Before purchasing an office chair you must ask yourself “For what purpose do I most need this chair?” You must ask yourself this question because your best choice will depend on your planned use. For example, are you planning to use this chair for yourself? Are you planning to share this chair with others? Will a variety of people use this chair throughout the day? When you sit in this chair are you likely to spend extended periods of time within its confines, or just an hour here and there?
I wanted to save you some time in your search for the perfect office chair. I don’t want you to have to go through and look at every single office chair in the world, or even on this website. Let’s take a quick look at some of the different uses of office chairs and what qualities are best in chairs used for each of these purposes. After reading this article you should know exactly what you are looking for; then you simply have to glance over the chair reviews to see which chairs have the qualities you need. Then you can focus on reading in depth those particular articles, instead of having to go through every single one.
The different types of office chairs we will look at in this article are those which are best-suited to physical tasks, stationary all-day tasks, and customers and clients.
Not all physical tasks involve standing or walking; many involve upper body movement and allow you to stay seated. If your job requires a great deal of upper body movement, you will need a chair which accommodates those movements.