According to veteran ergonomics consultant Dan MacLeod, the value of ergonomics is often underrated—especially when budget time rolls around. Macleod, however, has catalogued many ways ergonomics can save money.
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MacLeod adds that humans have been "doing ergonomics" for thousands of years. It's a proven practice. He points to examples such as the stone ax and the wheel.
In addition, ergonomics can provide valuable insights that can lead to other improvements. Any new perspective in the workplace helps leaders identify ways to improve and motivates them to make improvements that result in higher profits.
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