Thursday, April 12, 2007

Create the right office, home office

How to create an attractive and ergonomic home office ...

"Go for the right corner
Establish your home office in a part of the house that has lots of light and air. Have a dedicated work area. The important thing is to have a permanent workspace that is dedicated to your work. Ideally, a separate room will prevent any potential for disruption. Try to minimise the number of distractions that are in your immediate workspace. It is desirable to maintain the sanctity of a fixed working area the way you would have in office.

Light up
An important consideration is how to light up properly. Insufficient or overwhelming lighting can result in eyestrain and fatigue. Instead of using one type of light, layer the lighting. Use indirect lighting fixtures to create an ambient layer. Install task lighting wherever needed, using bright task lights without glare.

Fine-tune the furnishings
Consider what kind of furniture you'll need for your business, including file cabinets, printer stands and any other items needed to organize records, tools and supplies. Don't compromise on order; a littered table leads to more mess. Modular office systems are designed and sold for home office use, and include desktop, file drawers, shelves, and space for a computer and printer.

Ergonomics go a long way
Be particular about the height of your table. Place equipment at a height where it will put the minimal strain on your neck, shoulder, arms and back. Invest in an ergonomically designed chair. These aren't as trivial as you think; well-chosen items will go a long way in providing comfort and preventing ill-health."    (Continued via Indiatimes)    [Ergonomics Resources]

Ergonomic and Attractive Office - Ergonomics

Ergonomic and Attractive Office

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