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When you spend hours at your desk every day, even the smallest features of your workspace – such as the position of your monitor or the height of your chair– can greatly affect your productivity an...

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Productivity and Ergonomics: The Best Way to Organize Your Desk

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  • The best kind of light you can have in your office is natural light. It helps our bodies maintain our internal "clocks" or circadian rhythms which affects our sleep and energ...

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Office Plants
  • Indoor plants prevent fatigue during attention-demanding work.
  • Even just having a window view of live greenery can be restorative and keep us focused.

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Cornell University researchers found that by increasing office temperature from 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (20° to 25° Celsius), workers' typing errors fell by 44 percent, and they were able t...

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Office Sound

It's hard to drown all that out when you're trying to work.

A good pair of noise-canceling headphones could help. Pair it with soothing background music from Jazz and Rain,...

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Workspace Colors
  • Red is energizing and warming, stimulates our pulses, and can be perceived as aggressive
  • Blue can stimulate thought and aid in concentration and communicatio...

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The Ideal Desk Height
Your desk should ideally let you type on a keyboard with your arms and hands roughly parallel to the floor, your feet flat on the floor, and your legs fitting comfortably under the desk when...

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Here's what to look for in an ergonomic office chair:

  • Lumbar support: The curve in the back of the chair should support your lower spine, following the natural curve of your lower...

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Proper Monitor Placement
  • Keep your monitor or laptop screen between 20 and 40 inches in front of you. You do not you want to be forced to lean forward.
  • Make sure the top line of the screen is at or b...

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Remember to take breaks for your eyes.

  • Look at something 20 feet away
  • for 20 seconds
  • every 20 minutes to protect your eyes.

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Keyboard and Mouse

The keyboard should:

  • be close enough to your body so you can hold your elbows comfortably by your sides.
  • be low enough that your arms are roughly parallel to the fl...

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Organize Your Desk
  • Keep only the things you use daily within reach. 
  • Store everything else off of your desk. 
  • Try limiting personal decorations to just 3 items or less.

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