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Open Office – Airbnb 重新定義 開放式辦公室 辦公室椅

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辦公室椅 和開放式辦公室 – 大部份傳統的辦公室或能帶來高效率表現,但亦生硬得沒有人性溫度,更別說令人有歸屬感。在工時愈來愈長的這年代,不少公司亦開始注重同事們的工作環境設計,可能是加入活潑的顏色、拿掉分開每一個人的間格、或是無限量提供零食雪糕,而Airbnb在美國俄勒岡州 波特蘭Portland 的聯絡中心便示範了如何打造一個充滿歸屬感、又能容納不同工作模式的辦公室,更獲得了2015 Cannes Silver Lion Award (Branded Environments)。

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常誤以為設置 開放式辦公室 Open Office 的前提是要一個十分寬敞的選址?

 

對比與其他開放式辦公室主要在大型工作桌的四周加上休閒工作點,Airbnb 利用它的創立思想 — 分享經濟學 (Economy of Sharing) 和 “Belong Anywhere” — 來重新設計這辨公室:

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收集完同事們對工作環境的意見後,Airbnb 將固定工作站的一半面積留起,另一半用作其他工作點,如 梳化、高桌、站立等公共位置,在各地點也提供電源與網絡,以支持員工們不同的工作需要、工作模式,環境設計讓同事們都能輕易移動到各工作點,真正做到包容各員工的需求。

 

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而原先一人一位的固定工作枱,則重新設計成為 “Standing-landing”,是Airbnb的自家新發明。為員工提供了一個落腳點:存放隨行物和外套、存放並為手提電腦充電,同時亦是一張站立工作桌!「落腳」後,可以在此工作,亦能自行選擇其他心儀的工作位置。

 

「讓員工們都擁有一個落腳點,無數個工作點。」
( “Give everyone a single place to land, many places to work.” )

 

比起另外加設休閒空間,如乒乓球枱,這種嶄新的 open office 需要管理層相當程度的信任和員工的自律,暫時只較多出現在年輕的跨國公司。別說是重新裝修辦公室,當只有少部份公司會為員工健康著想提供 電動升降桌 ,當香港仍然有很多上司要求要看到同事們都在位子上、甚至要看到螢光幕的工作情況才安心,不知何時才會於本地流行?

 

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Getting the most out of your Height Adjustable Desks

Getting the most out of your Height Adjustable Desks

Height Adjustable Desks – Now that you have purchased or started using your height adjustable desks, there are still three key areas you should pay attention to after your height adjustable desk is assembled.   They are crucial if you want to get the most ergonomic benefits from using a height adjustable desk/workstation:

  1. Height Adjustable Desks – Proper Keyboard Height

Many people (in Hong Kong) bought a height adjustable standing desk not knowing what had been giving them (shoulder and/or neck pain) was not the desk per se but his/her own posture.  Keyboard height is one of the most common areas user tend to ignore when it comes to reason for shoulder pain or neck pain.  One of the most common mistakes is that shoulders are almost always raised too high so that the longer you are sitting/standing behind your set up, the more pain you suffer.  If you are placing your keyboard on the desk surface, a height adjustable desk becomes very handy because as a general rule of thumb you should always adjust your keyboard height such that your shoulders remain very relax while typing.  Also notice that your elbow angle should be at least 90 degrees.  A keyboard tray can be an asset to your desk setup as it helps your shoulder to remain relaxed when you place your hands under the desk.

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  1. Proper Screen Height

A proper screen height is key to avoid strain on your neck.  Even after you have a height adjustable desk installed, very often the screen height can be slightly lower than ideal.  This is particular true when you use laptops for work.  Due to the smaller screen sizes, laptops will easily drag users forward and cause strain on your neck and shoulder.  A proper screen height is when your eyes is horizontal to your screen height.  A monitor stand can do the trick to a lot of users to raise the monitor to a proper height.  However, in case of dual or multiple monitors setup, monitor arms would be much preferred because it allows you to look at your monitors without raising or lowering your neck.

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  1. Pressure on your feet

We are adamant that sitting all day is worse than mixing standing and sitting at work.  However, that is not to say standing alone will cure all the pains you had before switching to a height adjustable desks.  In order to keep using a standing desk routinely, you should pay attention to the pressure standing will cause to your feet (especially if you plan to spend a good number of hours) behind your new setup.   Start using an anti-fatigue mat if you can because it will take a lot of pressure off your ankles.  Moreover, using a standing desk does not mean you should not be taking breaks or having movement while you work.  Note that how much time you need to stand everyday is up to you.  Start gradually by standing one hour the first week and increase it to 2 hours the next.  Remember also to shift your weight from one leg to another while you are standing.  It can surely help avoid discomfort for staying stationary for too long.
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Standing Desks Hong Kong – Sitting is the new smoking.  You may have heard this or you may not.  You may still be skeptical but if you are ready to make the switch from a fixed height desk to a height adjustable standing desk because your back pain is killing you, here are some things to think about when it comes to your first standing desk purchase.

