There’s been a lot of attention recently as to the dangers of sitting in front of a monitor for extended periods of time. As more and more people work jobs that require them use a computer, the issue will only continue to grow.
So what do you do if you have to be in front of a computer all day? Do you just go on as usual, slowly letting the brightness of the screen fry your brain? Of course not!
YouTheEntrepeneur has put together a fantastic list of 14 simple ways you can improve your workspace. Not only are these easy changes better for your health, but they will actually make you more productive.
“2.) Organize Workspaces Like a Fighter Plane Cockpit
Cockpit layouts in aircraft are designed to help pilots with situational awareness, without overwhelming them with too much unneeded info. Ergonomics and human factors are taken very seriously in cockpit design – they could mean the difference between life and death.
While you probably won’t experience a life or death situation while at your desk, you could take a few cues from how cockpits are designed to optimize your workspace.
One thing you will never see in aircraft are info displays that totally block whatever is in front of you. Equipping your workstation with multiple monitors can give you some of the benefits of a well-engineered fighter plane cockpit.
Dedicate a secondary or tertiary monitor to important, but sporadically needed applications (such as test screens, chat windows, and e-mail clients) so that they are kept in view, without them blocking whatever else you’re working on. This has been proven to increase productivity in some offices anywhere from 10 to 40 percent.”
Check out the other 13 tips at YouTheEntrepeneur.