Preparing An Office For Comfort And Productivity

Many people are unable to appreciate good furniture until they have to work in the same chair at the same desk for long periods of time. To get the most out of work and to promote general good health, you'll need to pick out office essentially that fit your personal working habits. Keep a few furniture selections tips in mind before choosing the first good looking executive office furniture in a catalog.

Eye Level Screens Are Critical For Comfort

Computer screens have dominated the office for a few decades now. Unfortunately, not enough computer users are familiar with the right area to place a screen for convenient viewing.

If the computer is too high, low or at an awkward angle, your neck has to turn and twist in a manageable, but stressful position in order to watch the screen comfortably. When combined with a chair that is too short or too tall, a pinched nerve can quickly become a painful part of your everyday life.

Before selecting your office furniture, test out a few chairs and table setups of similar height. If you absolutely must have a specific chair or table, test one or the other first. You may be stuck with a chair that's too high or low for the table in use. 

If you must have an entire chair and desk set that isn't meant for computer use, prepare to use something for a boost. A decorative box or a computer-related storage drawer may be necessary to lift a monitor that causes you to look down, while a monitor that is too high may mean boosting your chair or lowering the desk--an issue that may involve sawing or ordering different furniture.

Chair Angle Can Ruin Your Back And Arms

When working in a computer chair, the shape and comfort level of your chair can change your posture. As the hours go by, you may move your body into more comfortable, sleep-like positions that can affect productivity in multiple ways.

The first and most obvious problem would be getting comfortable enough to become tired or fall asleep. Another problem--depending on the chair design--would be moving too deeply into the shape of a chair that doesn't promote healthy posture.

Chairs that lack a lumbar support piece can allow your lower back to bulge in ways that can lead to long-term hip and back pain. Your arms can suffer as well as your elbows turn, bend or overextend to reach a keyboard that changes position--although in many cases, it's actually you changing position.

For more information about office furniture, contact Senetics or a similar company.