  1. The Desk Frame. Most people, when talked about standing desks, would first consider which standing desk frames to use.  There are usually 2 types of frames on the market:
    1) Electric one with dual motors (one motor on each leg).
    2) hand cranked standing desks which allow you to adjust the height manually. Obviously, in the modern workspace, speed is pretty crucial for basically everything involved.  We would dismiss the hand cranked version here in this column simply because at the current price, although a hand cranked standing desk is cheaper, to make standing a habit you need a desk that changes very swiftly between standing and sitting.  If the switching process takes so long it just gets too troublesome to make standing a habit.  Moreover, a dual motored standing desk frame is already available at a pretty affordable price.
  2. The Control Box. Every standing desk has a control box which controls the movement of the desk.  A better quality control box obviously can make life a lot easier down the road when you switch to using a standing desk.   Be sure to check the control box underneath a standing desk before you make your purchase.

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    A control box is the “Soul” of a standing desk
  3. The Height Range. Not every standing desk has the same moving height range.  Some can go higher and lower than the others, depending on the manufacturers and model.  The common ones are either 2 or 3 columns when you look at the standing desk legs carefully.  Normally a 2 column/jointed desk frame allows smaller height range than a 3 column/jointed frame.  Note that you should pay attention to not only the highest position the frame can bring you to. But also the lowest point as well.  The reason is that for example, when you plan to add casters to a 2 column desk, the height of the desk will automatically become higher and hence your normal sitting position can be affected as well.  A 3-column desk frame can allow better flexibility in terms of height range.  In Asia/Hong Kong, this is particularly important because many users may find a regular 75cm fixed height desk to be higher than they can normally accept.   That becomes not very ergonomic and yet the movable height nature of a standing desk can easily fix that.

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    A typical 3 column desk frame

     

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    A desk leg with only 2 columns

     

  4. The Tabletop. The table top of a standing desk is probably the part you are going to see the most as you are going to be sitting or standing behind it every day.  Most suppliers offer standard dimensions for table top and users do not get to choose the dimensions, thickness, and materials.  Beware of some of the materials used for the table top as some could be better than the others.  It usually comes in different materials such as melamine, MDF, Laminate or even solid wood.  They each have their pros and cons and also the price range can vary and contribute to the final price of a standing desk.
  5. Desk Accessories. There are other accessories to consider if you want to make your desk perfect and the switch plain sailing.  Cables can be a headache to many users and so cable management is essential to make things look nice and tidy when you set up your desk.  Spine cable management is something to consider as well if you want the cables to be out of sight.  You may also need desk divider or modesty panel if you prefer some privacy in your workspace.  Finally, to make standing a habit, consider getting an anti-fatigue mat as well because if you plan to stand for a while, your ankle and feet should also be well protected and alleviate the stress on your feet from a long time standing.  Remember, standing is good, but the key to a healthier lifestyle stems from movement – a good mix between sitting and standing.

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減壓方法 — 你要學懂的 5個 辦公室 生存技巧

減壓方法 – 壓力 可以是動力,不懂得面對或處理的話,更大機會會變成魔鬼,嚴重影響心理和生理健康,影響工作表現。瑜伽、跑步等運動是當然有效又長期的 減壓方法 ,但有時候你需要的是即時的紓解,能夠於辦公室中即時去除影響表現的 壓力 ,對繁忙、困難的日子很有幫助。太多 壓力 和一直維持的緊張感會降低你的專注力和創作力。因此,在你打電話給客戶前先放鬆數分鐘、或進入會議室說服上司前先讓自己冷靜,會是讓你工作表現提升的技巧。

以下有五個可以在辦公桌做的快速 減壓方法 :

減壓方法

局部肌肉放鬆

壓力 會讓你不自覺的繃緊某些肌肉,久而久之,你可能會習慣了那繃緊而沒有再為意,長期的肌肉緊張會導致肌肉酸軟,特別是常見的頸部和肩膀。而局部肌肉放鬆就可以消除那繃緊。從腳趾開始,慢慢的用力再放鬆肌肉,每一次一組肌肉。練習得多,當下次自己的肌肉在繃緊時你便能更容易的意識到,以及知道應該如果放鬆。

