The COVID-19 crisis has seen a substantial increase in the number of people that are working from their homes, lofts, and apartments.
Many of these people are spending an increased number of hours in front of a computer in a makeshift home office. Unfortunately, the design and arrangement of many home offices can contribute to aches, pains, and even CTDs (cumulative trauma disorders). But it doesn’t have to be this way.
I realize that in this uncertain time, for many people, spending large sums of money on their home office right now is unrealistic. That’s very understandable. This is why I will be writing a series of posts to give the remote worker tips and techniques to redesign or reorganize their home office to maximize their comfort and efficiency.
This first post provides a checklist (see below) that can be downloaded and used to evaluate your current home office set up. Please feel free to share it with your colleagues, family, and friends.
Subsequent posts will address many of the topics covered in the checklist, (i.e., chairs, keyboards, mouse, monitors, etc.) along with things that increase efficiency, health, and joy.
I look forward to sharing ideas with you over the coming weeks. Let’s do what we can to make our home environment as hospitable as possible for working. You owe it to yourself and your family!