Ergonomic work-from-home space design guide for WFH beginners

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    MILLIONS of Filipinos engage in the gig economy – from freelancers to several different independent contractors – and work remotely. But with the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping through the country, working from home has become the new normal.

    Regardless of working style, here are some tips on how to adjust and arrange a productive workspace.

    Your home office options highly depend on your living arrangements and the type of work you do. Having a dedicated workspace in a separate room gives you a quiet and private place to do business in.

    For those with small living spaces, try to pick an area with the least amount of distraction or is spacious enough for your needs, with power outlets nearby for your gadgets.

    You spend hours in front of your computer so it’s important to make it comfortable and enjoyable. An ergonomic workspace can relieve day-to-day discomforts such as eyestrain or back pain, can cut the risk of injury, and can encourage proper posture.

    Choose a chair with a backrest and armrests for support, with adjustable seat height, and one that allows you to move around without overstretching yourself. A proper desk can accommodate your gadgets, files, and other essentials. It also lets you work at ease with your computer screen and peripherals positioned correctly.

    Natural light is beneficial in your working area as it brings energy into the room, so best to set up by the window or next to other light sources. Create the right ambiance with essential oils or your choice of ambient work music.

    Lastly, take note of air circulation. Too warm and you’ll suffer from fatigue/headache, feel sleepy, or irritable; too cold and you’ll be susceptible to illness. Best to keep the AC unit around 25°C to attain thermal comfort while staying awake and productive

    Mitsubishi Electric, through International Elevator & Equipment, Inc. (IEE) offers a variety of indoor AC models equipped with energy-saving and silencing technologies, enabling you to work from home with no worries. Each unit comes with a long-lasting and easy-to-clean filter that maintains indoor air quality by capturing contaminants and odors.