The goal of today’s office ergonomics is focused on fitting the workspace and technology
to the individual. However, the very nature of work is changing. Technology has freed people to work anywhere, and a growing proportion of that work is collaborative and social. But traditional office ergonomics does not address group work or spaces. These emerging space types are being created with no ergonomic guidance. This situation offers a great opportunity to apply ergonomic principles broadly throughout the workplace to create safe and productive settings for both individual and group work—no matter where it may occur.