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14 tips for an ideal workplace

An ergonomic workplace facilitates the comfort and productivity of their computer users. All it takes is a few changes to create the ideal workplace in line with office ergonomics guidance and best practice.
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Concentration and open plan offices; a challenging combination

You are no exception if you sometimes find it difficult to concentrate on your tasks at work. Many of us now work in shared open plan spaces with terrible acoustics and limited privacy. Deep concentration can be almost impossible in this environment.
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Is flexible working the pair of jeans of the management world?

Like the world of fashion, innovative work methods, HR trends and management interventions are subject to trends; hip and happening for a time, before quickly falling out of style. However, one particular hype appears to have made a lasting impression; flexible working.
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Innovative and sustainable solutions for healthy and productive knowledge professionals

We all know that we're guilty of moving too little. We get up, get in the car, drive to the office, get back in the car and go back in bed. 
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Good intentions – The future is now! Or maybe later?

Adopt a healthier lifestyle, exercise more, save money, contribute to a cleaner environment… Many of us are good at setting goals, but actually achieving them remains a challenge. Where do we go wrong and what can we do about it?
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WORK & MOVE SitStandCOACH increases your movement by 200%

A recent study has shown that using our software, WORK & MOVE SitStandCOACH, increases the use of sit stand desks by over 200%.

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Interventions for vitality in the workplace

Modern technology lends itself to us spending a large part of the day sitting down. We have cars, laptops, home delivery services, Netflix and a host of other influencers that require little physical activity.
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The Mousetrapper feeling

Our hands are the most versatile tools we have. The delicate, complex combination of nerves, muscles, and 27 bones in each hand can perform almost any action your brain can conceive. But do we actually make optimal use of our hands when we work at a computer?
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The post-holiday depression

Around March or April, with the winter holidays still fresh in mind, many office workers start to long for their summer vacation. It will finally give them a chance to recharge their depleted "batteries" and get ready to head back into the fray. At least, that's what they assume…
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The effect of light on performance

It is widely known that light has an effect on our wellbeing. In general the further north a population is the more they suffer from afflictions such as winter depression than a centrally located populus.
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The agility of the organisation

Video conferencing, working from the cloud. Just a few examples of flexible working and how more companies are embracing agile working.
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Multi-pairing: One keyboard, numerous devices

It is easy to switch your keyboard between different devices with the use of multi-pairing. Switch easily between PC, tablet or smartphone at the touch of a button. Want to know more about how it works and what the benefits are?
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Featured: compact keyboard

Research by Microsoft shows that an active computer user covers 32 km with their fingers daily making the keyboard an important part of the computer. This means that choosing the right keyboard is vital.
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What is the right mouse for me?

Computer mice are still the most-used accessory on people’s desks. Since different people need different types of mice, we have a practical overview below.
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Sounds in professional practice

Sound is all around us, indoors and outdoors. We spoke to Gijs van Wijk about his views on, and expertise in, acoustics in the corporate office environment.
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How do you facilitate sustainable performance at work?

The consequences of increasing digitization include excessive pressure at work and a lack of physical exercise. But despite these negative consequences of digitization, there are also positive outcomes. Curious?
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5 reasons why it is good for you to alternate between sitting/standing while you work

Most of us realize; standing all day is not good for our health and neither is sitting. Yet many employers require their employees to stay in one of these postures all day.
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Sitting? Where, what and how

There must be some reason behind all these rules and guidelines, right? What are opinions and what are facts? It's time for an update on the benefits and drawbacks of sitting in office environments.
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Sitting/standing working: what's its real impact?

 Sitting/standing working is becoming increasingly popular. But what are the actual effects of switching between working standing up and sitting down?
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Tomorrow's office: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual and augmented reality offer creative professionals endless opportunities. But can this technology also be applied by VDU users in an office setting?
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What are virtual and augmented reality?

Walking around in a computer-generated space or communicating with a hologram of your colleague? It looks like this technology is no longer science fiction but reality!
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Ergo Expert Talk: Dr. Ahmet Cakir

We spoke with Ahmet Çakir, the scientific manager of the ERGONOMIC Institute for Social and Occupational Sciences in Berlin, about today's workplace. Which aspects stand out? What are the challenges and opportunities associated with today's workplace?
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Practical tips for making progress at the office

Here are some practical tips for being able to focus better on your work and get it done more effectively
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What if your e-mail suddenly stops working tomorrow?

 Ping! You've got mail, or you see it as a pop-up on your desktop. But what will happen if you arrive at work tomorrow and find that your e-mail isn't working?
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Whitepaper: Office employees are like professional athletes!

This whitepaper focuses on practical ways that organisations and their employees can use insights gleaned from professional sports in order to improve work performance.
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A practical guide to improving work performance with insights from pro sports

The whitepaper ‘Office employees are like professional athletes!' provides five insights. This guide gives insights into measures that can be implemented in practical situations.
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Infographic: office employees are like professional athletes

Download here a useful infographic that provides a short concise summary of the whitepaper 'Improving work performance with insights from pro sports!' accompanied by a practical guide.
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The workplace of the future fits into your back pocket

Take a good look at your desk: all it has on it is a monitor with keyboard and mouse and a telephone or smartphone. Forty years ago, this would have been inconceivable.
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Whitepaper: How do you choose the right mouse?

