At the onset of Covid-19, many employees were forced to work remotely to protect themselves and others from the virus. However, what most people figured would be a temporary solution has become a more permanent option for some. For those not returning to the office post-pandemic, it might be time to upgrade the makeshift workstation in the kitchen to a new home office. Interior Motions is here to provide you with the essentials for building a productive home office.
Sitting for 8+ hours a day puts enormous stress on your neck and back. Having the right chair that contours to the curves of your spine helps mitigate some of the physical side effects of sitting. That is why you should consider investing in an ergonomic chair. “Ergonomic” describes a product designed with psychological and physiological principles in mind so that workers can maximize productivity. An ergonomic chair ensures that your physical needs are supported, not worsened.
A monitor stand is important because it allows you to align your computer screen to your line of vision, rather than straining your neck to bring your eyes lower or higher. You can purchase a monitor stand that sits atop of your desk or that mounts your computer to the wall.
Even with the highest quality office chair, it is important for workers to punctuate the workday with intervals of standing. Standing at work can help alleviate heart disease, lessen back pain, and regulate blood sugar levels. A sit-to-stand desk adjusts its height, so you can continue working whether you are sitting or standing.
People underestimate the amount of force required to grip a computer mouse, which causes tension to build up in fingers and wrists. Having an ergonomic mouse is another way to make your home office as comfortable as possible.
Nobody likes being stuck in one place. A chair pad for your office enables you to swivel about your workstation, unrestrained by carpet or office flooring. Thus, you can reach where you need to go quickly and efficiently.
These essentials for building a productive home office can help make the workday go by in a blink if an eye–– or at least more quickly than normal.
However, if you are not planning to return to the office, you might want to check out these tips for a safe transition back to the office.