Now more than ever, working from home demands comfort, ease and efficiency.
Due to the pandemic, many Canadians are spending more time working remotely (32% of employees aged 15 to 69 at the beginning of 2021 versus 4% in 2016, according to Statistics Canada). Research from the supplement to the February 2021 Labour Force Survey of Canadians found that lack of workspace and “inadequate office equipment” were factors that prevented employees from optimal productivity while working from home. You don’t have to let these become obstacles though with the right setup.
Set aside a closet, a small space under a staircase, a portion of the garage or simply clear the dining room table if you do not have a dedicated home office or workspace. While you’re setting aside workspace for efficiency and productivity, don’t forget about comfort and posture. Equip your workspace with mouse and keyboards that put less stress on joints, keep upright and aligned with a cushion for an office chair, or go analog with a pen-and-paper planner.
That’s where ergonomic design comes in with tools and products that will make the perfect home-work-life balance easier to achieve.
1 Cambridge Limited Planner Agenda
Go old-school with this slim paper agenda with helpful tabs, calendars, and space for contacts and notes.
2 Kensington Pro Fit USB Wired Mid Size Mouse
Plug and go! With a cushy, weightless feel it’s perfect for long remote meetings.
3 Kensington Pro Fit Wireless Desktop Set
Water repellent, high-definition tracking and with ample room for easy typing.
4 Kensington Memory Foam Back Rest
Literally helps change the way you sit aiding you to keep your spine upright.
5 Kensington ErgoSoft Wrist Rest Mouse Pad
Brace your wrists from hard work surface while clicking away.
6 Roots Botanic Organic Olivia Hoody and Sweatpants in Rubia
At home work uniform, classic comfort, made with cotton and dyed with plants.
This original healthy living article first appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.