Office chair manufacturers have spent the last thirty years developing task chairs of greater complexity and increased ranges of adjustability in an attempt to provide a better fit for a larger percentage of users.
The need for more adjustability is an accepted wisdom that has shaped the market and influences the specifications. It is broadly acknowledged that giving people more sophisticated chairs with a greater number of manual adjustments is improving the ergonomic quality of the workplace and supporting the well-being of employees. The result is that corporate clients believe they are doing right by their people; and in theory, they are.
But what if the practice was not supporting the theory?