Is your cubicle chair broken down and squeaky? Does it refuse to roll the way it once did? Does the back give way, suddenly, leaving you hurtling backwards to land on your back like a scene from Nine to Five? Or is it just uncomfortable?
Studies show that workers are happier when they have a good office chair to sit in. As a manager, requisitioning decent office chairs should be something you address regularly, to ensure that everyone can function at maximum productivity levels.
By standardizing chairs with a model that has a lot of adaptive function, you can bring joy to every cubicle. You can also use cubicle extenders to help customize each workspace without losing overall uniformity.
If you can find the balance between buying a custom office chair for everyone and half of your staff being miserable, you’ve done a good job! Listen to your cubicle workers and find a compromise that works for the majority.