Laptops have become more of the norm for everyday working, although never originally intended for long-term use, with advances in technology and their ability to allow the user to have flexibility have made them popular as an office workers’ main computer. The fixed nature of the keyboard, mouse, screen in one unit goes against the need for the user to change the different components to achieve the correct posture whilst working on a computer.
Laptops play a big role in agile working, they allow the worker to move around the office, work for home or off-site with ease. It is important when planning an Agile office design to consider the wellbeing and ergonomics surrounding laptop use, solutions include the availability of screens to plug your laptop into, laptop stands to adjust the height of your screen and a separate keyboard to allow the user to achieve the correct posture.
Desktop power is also vital in an Agile office, allowing workers to use their laptops in all locations around the office, from more traditional desks to integrated power within soft seating and upholstered elements. Technology improvements in data storage and Wi-Fi speeds have also increased the ability and availability of this nomadic style of working.