Lighter side: Punching your way to success

by HRM28 Nov 2014
A new solution to workplace stress has arrived – in the form of a keyboard.

The keyboard – designed by a German firm and made of punch bags – is operated by hitting or kicking the keys.

Bless, the company behind the keyboard, said that their intention was to make typing a “full-body experience,” which is a reflection of their belief that it is “terribly outdated to have a day split into a working time and a leisure time.”

The system is also designed to give workers some exercise on the job, much like an angrier treadmill desk.

“A living and punching statement against a work routine seated in front of a screen that, through its immobility, causes aches and pains that require an investment of time in exercise to remedy it,” said a spokesperson for Bless. “A computer with a distributed keyboard made of punching bags, the Workoutcomputer ensures that typing becomes a full-body experience.”

While the keyboard could act as a stress release, perhaps it could be said that an HR practitioner who needs to install the punch bags might have gone wrong somewhere…


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