Friday, April 25, 2014

What's Missing From Your Office?

If you've been working in the same space for a while, you probably have a pretty good routine going. But how can you know if you're missing something that could make your workday faster, more comfortable, and more productive? Well, today we'll take a look at some of the most popular devices for improving work experience and highlight their benefits. Check them out!

An Adjustable Monitor Arm

Elite Monitor Arm by ESI

By allowing users to adjust the position of their computer screen, the monitor arm will reduce eye strain for avid gamers and computer users. They're perfect for anyone that's prone to neck and upper back problems caused by an ill-placed computer screen. Use the monitor arm to move the screen directly in front of you, so you don't alter your neck and back muscles to see from an unnatural position. Make sure the screen is at least one arm's length away from your face, and say goodbye to eye strain. Because the arms keep computers off the tabletop, you also get a ton of desk space back!

The Proper Office Chair

Comfortable Office Chair

Having a proper office chair for your needs is imperative in all office environments. You want a chair that's comfortable enough to sit in all day, but that also meets your individual standards for quality and stylish design. Choosing modern mesh task chairs for sale is an excellent way to get a comfortable seating solution with a breathable upholstery that prevents the buildup of germs and heat on the user, so they're great for warmer offices. On the other hand, a nice leather office chair or an ergonomic one is usually more popular with executives.


Unorganized Office

Everyone has their quirks, but if you're office is missing organization, you've got a problem in the making. Even if you think you have a pretty good idea of where everything is, its only a matter of time before that important purchase order gets mixed in with that igloo of other papers shielding your desk. Sooner or later, you may even lose your car keys and have to stay at work… forever! Instead of wallowing in the mess, give yourself the ability to keep things clean by adding small convenient storage cabinets and a trash bin, so you can decide at the moment if your paper is a keeper or a throw away. You'll work faster, and the office will look great while you do it!

Desk Plants

Desk Plants

Desk plants are super great for those with breathing problems, the elderly, or anyone stuck in a city office with no windows. Few realize that as you sit at your desk indoors, after a while you may actually end up re-breathing your own carbon-dioxide, causing tiredness and cognitive impairment. Fortunately, certain low-maintenance plants like lemon balm, spider plants, golden pothos, and peace lilies all work by acting as affordable air purifiers to improve health in the workspace. They remove harmful VOCs, replenish the air with oxygen, make space smell better, improve brain function, and they look good doing it. A must-have for any indoor office.

Effective Lighting

Effective Lighting

Believe it or not, lighting is a big problem for many people in office environments, and they may not even know it. The human eye is only made to take so much light input, and overloading with bright computer light, desk light, and ambient light can cause terrible eye strain. Instead, choose smart office lighting options that allow you to adjust intensity by manipulating the arm of the lamp or dimming it. Another option is to dim your computer screen by setting it to an "eco" setting. It saves energy, you'll be more comfortable, and lamps like the Solstice by ESI can even charge your handhelds!

Ergonomic Keyboard Tray

Ergonomic Keyboard Tray

If you experience wrist pain, an ergonomic keyboard tray can help! Office-related hand and wrist pain is usually caused by an improperly placed keyboard that may force users to reach on top of their desk to type, putting their hands in an unnatural position. Many keyboard tray models mount under desks to save users the trouble. Under the desk, keyboard trays are almost always at arm level. The tilt feature can help ensure proper blood flow to the forearms, hands, and wrists, reducing pain.

Foot Rest

Obusforme Footrest

The last thing that's likely missing from your office is probably the last thing you'd think of - an airplane. Just kidding! The last reasonable thing you're likely missing is a foot rest. It may sound silly at first, but if you ever wonder why you experience terrible foot pain at the end of the day even if you hardly ever get up to wander around the office, it's probably from your feet not touching the ground when you sit. When feet dangle in the air, the dead weight puts a lot of stress on the knee joints, cutting off circulation and causing major pain. An adjustable foot rest is a great way to alleviate the stress and leave you more comfortable at the end of the day. (There are even models with massagers built in!)

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