The study that can increase labor productivity

Experts in public health, as well as those from the academic environment, have come to the conclusion that long periods of sitting in a chair are an important cause for the occurrence of musculoskeletal pain, disc herniations, cardiovascular diseases, peripheral circulation dysfunctions (DVT), even ovarian or colon cancer.

All this information is confirmed in numerous specialized international studies. In this context and against the background of the lack of concrete information on how productivity at work can decrease if physical problems arise, RestartiX – the first online assisted physiotherapy platform in Romania, in collaboration with specialists from renowned universities in country, they started a study for the first time that proposed a sample of over 10,000 employees who have various professions that require work in a sitting position.

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72% of Romanians work over 8 hours/day, sitting on a chair

The largest research of this kind in Romania will take place over the course of 12 months and aims to observe the relationship between prolonged sitting hours at the office and the productivity of employees working in both the private and public sector.

“We have created a form of evaluation through which we want to analyze the relationship between the sitting position and the productivity of an employee. We have every reason to believe that this connection exists, but we don’t know exactly how much sitting affects productivity.

The subject is an extremely important one, because an impact between 5 and 20% on the productivity of employees in a company with a thousand employees, can represent losses of millions or even tens of millions of euros, annually,” says Alexandru Ilie, the initiator of the study Specialized.

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In a preliminary phase, from a first sample consisting of 87 employees working at a multinational company, it emerged that 72% work more than 8 hours/day, sitting in a chair, and 75% of them complained of pain in the spine, especially in the lumbar region, because of this their productivity is affected by an average of 17.5%.

This study aims to lay the foundations of a unique method to combat Presenteeism syndrome, considered the greatest enemy of productivity due to the low undeclared productivity of employees.

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Fighting the “invisible enemy” that affects productivity

The interdisciplinary team, led by the co-founder of the RestartiX platform, Ph. Dr. Alexandru Ilie, is made up of: Radu Predoiu – PhD in psychology, expert in statistics, university lecturer – Chair of Scientific Research Methodology, UNEFS Bucharest; Alexandru Pîndaru – specialist in medical recovery; Prof. PhD. Skilled. Germina Alina Cosma – director of the Department of Theory and Methodology of Motor Activities at the University of Craiova.

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The companies that wish to participate in the realization of this scientific endeavor will receive, free of charge, both a statistical interpretation of the obtained data and specialist consulting to be able to mediate the problems found.

Representatives of the private and state environment in Romania are expected, on November 2, at the free event “X-Ray Productivity – Increase the yield and efficiency of the company”, held in a hybrid way both online and physically at the Pullman Hotel in Bucharest.

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The objective of the event is to provide strategies for identifying and combating the “invisible enemy” that affects productivity – the presenteeism syndrome.
Additional information about the event can be found on the official page

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