IT Support 101: Computer ergonomics in the office

Computer ergonomics in the office plays an important role in productivity.

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Computer ergonomics in the office

Humans are not machines, that is a given. And as for living things, we do pose some form of physical and mental limitation. An aspect of IT is ergonomics and how important a role it plays a part in an office or workspace from furniture, seating, eye position, body position location and cooling. Every little tweak counts heavily towards productivity and comfort for your staff. Great ergonomics equals excellent productivity. So let us break down how ergonomics and IT work with and for each other.

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Positioning | Computer ergonomics in the office

Positioning

Computer ergonomics in the office


Each staff is unique and works most effectively when they are most comfortable. Computers and monitors have always been designed around a person and not the other way around, from standing desks where you can mount monitors and have a keyboard installed on the desk to seated desk with monitors tweaked to the height and keyboard tweaked to the reach.


Positioning is about comfort but not about making things comfortable, which results in a very sleepy workforce. Some find they work better standing up and for staff like that it is always best to have on hand a workstation designed by your IT team that caters to the needs of such staff. The same would also apply to a staff that is comfortable using a desktop and those that use laptops.

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Computer ergonomics in the office

Laptops

Computer ergonomics in the office