Working from home is hardly a new phenomenon, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it an unplanned requirement for many. In addition to having the right equipment, the physical setup — the ergonomics of the workspace — is critical, especially for avoiding injuries that a lousy design can cause.

Is your office in a designated space?

  • The space is roomy enough to hold a desk, computer, and essentials without feeling cramped.
  • Your desk doesn’t have personal work mixed in, causing clutter, confusion, and inefficiency.
  • If your space doubles as a private room, are there clear lines of separation – meaning you’re not working while still lounging in bed.

Is your workspace optimized for you?

  • The industry standard for desk height is 29 inches from the floor to tabletop, but if you’re on the taller or shorter side, you may need to adjust this.
  • Check your computer’s video specs and use a monitor whose display resolution matches its maximum capacity for best clarity and to avoid eyestrain.
  • Invest in a quality desk chair that offers an adjustable height that can roll and that provides lumbar support—dining and deck chairs aren’t recommended.

Have you considered your peripheral equipment?

  • If your docked laptop sits off to the side while using a monitor, consider a wireless keyboard and mouse.
  • If you’re sharing your space, invest in a headset to ensure a quieter environment for conference calls and less neck strain during phone calls.
  • Plug all your valuable electronics into a surge protector and have either a local or cloud backup.

We’d Love to Help You With Your Financial Plan


This document is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. One should consult a legal or tax professional regarding their own personal situation. Any comments regarding safe and secure investments and guaranteed income streams refer only to fixed insurance products offered by an insurance company. They do not refer in any way to securities or investment advisory products Insurance policy applications are vetted through an underwriting process set forth by the issuing insurance company. Some applications may not be accepted based upon adverse underwriting results. Death benefit payouts are based upon the claims paying ability of the issuing insurance company. The firm providing this document is not affiliated with the Social Security Administration or any other government entity.

Pin It on Pinterest