Productivity and Ergonomics: The Best Way to Organize Your Desk
With a few adjustments you can improve your working environment and keep your desk from killing you.
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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 to type 150 percent more.
If you can't control the temperature in your office, there's always the "wear a sweater" option or getting a small fan if your workspace is too warm.
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, your favorite video game soundtrack playlist on YouTube, or coffeehouse-like background music. The latter taps into research that suggests ambient noise can increase creativity.
Here's what to look for in an ergonomic office chair:
The keyboard should:
Make sure the mouse is a comfortable size for your hands. If it's too big or too small, you might end up bending your wrist in awkward positions.
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