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Stylish Workstations: Which Desk is the Perfect Addition to Your Home Office?

Stylish Workstations: Which Desk is the Perfect Addition to Your Home Office? As society continues to adapt to today’s ‘new normal’, working at home is becoming more and more practical for professionals who have the flexibility to go about their business from the safety and comfort of their own living spaces. Whether you’re building a home office from scratch or simply looking to improve the look and feel – or ergonomics – of an existing workspace, [...]

Building your Dream Home Office: Integrating with Home Decor & Other Key Considerations

Building your Dream Home Office: Integrating with Home Decor & Other Key Considerations Are you in the process of creating a new workspace at home or looking to refurbish your existing home office? If so, you may be wondering where to start. With so many choices of office furniture available today, the options are truly endless and at times it may even feel a little overwhelming but fear not – we’ve put together some useful [...]

Home Office: How To Set Up Your Office

How To Set Up A Home Office Choosing the Space If your space is limited, you may need to get creative when creating your home office. By removing the clothes pole and installing electrical connections, you can easily convert a closet of any size into a workspace. You could even install a working desk at the top of some stairs. If you are spending a lot of time in your home office, you might prefer [...]

Returning to Work, Office Readiness

Returning to Work, Office Readiness Covid-19 has significantly changed the face of health and safety in workplaces throughout the world and while the virus may be around for some time to come, the fact remains that the economy cannot be paused indefinitely. As organizations start reopening their doors in-line with the government’s risk adjusted strategy, here are 6 steps for a company to follow as staff start returning to the workplace. 6 Steps for Re-opening [...]

What Tools Do You Need in Order to Work From Home

What Tools Do You Need in Order to Work From Home Basic Tech Tools Computer Do you have a portable work computer? If not, work with your IT department to determine the best workaround. This may mean accessing work desktop computers through a secure connection on your personal computer or temporarily outsourcing office equipment for the extended work-from-home period. Monitor Do you have a large enough screen to do your job? If you have two [...]

How To Balance Your Work And Private Life When Working From Home

How To Balance Your Work And Private Life When Working From Home Get Ready for Work Each Day When you work from home, you don't have to rush around in the morning the same way you do when you go to work in the office. But instead of dedicating the time you normally spend commuting to an extra half hour of snoozing your alarm, get ready for the day the way you normally do. Take [...]

Best Practice Working From Home

Best Practice Working From Home Be Safe Your health and the health of your family is of the utmost importance. When you leave your house for any reason, remember to follow good hygiene practices and wear a face mask. Get Started Early When working in an office, your morning commute can help you wake up and feel ready to work by the time you get to your desk. At home, however, the transition from your [...]

Face Masks and Respirators: What You Need to Know

With the novel coronavirus outbreak globally, many people are understandably concerned about their health and safety. Masks vs Respirators Before we go any further, let's just clarify a technical difference between a “mask” and a “respirator”. In day to day language, we often say mask, when referring to what are technically called respirators. Uses for Masks: Masks are loose fitting, covering the nose and mouth Designed for one way protection, to capture bodily fluid leaving [...]

Space Saving Office Design Ideas

Colour is a present in all aspects of our lives, whether at home, out and about or at the office. It influences most of the decisions we make, whether consciously or subconsciously. From the colour of your phone to the colour of your clothes to the colour of your food – every choice somehow gets affected by the colour of it.

Ergonomics in the workplace

I am often asked whether there is a need for Ergonomics in the workplace. Employers often feel that the services we provide, as Ergonomists, is ahead of our industry needs. To a certain degree, they are correct within the context of South Africa which is considered to be a developing country. However, South Africa is unique in that we have a multi-cultural, poorly educated workforce equipped with First World Technology. This is especially true in [...]

Understanding Ergonomics

Ask any engineer, productivity manager or indeed even the CEO of companies if they will allow their machinery to work beyond the manufactures specifications, especially if their profit is directly linked to that machinery functioning optimally. The answer is linked to the understanding of ergonomics. Any responsible professional will answer that they spend considerable cost of hiring appropriately trained professionals to service or maintain the machinery to ensure that it is operated in full accordance [...]

Elevate Your Cape Town Office’s Interior Design with Functional and Stylish Office Chairs

Take your Cape Town office’s style to the next level with unique and stylish office chairs, that don’t sacrifice functionality and ergonomics. You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Functionality for Style When It Comes to Stylish Office Chairs Your office should reflect your company’s personality and culture. Stylish and uniquely designed office chairs can greatly enhance your office’s interior design. However, you shouldn’t sacrifice functionality and ergonomics. Well-Designed office space can improve productivity. Therefore, your office [...]