7 Tips to Creating a Holistic Workspace
Published: 3rd March 2021
A proper height adjustable desk is the key to working comfortably, productively and safely from home.
How will we work in the future?
This is an exciting question for us all which we at Holistic Desks are working on intensively. The fact is that not only megatrends, but also extraordinary events such as a pandemic are changing the world and influencing us in all areas of life. In the long term, the way we live, act and furnish ourselves will change. The megatrend Work Evolution is being felt much more intensively and quickly.
Goodbye performance society. Artificial intelligence based on innovative machines will relieve us of a lot of work in the future and even do better than we do. But what do we do then? That’s a good question, because it puts us right in the middle of a fundamental change in the world of work. The creative economy is on the advance and with it the potential development of each individual. Instead of a meritocracy, the focus is shifting to an orientation towards the strengths and abilities of the individual. New fields of work require a new, flexible working environment and the work-life balance is becoming more important.
COVID-19 & working from home
Despite these gloomy times around the COVID-19 virus, situations have also arisen that at first seemed impossible for many of us. One of these situations is working from home. Chances are that the workplace at home does not offer the same conveniences as the workplace at the office. The workspace at the office usually consists of health and safety approved desks and ergonomic office chairs. Nevertheless, it is important to have all the materials for a good workplace at home. But what products are needed for a good home workplace? And what should we be thinking about when setting up our home office?
First visualising a scenario
Imagine, your office desk is your dining table and your commute is the length of your hallway. Your snack drawer is your entire pantry. Do you think it’s a dream? No! Since work-from-home is very much a reality these days due to the pandemic. Now some of us find it hard and struggle to do with many reasons such as dividing work time and personal time, noisy neighbours, being indolent and many other distractions at home. However, since most of the homes are not designed to also function as offices, it leads to distractions and dip in productivity. We at Holistic Desks have been busy recognizing the need for such solutions and accordingly offer innovative work-from home furniture solutions that will enable you to work comfortably and productively.
So, what’s the answer you ask??
Location is key
Home offices come in many different shapes and sizes. It can be in a separate room, a quiet corner or even in your kitchen. The key to selecting the right place for your home office is to think about where and when you do your work.
Allow enough space
Make sure you allow enough space to work comfortably. Ask yourself if you will be able to move easily from side to side, stand up and sit back from your desk.
Colour is important
Colour is a super important detail. The wrong colour can have a negative effect on your desire to spend time in this room and can even hinder productivity. Pay special attention to your personal colour needs.
Let there be light
Good lighting is critical for any home office space. Choose a location with some natural light and a view, if possible. Position your desk to face the windows or in a location where your computer screen will not be affected.
Ergonomic desk is essential
A proper height adjustable desk is the key to working comfortably, productively and safely from home. You need to like working at it because unless you feel comfortable, work might become a drudgery.
Organisation is necessary
Storage is often overlooked when designing a home office and can really affect your productivity. Make sure to include enough shelving, filing cabinets or cupboards for your storage needs.
Set up a mini-shrine — a few cherished knick-knacks, a piece of framed art, a special photo on your desk — that motivates you to create and/or get the work done so you can get out of there.
Why choose a height adjustable sit/stand desk?
Tired of sitting and working? While one normally sits and works, at times, fatigue sets in necessitating a need for a break and change of position. The height adjustable sit and stand desk is just the ergonomic solution for those who like to stand while working.
The height-adjustable desk is becoming more and more popular. In Australia, it is already becoming the standard to use a height-adjustable desk.
Here is the guide to Ergonomic guide to computer-based workstations from the Queensland Government.