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Working from home doesn’t mean you have to give up office style and function. Lincoln Office can help you set up a home office space that’s ergonomic, looks great and fits your space! So whether this is your normal gig or a new way of working, we’ve got you covered. Our work from home solutions bring comfort, inspire creativity and boost wellbeing.

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Things to Consider

 

Here are a few things to carefully consider when working from home:

Workspace Considerations:

  • Choose a workspace that’s best suited for the type of work you’re doing.
  • Ensure that factors such as background noise, lighting, visual distractions, privacy, personal or data security and climate control won’t affect your ability to work in the selected space.

Worksurface Considerations for Seated Work:

  • The worksurface should be large enough for necessary tools and equipment (computer, mouse, keyboard, phone, note pad, etc.).
  • Clear enough space for your knees so you can slide your chair close to your work.
  • Avoid thick drawers (more than 2″ or 50mm deep) between your knees and the keyboard area.
  • Place a height adjustable keyboard/mouse surface near elbow height – 25-28″ (60-79cm) high. Or use an office chair that can be adjusted.

Chair Considerations:

  • Your office chair should be comfortable and fit your body size (leg length and hip width).
  • It should also have the following features:
    • Adjustable up/down height control
    • Adequate low- and mid-back support
    • Adjustable recline tension for the backrest
    • Adjustable armrests that fit under the desk

Ergonomics

Here are a few things to carefully consider when working from home:

  1. Neck is straight and head is evenly balanced
  2. Relax shoulders so arms hang naturally and close to your body
  3. Back has full contact with the backrest (sit all the way back in your chair)
  4. Rest elbows and forearms comfortably on the arms of the chair, without bearing weight
  5. Use a pillow or roll a towel to provide lumbar support
  6. Adjust the height of your chair as best possible to accommodate your worksurface height
  7. Top of monitor is at eye level or slightly lower and directly in front, so head is not turned
  8. Monitor should be at least an arm’s length away
  9. Forearms should be at a 90-110 degree angle to the floor
  10. Wrists should be straight when typing, not bent up or down
  11. Thighs are parallel to the floor
  12. Feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest

Other Helpful tips

Monitor Placement
If you don’t have an external monitor, use a box or stack of books to elevate your laptop to eye level so you’re not constantly looking down at your screen.

External Keyboard + Mouse
Pair an external keyboard and mouse with your laptop to help you maintain a healthy posture. You can order them on Amazon and have them shipped directly to your house.

Find a Comfortable Chair
Check out Steelcase Store or connect with the Lincoln Office Team to see if they have any chairs that you can purchase or borrow.

Change Postures
Not everyone has a standing-height desk at home. Use your kitchen counter for brief meetings, or use an ironing board if you want something portable.

Give Your Eyes a Break
Your eyes can become tired while working and focusing on small screens. Give them a break by staring at something out of the window or at a far distance.

Set Boundaries
Communicate clearly with those in your household about meeting schedules, time restrictions, signals, etc. Things will happen, such as a dog barking or spouse walking by during a video call, so be understanding and patient.

Take Breaks + Move
Get up and move around the house. Go outside for a few minutes or throw in a load of laundry. While on a call, walk around the block or your living area to change your posture and avoid getting stiff.

Stay Connected with Others
Use this time to turn on video conferencing and work virtually with a co-worker. It’ll keep you connected in this time of what feel like isolation.

Drink Water
Stay hydrated.

Keep a Journal
Jot down your feelings and thoughts about this uncertain time. It’s a great way to release stress and concerns.