The office workplace can offer a multitude of problems for employees. For one, unruly coworkers may make the work environment more difficult than it truly has to be. Secondly, the job itself may be mundane and unfulfilling. Lastly, there’s the question of comfort.
The prolonged sitting in chairs/at a desk isn’t something recommended by any doctors. Aside from being bad for one’s health, elongated periods of time in which one’s sitting at a desk could lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and back pain. The actual workstation can truly impact one’s ability to work — whether it be positively or negatively.
In order to combat these ergonomic issues, many companies have created workstations designed to maximize the everyday process. Advancements have aimed to perfect stations with aesthetically sleeker, smaller, more fashionable, and more efficient feels. Five main hubs for effective workstations include Altwork, Amazon, Office Depot, OfficeFurniture2go.com, and schooloutfitters.com.
Above all, the space-saving component is a boon for both business owners and employees alike. No employee wants to operate with a cumbersome — sometimes even bulky workstation. Additionally, employers could (in theory) pack in more employees and work materials with smaller overall workstations. The spacing on the floor could be dispersed more evenly, or it could be condensed further to maximize available space.
Amazon has a vast collection of workstation options within their online stores. Popular choices such as the Dell Precision Tower 5810, the Acer Veriton X2640G SFF, the Apple Mac Pro, or the Lenovo ThinkStation P310 all can be found. These in particular work well when attempting to process complex applications rooted in computations, ornate graphics, analysis, and other forms of analytic data.
Office Depot offers an online store — as well as locations spread out all over the country. Expertly-designed desks offer much in the way of variety and price. Office members can opt for corner L-shaped desks, straight desks, or even standing desks. Prices range anywhere from $50-$500.
OfficeFurniture2go also specializes in workstation furniture. Aside from standard desks, the company offers a very comprehensive catalog of bookcases, chairs, tables, desks, and cabinets. There are many affordable choices here to specifically cater to the potential buyer’s needs. School Outfitters operates in a similar manner — though many of their choices are geared towards academia and schooling. Customer service is of great importance to School Outfitters. Their website offers a live chat option with a service specialist.
Lastly, Altwork stands out as the most lavish and expensive version of the workstation world. A state-of-the-art signature workstation costs up to $8,500. It’s akin to sitting in a comfortable, multi-positional dentist chair with options to utilize multiple monitors. This surely will ease the pressure on one’s back and joints when compared to hunching over the average desk. Side tables, dual monitor mount systems, and upper laptop mounts are also included for additional fees.
Businesses and employees alike are always attempting to enter the workplace with the utmost in professionalism. One’s personal space can truly hinder or improve levels of positivity. As such, acquiring an effective workstation may work wonders when hoping to attain ultimate productivity.
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