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Setting Up the Ideal Workstation


You can transform your workspace into the ideal workstation with a few easy tweaks. Ergonomic chairs and workstations can replace standard workplace equipment. Even if you work from home and do not have access to ergonomic equipment, there are simple modifications you can make to reduce the dangers of sitting at a computer for lengthy periods of time.

Creating an ergonomic workspace that fits your or your employees’ needs might be tough. That is why we have developed a collection of essential ergonomic suggestions to aid you in enhancing workplace efficiency. These modifications will help you to maintain a peaceful and comfortable working position, decreasing stress on muscles and joints.

Ultimately, setting up your ideal workstation involves three crucial components: your desk, your chair and your storage requirements.

Your Desk

A well-organized work desk substantially aids an ergonomic workspace. You do not need to carefully arrange things. Simply configure your work equipment to prevent discomfort or damage when using it for an extended period of time. It goes without saying that if you work at a desk, your workstation is the centre point of your workspace. There are various desk styles to choose from, each with its own shape, cut-out sections, and height. From an ergonomic aspect, the height of your desk is the most important element. A too-high workstation might cause forearm strain when typing, while a too-low desk may cause you to hunch down and strain your back.

Your Chair

Picking the right chair for your workstation is essential. Ergonomic chairs support your back with just the right amount of curve to keep you comfortable all day. For ultimate comfort, an ergonomic chair will also support your hips, thighs, feet, and hands. Spending 8 to 15 hours every day on a less-than-ideal chair fosters future problems such as back and neck pain.


Your feet should lie flat on the floor, and your thighs should be roughly parallel. Your knees should be the same or slightly lower in height as your hips. Seat height varies from person to person, so make necessary adjustments.

Ergonomic Support

A reclining and tilting office chair with tension control is vital for relieving stress in your spine. Studies show that reclining your seat decreases back strain and is especially beneficial for people who suffer from back pain. Look for chairs with synchronised tilt and the ability to recline back. The curvature of your chair should support the natural S-curve of your back. The backrest should be naturally contoured to support your lower back. Consider using a lumbar support pillow if your chair does not give appropriate lumbar support.


It is important to consider how much and what kind of storage you need. Desks with hutches and drawers are meant to keep any work that isn’t immediately needed. If you like to work with as little clutter as possible, a surface-only desk will keep your distractions away from your workstation. This also guarantees that if you need to relocate your desk, it will be lighter and take up less room. The great thing is that if your needs change, many desks can have storage added to them, and most hutches are removable if required, so there’s nothing that can’t be repaired.

It’s comforting to know that you have choices if you’ve been enduring pain and discomfort as a result of your employment. We all have restrictions, but within those boundaries, there are a plethora of easy and low-cost solutions for making your work life less unpleasant and more productive. Begin with one beneficial modification today and progressively work your way up to establishing your ideal ergonomic work environment!

It is vital to invest in high-quality ergonomic workplace furniture to create your ideal workstation. A healthy and happy work life is critical, and a pleasant working environment has a direct impact on this. Neglect in this area for an extended period of time diminishes worker productivity and efficiency while raising the risk of serious musculoskeletal illnesses.

Gregory Commercial Furniture is a proudly Australian owned ergonomic seating and commercial furniture specialist. Gregory’s research driven seating designs aim to reduce the damage associated with sedentary behaviour. Gregory has worked to be the leader in innovative ergonomic design. We’ve achieved this through our in-house development and high-quality manufacturing processes.  At Gregory we use our expertise to produce the best ergonomic seating, workstations, tables and health care equipment.