Friday, December 14, 2012

Positive desk habits

Employees who work at desks need to be comfortable throughout the day to remain happy, focused and productive. There are several ways business owners and furniture buyers can make their workstations a positive environment for completing tasks. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is a great resource for information about ergonomics and physical wellness in the office. Here are three of the association's tips to promote positive desk habits among employees.

1. Choose a desk and and chair that are the proper height. According to the ACA, when employees sit at their workstation, everything on their desk should be within easy reach, and their feet should be flat on the ground, with legs and body forming an angle of roughly 100 degrees.

If workers express discomfort caused by their workstation, managers should consider replacing items with used office furniture to keep costs down without sacrificing quality.

2. Type correctly. When using a keyboard, workers should keep their wrists straight, shoulders perpendicular to the floor and forearms parallel to the ground.

3. Keep eyes up. The top of the computer monitor should be at the user's eye level. In addition, when workers read at their desks, the ACA suggests they use a bookstand or something similar to prop the book or paper up to keep eyes in a neutral position.

Want to create a comfortable, collaborative work environment? Visit the Office Furniture Warehouse website to complete your office landscape.

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