Working remotely certainly has a number of advantages, both for employees and for companies. For those new to the working from home, here are some pointers to keep in mind to help maintain efficiency and productivity.
Small Elements Make a Big Difference
There are many elements that are worked when designing an office setup. While these elements might seem small they are important in the overall comfort of using a computer for long periods of time. These are important to keep in mind when creating your workspace from home.
Make sure you allocate enough space to keep a proper distance between yourself and your notebook to prevent strain on your eyes and neck. Also, make sure you adjust the height of your chair so that you are comfortable and not placing too much strain on your neck.
Better Keyboard Ergonomics, Better Productivity
Keyboard ergonomics are another element to keep in mind when creating a workspace at home for efficiency. Improper keyboard placement can place undue stress on wrists creating strain and reducing typing speed and output. A slight positive tilt on your keyboard helps reduce discomfort during the long typing stints, something that’s not usually taken into account in laptop design.
Another of the fundamental point for maintaining a good level of productivity in everyday life, especially in teleworking, is the possibility of doing multiple actions at the same time with your devices. Often the conveniences of multiple monitors that we have in the office are taken for granted until we find ourselves working on a file with thousands of data to be processed and only a small display available.
Protect your Eyes
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a strain on the eyes that happens when you use a computer or digital device for prolonged periods of time. Anyone who has spent a few hours on the computer has probably felt some of the effects of prolonged use of the computer or other digital technology. The discomfort it causes can be minimized by following a few simple practices, such as taking breaks, ensuring there are adequate lighting and good head positioning.
Too much exposure to the blue light generated by modern artificial lighting – including that emitted by LCD displays – is thought to affect eye health. Hence, it’s better to go for monitors that offer eye-care technologies that reduce the amount of harmful blue light emitted from the screen, thus protecting your eyes and reducing the chance of tired eyes when viewing in low-light environments.