Ergonomics and Employees’ Performance
Mustafa Maballaghi, Niku Salimi, Nader Nasirnejad
Ergonomics is always trying to create an effective, safe, and convenient workplace. Effective application of ergonomics in the design of the system can provide balance between jobs and characteristics of the employees. This can lead to labor force productivity, increased safety, physical and mental well-being, and job satisfaction of the employees. On the other hand, performance is doing works and tasks properly and rightly or spending the least amount of time or energy for the greatest work done. If an organization can achieve to certain goal with spending less resources compared with other organizations, it is said that it has higher performance. Increased productivity enhances efficiency and it helps in achieving organizational goals. Joyce Marilyn Joyce, President of the Institute in Seattle in USA believes that companies considering performance and quality control should employ ergonomics in their plans, as commercial intuition. Successful companies have integrated ergonomics plan with safety, quality control and production plans to maximize the performance. In this paper, we examine ergonomics and employee performance.