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想像

當你不能身體力行的離開辦公室,一趟腦袋的旅遊能提供放鬆渠道。想像一個最放鬆的環境—可以是沙灘、山頂、外國、或是家中最舒服的梳化,閉起眼並用數分鐘幻想自己身處其中。使用愈多感官愈好,如想像你會看到、聽到、聞到甚至摸到的。極速的想像空間能放鬆身心。

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深呼吸

對於呼吸,我們大多沒有留意、沒有放心神。但,留意自己的呼吸、和完成數個深呼吸能夠產生一個自然的放鬆反應。深呼吸的效用強大到美國壓力研究院 The American Institute of Stress也稱呼它為「最佳的減壓方法」。

深呼吸能提供更多氧氣到腦袋,和轉變成一個平靜的狀態。而且,有意識的深呼吸還能讓你專注於身體,讓你不期然的平靜思緒。

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站立/ 改變姿勢

很多時候,我們感覺在工作上塞住了,原來是同一動作保持得太久,令身體中的血液循環也變慢,自然腦袋也轉得更慢。擁有 電動升降桌 的最好不過,可以調整桌面高度讓自己站立/坐交替;沒有升降桌的話,簡單的起身走一走,休息一分鐘也能令你茅塞頓開。

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利用不同感官

另一方法是利用不同的感官去讓自己整理整理,走出緊張旋渦。有些人聽音樂能回復平靜,有些人則認為看家人的照片有最大的減壓效果。重要的是找出對你有效的方法,試驗一下不同的活動 — 塗上有喜歡的香氣的潤手霜順便按摩一下雙手、吃點喜愛的朱古力、或是擠壓 壓力球 ,很快你便能找到對自己最有效的方案。

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永不過時 — 歡笑是良藥;由心的笑能促進血液循環 (沒留意吧?)、安撫緊張感,亦能紓解一些生理上的壓力症狀,全因笑聲會增加腦部的安多酚 Endorphins 同時產生放鬆感覺。用能夠把自己弄笑的東西把自己包圍著,或是找個很幽默的同事聊聊天。有時候,能夠學懂自嘲也是個不錯的方式,讓你知道不需要廿四小時也是認真嚴謹的狀態。

 

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Herman Miller Aeron 椅 – 沒有更多if和but…

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Herman Miller Aeron 椅

Herman Miller Aeron 椅 – 你也喜歡有頭枕的辦公椅嗎?很多香港人可能不會經常性的用到頭枕,特別是當他們專注埋頭工作、打字時,但擁有頭枕不但讓你在需要短暫休息時得到支撐和放鬆,還讓你在椅背後傾時更為舒適。頭枕提供頭部的支撐之外,同時令你身體能從長時間的工作、繃緊坐姿中獲得一個放鬆、重整的時間。

而喜歡 Herman Miller Aeron 椅 的大家不用再為 Herman Miller 的人體工學椅沒有生產頭枕而卻步,這頭枕令 Herman Miller Aeron 椅 作為人體工學椅更加完整。專為 Herman Miller Aeron 人體工學電腦椅而設的頭枕,特別設有達 5″的前伸功能,即使你沒有把 Herman Miller Aeron 椅 調至後傾,頭枕也能夠承托頭部重量,而且所提供的支撐有效放鬆頸部至肩膀。

這款 Herman Miller Aeron 頭枕在 amazon.com 亦大獲好評:

Herman Miller Aeron 頭枕 Review

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I’ve only had this headrest for a couple of days but I’m already in love!
I have a bad neck from arthritis, bone spurs, and pinched nerves, most of my issues are addressed with medication but I found that sitting in front of a computer all day caused me a lot of pain, pain that I didn’t seem to have as bad when I wasn’t working. I ordered the headrest and am now able to rest my neck throughout the day and my pain has decreased significantly! I installed the headrest in probably 20 minutes (took me a while to figure out). I’m a petite woman,  5’4″ tall and 60 years old, this headrest is a perfect fit. It stays put just fine and it matches my Herman Miller chair perfectly so it looks good too! My only regret is I didn’t know about this sooner.

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Great additional to my chair. Now my head can be rested as I work. Love it and would recommended to anyone.

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A perfect companion to the Aeron chair, thought that was option but once you put it on, you don’t want to take it out!

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Easy to install, comfortable and highly adjustable. Perfect complement to the Aeron chair, makes sitting with a slight recline all day so easy.

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Perfect in every way it really adds to the comfort and quality of the chair this is a must buy.

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My stats: I’m 5’11” at 225 lbs. I have the headrest attached to C chair size. Aesthetically, it does match the chair well. Functionally, it does adjust well to my seating posture. Well worth the purchase, in my humble opinion.

 

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