Setting up Your Personal Office

Whether it is a small office or even an office at home, when it comes to setting your workspace up it is of utmost importance to get it right first time. One of the buzzwords here is ergonomics. The relationship of the environment to you can have either a positive or negative impact on your ability to work. Here with have a few tips on how you can get the best out of your office setup for the maximum comfort and, of course, productivity.

Positioning

There is nothing worse than trying to work with the sun blazing in your face or wiping out what you can see on your screen. Closing the blinds or curtains and sitting in a dark room is one solution but to avoid this, consider where your desk is going to be in relation to the window and how the sunlight is going to affect you. Angling your desk to the side of the window can be the best solution.

Seating

If you’re going to be sat down for long periods of time it makes sense to opt for a decent chair, preferably with lumbar support and adjustable height. There are many gas lift office chairs on the market today and shelling out that bit extra will buy you more comfort which is turn should yield more productivity.

Space

No not the final frontier, the one on your desk. Avoid cluttering, such items as printers, scanners, or consumables such as reams of paper are far more suited on their own table or cabinet. This means your desk is clear if you need to revert from the paperless office to scribbling down designs, plans or notes with pen and paper. They say a tidy desk is a tidy mind, well there may be some truth in that but we think a tidy desk is just easier for work.

Finally after you have carefully planned your work area and something just doesn’t work, annoys you or makes work more difficult, don’t be afraid to change it If you are going to spend large amounts of time there, you want to be in a happy place.

On December 15, 2014, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by
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