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Surviving your office

23 May 2014, 13:57
What do you do to make your office space survivable? I recently moved to a new office environment and have been cataloguing a bunch of useful techniques.
So what made this office space so difficult for me? My desk is now in the centre of the large office building, meaning that there's no windows close to me, and only the hint of natural light in the distance. I'd also been issued a laptop to work on and an office chair with a gas-lift that used to collapse sporadically. Best of all, the canteen was indoors as well with no windows, and my desk was in an empty part of the office without much scope for social interaction.
Ok, so it's not ideal, but over the past few months I've been making small changes which have made a huge difference ... simply by asking and doing what I can.
These include: a comfy new office chair; a second screen for my laptop (I now just close the laptop screen) that I've raised a bit for a better viewing angle; an ergonomic 'comfort curve keyboard' and wireless mouse (I bought this). I've also brought some knick-knacks from my home to personalise my desk.
I've done what I can about the intangible things ... I requested (and got) a transfer for my desk into a nearby department, where I can now talk to colleagues during work. I take my lunch outside and sit on the office steps to get some natural sunlight every day. I follow the 20/20/20 rule (every twenty minutes look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds) for my eyes. I've switched to tea instead of coffee, and make myself a cup every three hours (walking, score!).
What have you done that's made a big difference to your office life? I know there are a million guides out there, but very few of them involve people speaking from their personal experience. I'm interested to hear what works for you!
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