Millions of employees across the globe have begun working from home over the past few months. This practice was initially implemented as a temporary measure due to the current crisis; however, many businesses have become accustomed to this new arrangement and are planning to continue with it for the foreseeable future. While working from home offers many benefits for employees, many would agree that the practice can be a literal pain in the neck. After all, most homes don’t feature items or equipment suited for working for extended periods. So here are some tips to make your experience working from home more comfortable.
Improve your seatingMost employees have no problem working for multiple hours in a row at the office. However, the same employees may struggle to work comfortably for more than an hour at a time when they are working from home. This is because the chairs typically used in homes aren’t meant for seating people for extended periods of time. By contrast, office chairs are specifically designed to support your body comfortably for long stretches of time. As a result, many employees who are working from home tend to develop shoulder and neck pain from using ordinary chairs as office chairs. If you don’t want to invest in an expensive office chair for your home, you can find ways to make your existing chair a bit more comfortable to sit on. Some of these ways include:
- Placing a pillow up against the backrest or on your seat to provide additional support.
- Using a neck pillow for head and neck support if your chair doesn’t have a headrest.