A work station is a space in an office or home outfitted with equipment, usually a computer, and designed for one worker. More specific than office or home office, the term refers to the actual place, such as a desk, table, etc, where work is done.
An important aspect of your office work station is ergonomics. Ergonomics is the design of space to maximize productivity by minimizing discomfort. Without proper set-up of your work station you could risk musculoskeletal disorders after a period of time. An ergonomic work station lets you sit and stand in positions that are natural to the human body.
An ergonomic chair, for example, emulates the natural shape of the spine. To reduce strain to the neck, your computer monitor should be placed at a height that allows you to look straight ahead or only slightly down. While more and more people spend an increasing amount of hours at their home or office work stations, it is more important than ever to be aware of how these spaces affect our bodies.
Modular desks and tables make setting up a work station easier. With these pieces, you can make additions to your workspace as your needs grow. Many modular desks, for example, are made so that a shelving unit, or hutch, can be attached. Likewise, modular filing systems can be used and then added to as needed.
Keep in mind, though, that not all lines of modular furniture will be compatible. Therefore, before choosing a modular desk or table for your computer work station, be sure that the manufacturer offer everything you will need not only right now, but what you may need down the road.
There are computer work stations made especially for children, too. As computers become essential tools for even the youngest of school children, the smaller scale of children’s computer work stations may be just what your little one needs.