The most commonly used accessory for working with a computer or laptop is still the mouse. This whitepaper provides insight into the effects of ergonomic mice on health and performance.
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10 tips for an ideal workplace

An ergonomic workplace facilitates the comfort and productivity of VDU users. All it takes is a few changes to create the ideal workplace.
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New: the stylish Evoluent C mouse

This Evoluent C mouse not only features a luxurious look and a new shape but also sports a number of technological improvements.
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Ergo Expert Talk: Levent Caglar

BakkerElkhuizen spoke with Levent Caglar, Senior Ergonomist, about various trends in the field of ergonomics and knowledge workers.
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VDU-work not the cause of eye problems

Tired, dry or sore eyes after working on a computer for a long period of time? It is not so that eyes deteriorate as a result of working for lengthy periods with a computer
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Whitepaper: Designing workstations

This article provides a summarized manual for making your workstation more comfortable and productive
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How can you ward off the post-lunch dip?

Do you suffer from a dip during your workday? Here are three tips to help you ward off this post-lunch dip.
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Whitepaper: optimal performance with two or more computer screens

This whitepaper provides an introduction to the impacts on performance and health when working with multiple computer screens.
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AltMOUSE: for less use of the mouse

Reducing mouse use has two major advantages. It reduces physical stress and increases productivity. The challenge, however, is memorizing and actually using the shortcut keys.
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Can you work comfortably with a laptop?

On its own, the laptop is unsuited for working for more than two hours a day. This whitepaper provides an introduction to safe productive ways of working with a laptop.
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Coach for sit-stand furniture means more effective use

Organizations are attempting to discourage sitting behavior by using sit-stand furniture, yet employees don’t seem to be making the best possible use of it. So why not?
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Flexible working resulting in more variation in workplaces

The need for flexible and mobile workplaces is rising sharply. What kinds of challenges are associated with these new workplace concepts when it comes to ergonomics?
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Office space design for working comfortable and efficiently

The New Way of Working requires new equipment and workstation setups to create a healthy workplace, regardless of where the person works.
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Whitepaper: Is it possible to work comfortably on a tablet?

This whitepaper shows that while tablets were never ergonomically designed for these long-term tasks, the right accessories can prevent the physical strain caused by uncomfortable tablet use
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ErgoTraveller: creates a comfortable workplace for travelling laptop users

We are increasingly using laptops while on the go: in the train, during a flight or even in the back seat of a car. This is why BakkerElkhuizen introduced the ErgoTraveller.

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How do you select a business laptop bag?

Choosing the right laptop bag is becoming increasingly important. But how can you choose the most suitable bag for you and your work situation?
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Spotlight on the keyboard: what to know when buying one

We still spend half of our computer time using our mouse, but we are increasingly being encouraged to make more use of the shortcut keys. What should you be aware of when buying a keyboard?
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Put people at the heart of the digital work environment

Sam Marshall is an expert in digital work environments and spoke at the Congres Intranet 2014. During his speech, he reflected on the basis of the digital work environment. 
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People in an open-plan office are more often ill

Research shows that people who work at these flexible workstations take more (63% more) sick days than people who have their own office. But this can be prevented.
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A new improved FlexDesk 640

Computer users often work with documents, notes and reports when carrying out their computer tasks. The solution? FlexDesk document holder.
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Flexible working: savings or an investment?

 Does Flexible Working actually save money or does it require just the opposite: investment?
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The three most important advantages of telecommuting and flexible working

An increasing number of employees are being given the opportunity to decide when and where they work. Here are the three most important advantages.
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Essential resources for flex workers

In our International Comparative Flexible Working Survey 2013, we asked respondents what kind of facilities they provide their employees in the way of training activities and computer accessories.
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Home workstation underexposed in Europe

The International Comparative Flexible Working Survey 2013 showed that the number of people working at home is increasing rapidly. 
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Case: Flexible Working for Securex in Flanders

To ensure that the flexible working proceeds as ergonomically as possible, Securex nowadays provides all its laptop users with BakkerElkhuizen’s Ergo-Q 260 as standard.
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59% would resign if Flexible Working would no longer be allowed

Once staff get used to flexible working, they don’t want anything else. 59% of staff said they would switch jobs if their employer would discontinue the option of flexible working.
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UltraStand: ultimate comfort through fusion with laptop

BakkerElkhuizen’s UltraStand is the thinnest and lightest laptop stand in the world. This integrated laptop stand weighs just 250 g, is wafer-thin (just 2 mm).
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The UK also adopts flexible working

Although the Netherlands and Flanders are the pioneers of flexible working in Europe, research has revealed that flexible working has also become fully integrated on the work floors in the UK. 
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Five tips for an increased work productivity after the holidays

The restart after the holidays is the perfect time to structurally increase your staff’s productivity. The following tips will help you do this without any sense of extra workload on the part of your staff.
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The history of ergonomics

Ergonomics is mainly known as the science of improving workplaces to enable workers to use their computers in a safe and productive way.
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Implementation of the New Way of Working at Microsoft

One of the best known implementations of the New Way of Working in several countries has been realised by Microsoft. What made Microsoft’s implementation in several countries so successful?
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Get the most out of the Evoluent mouse

Of course, the optimal situation is when computer users get the most out of our products, without too much effort. For this reason, we have written new instruction manuals for our vertical Evoluent mouse devices.
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In the picture: the Evoluent mouse

It might seem a trivial part of our comfortably arranged workstation: the computer mouse. But don’t let its small appearance deceive you.
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Smart combination of work, private life and environment

Flexible working hours and telecommuting can contribute to the improvement of the private / work balance, reduce environmental burden, and help to cut back on facility costs in the office.
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Should I have the Feet on my keyboard in or out?

A question that is often asked within the scope of ergonomics is: ‘Should I have the Feet on my keyboard in or out?’
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Ergonomics and the New Way of Working

This article describes some annoyances and the most important points of attention that require consideration when effecting the New Way of Working in an ergonomically-responsible way.
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Computer workplace ergonomics

This article is a concise manual to help you set up your workplace in a more comfortable and ergonomic way. Please take advantage of the following suggestions and guidelines.
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