Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Ergonomics important when working from home?

It’s so important to get your desk setup correctly for your health, wellness, and your work. Muscular and skeletal issues can arise if you don’t pay attention to your posture and position when working, especially if you find yourself at your computer for hours on end. These issues build over time and you probably won’t know they are issues until it’s too late. This is why it’s so important to set up your space in accordance with ergonomic principles from the beginning. When working from home, this task falls squarely on your shoulders. An ergonomic setup will help you work better, without pain. It will also allow you to focus more on the things that matter most.

How do I set up my workspace using ergonomic principles?

Below is an easy to understand drawing of what you need to pay attention to in terms of an ergonomic workspace set up when at home.

When working from home, what is the best place to work from?

It’s highly important to work from a surface that resembles a desk. Your shoulders should be relaxed, your forearms should be parallel to the desk surface and your eyes should not have to look up or down when staring at your monitor. We know that finding a space like this may be hard at home so browse our answers for what to do if you don't have a space like this at home.

Do I need a second monitor?

A second monitor can increase your productivity up to 30%. Whether you have a dedicated workspace at home or a makeshift office set up, you should be using a 2nd monitor when you are working. It gives you so much more room to work. Think of working only on a laptop screen like trying to exercise in a cramped closet - it’s hard and inefficient. A second monitor saves you time toggling between screens and gives you a better view of everything you need to see at once. Give yourself more space to spread out by using a second monitor. There are many monitor sizes you can choose from and there are even portable monitors that are easy to set up and put down at the end of your workday if you need the flexibility. We love this ASUS portable monitor if you are short on space or need to transport it when you work.


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