The perfect workplace

1.) Lighting conditions


To create an optimal working environment at home, you should set up your home office in a room with daylight, if possible. 

You should also ensure that there is strong additional lighting, because there is not always enough daylight to optimally illuminate the workplace. 

Poor lighting conditions strain the eyes and can therefore lead to difficulty concentrating and headaches. 

You create the ideal lighting conditions by dividing the lighting into two areas. So you should use a room lamp that illuminates the entire room, as well as a table lamp that is used to illuminate the direct workplace. When choosing, pay attention to bright but glare-free light.


2.) Indoor climate

In addition to lighting, the indoor climate also plays an important role if you want to create a suitable and pleasant working environment. 

A room temperature between 21 and 22 ° C is recommended in order to be able to work in a concentrated and focused manner. 

In addition to temperature, humidity is also an important point: If the air is too dry, the mucous membranes dry out and the body is more susceptible to viruses and bacteria. A humidity between 40 and 60 percent is therefore recommended. Incidentally, houseplants can help regulate the humidity over the long term if you don't want to use a humidifier and they also look nice!

In addition, it is strongly recommended to ventilate regularly in order to replace the stale air in the office.


3.) Ergonomics

So that working in the home office does not affect your health, ergonomics must by no means be neglected, despite the home office you still sit at your desk for several hours.

Experts therefore recommend dynamic sitting. "Dynamic sitting" prevents muscle tension, back pain or damage to the intervertebral discs and means changing your sitting position regularly and relieving the strain on your back and the general muscles.

An ergonomic office chair in the home office should therefore encourage dynamic sitting and support the back. 

The decisive factors for this are:


The backrest: So that you can adapt the desk chair to your individual needs, the backrest should be tilt and height adjustable. It is ideal if the upper end of the backrest reaches up to your shoulders to fully support your back. The backrest should also offer support in the lumbar region.


The armrests: For an optimal sitting position, the forearms should form an approximately 90 degree angle to the upper arms. For this to be possible, the armrests should be adjustable in height and width so that you can adjust them to your height.


The seat: Here it is not just a question of convenience, but also of texture.

The edge of the seat should be rounded so as not to hinder blood circulation in the legs. It also makes sense if the seat depth can be adjusted. 

So all can be optimally adapted to the individual thigh length. 

A hand's width between the hollow of the knee and the edge of the seat is ideal.


4.) okay


Very few people feel really comfortable in chaos and can work productively.

In order to get an overview of your documents and documents at all times and not to sink into the clutter, it is important that you have enough practical storage space available. 

The best solution here is filing cabinets, shelves or roll containers, with which the things you need are always at hand. 

If the space available in the home office is limited, then use the walls of the room, for example by installing wall shelves or wall cupboards. In this way, you can create sufficient storage space even in small rooms and keep your home office tidy. 

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