How To: Set Up Your Office Desk According To An Ergonomics Expert

June 19, 2019


Feng shui: you're doing it all wrong.

This is a video from The Wall Street Journal of ergonomics expert Jon Cinkay from the Hospital for Special Surgery discussing how to set up your office desk and work accessories so they adapt to you, and not the other way around. Of course if you believe an 'ergonomics expert' is a real thing and knows more about setting up an office desk than I do, I've also got some oceanfront property to sell you. "You have a hunchback, GW." I can't feel my hands.

Keep going for the video. SPOILER: Your feet not touching the floor like a kid in a highchair isn't good for you.

Thanks to Allyson S, who agrees the real key to setting up your office desk properly is placing it somewhere where you won't have to see any of your coworkers.

  • Really! It's a nice post. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • This video is sponsored by a paper company. By the way, helpful and informative!

  • MustacheHam

    ah, nothing like having your boss ask you why your printed report smells like feet.

  • GeneralDisorder

    What kind of asshole is gonna just steal entire reams of paper just for adjusting their desk? I guess if you're in an office where lots of paper gets used it's less noticeable but I've had the same Java book under my right monitor for... I don't know. A long time.

  • Closet Nerd

    "Don't reach for your tool".... but I LOVE reaching for my tool!!!!!
    And what is the point on being on your computer if you're not reaching for your tool?! Well, i guess the only other logical reason would be read Geekologie

  • Bling Nye

    The plebs don't need ergonomic comfort, they'll get lazy and complacent!

  • Soen

    I bought one of those Herman Miller chairs a couple of months ago. £950 but worth every penny.... penny.... penny....

  • FearlessFarris

    This inspired me to buy a laptop stand and wireless keyboard.

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