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Sennheiser Goes Wireless for Employee Health

December 05, 2017

It can get easy to fall into a groove of sitting at your work desk, drinking coffee and eating snacks as you plow through the day. But, some companies are implementing new ways to motivate employees to live healthier lifestyles while at work, by leveraging the latest wireless technology to keep staff moving throughout the workweek.

“Businesses need to adopt a holistic view of their working environments and practices in order to improve health and productivity and help to change employee habits for the better, “explained Andreas Bach, president of Sennheiser Communications. “While there is no ‘silver bullet’ solution, headsets have long been a key tool in improving ergonomics. Now, wireless technologies are taking these benefits even further by making more physical movement during the day a practical reality.”

Back and neck pain have often been associated with the limited mobility that most positions offer. One example that contributes to this pain is deskphone and handheld phone posture, often cranking the neck in unadvisable ways. Additionally, sitting in one place for an extended period of time can lead to the compression of internal organs as well as reduced blood flow to the rest of the body.

Sitting in the same constricted position can also contribute to elevated blood pressure, heart disease, and the possibility of developing diabetes, as Sennheiser acknowledges. The brain’s functionality and ability to focus can also be slowed due to lack of blood flow and oxygen. That is why it is imperative that more companies consider employee health when deciding what tools to bring on.

Wireless headsets enable workers the mobility desperately needed to stay healthy and focused, erasing the feeling of being chained to the desk, making wireless headsets an optimal solution for longer calls. At the same time, unified communications-enabled headsets allow employees to leverage corporate communications solutions and remain productive, while preserving their health.  Now, employees can stand up, walk around casually, collaborate and chat with clients and even colleagues if needed. The conversation becomes effortless and relaxed, leading to better business results and happier employees. It’s a win-win situation.

Has your company discovered the benefits of wireless for a healthier and more productive business?