and a commitment to staying informed and engaged, aspiring ergonomists can make a real difference in the world.
Humanscale also offers ‘Consulting Services,’ that is provided by its international team of board-certified, professional ergonomists. The company also offers comprehensive ‘Ergonomics Training and Certification’.
Expanding Workplace Ergonomics Horizons
On envisioning scaling S Cube’s scope and offerings in the future, Sathish divulges the plan.
Ergonomic Experience Centres: “We currently have three showrooms in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune. We plan to set up similar Ergonomic Experience Centres in other cities across India in the next three years. Apart from this, we are also looking at partnering with local distributors in Tier2 and Tier3 locations.”
The manufacturing unit in India: “We have just started the assembly unit for our seating solutions in Bidadi. We want to expand it to other product lines because it will help to reduce product costs and delivery lead time.”
Diversifying product and service offerings: S Cube Ergonomics is considering expanding its product and service offerings to include a wider range of ergonomic solutions, such as ergonomic office tools, software applications for ergonomics analysis, or ergonomics training programs.
Expanding into new markets: S Cube Ergonomics could expand its operations to new geographic markets, such as neighbouring international markets or underserved domestic markets. It could involve developing new partnerships or distribution channels to reach these markets.
Developing strategic partnerships: S Cube Ergonomics is considering developing strategic partnerships with other companies in the ergonomics industry or related industries. These partnerships could help S Cube Ergonomics expand its reach and capabilities and provide new revenue streams.
Investing in research and development: S Cube Ergonomics could invest in research and development to create new products and services that address emerging needs in the market. It could involve developing new tools and technologies or improving existing ones.
Sharing accolades, praises, and client testimonials, Sathish shares every aspect of their brand and business that embodies Humanscale’s guiding principles of function, simplicity, longevity, and beyond sustainability. Their clients embrace this philosophy. “The list of our clients speaks for itself.”
Since its inception in 2014, S Cube Ergonomics has catered to the needs of start-ups and Fortune 500 companies with the same level of dedication at the core of every partnership. They have completely devoted their hearts and minds to the requirements of their clients. “We take pride in accomplishing success in our endeavours and building lasting relationships. With a strength of 30+ team members, S Cube aims towards an ergonomic India!” he concludes.
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