Working from home is on the increase and finding a suitable space at home that will fit everything you need is a task in itself. It is essential to prioritise and draw a layout of the current space. Make a list of what you have and new purchases that could be made – such as new shiny furniture for your office. There is a considerable difference between designing your own home office space from designing a commercial office space.
Working from home is an exciting prospect and one that evokes a sense of comfort. But there is also a fine line between comfort and casual. It is important to create a balance between domesticity and function in a home in order to ensure that it is a step towards the right direction of success. Adding wall art or accent colours to the wall, seating for visitors/clients as well as ergonomically designed chair and desk with appropriate lighting can add a change of perspective. Furniture plays a key role in defining your work space at home. Health, safety and welfare are important, specific items that you do choose should be well-designed with ergonomics in mind to promote your health and well-being whilst conducting your daily work tasks.
Over the recent years furniture manufacturers have researched and invested time and money into ergonomics. This has resulted in significant improvements in adjustability and comfort for computer users without the need to spend an extortionate amount of money into buying furniture. A well designed chair should not only be aesthetically pleasing to the eye but should allow the user to adjust controls to suit and fit their body shape whilst looking after the back and the spine. Foot rests are also essential as well wrist pads to take off pressure, allowing rest and relaxation to these parts of the body.
The right desk is also essential and one that most people overlook. For example the surface space is an essential part of your day-to-day work routine, paper trays, pencil cups, notepads, telephone and your computer can take up much of this space. An organised desk attributes a key role in productivity. Additionally if you work more than 2 days from home you should consider investing in a sit/stand to avoid back pain and promote a healthy and active working position at all times. Research has found that moving from a sitting to standing position helps the user feel more energised, aiding better concentration, increased productivity, reduced back problems and can help burn up to three times more calories!
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