Our WFH – work from home – series looks at how to best work from home.
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to making sure you have a comfortable and safe home office. A desk is a fundamental part of any office. And it can make a big difference too when it comes to posture and pain. Having a solid desk setup is key to your WFH situation.
What I always do when I’m setting up my desk at home, is to make sure it feels level with my body. I look at where the keyboard rests and take notice of if my arms reach it at a right angle. I study where I put the computer screen in relation to my eyes. And I consider where I set my mouse.
I’ve spoken to my doctor about all of these things so I know what works for me. Some companies have ergonomic specialists, so you may want to inquire about that too.
Posture is also important. I try to pay attention to if I’m slouching or not sitting up straight. There are apps you can download too to help you remember to stand up and stretch throughout the day. Or you can set an alarm on your phone!
One more thing to consider is how you’ll be using the desk. Will you need a large surface area or cabinets to store items?
Here is a look at some different types of desks:
Chairs, lighting and a number of other factors also come into play. So be sure to check out our other WFH series posts!
DISCLAIMER: The information presented is not intended as advice and is for informational purposes only.