Keyboarding & Ergonomics

The Relationship between Ergonomics & Typing Productivity

What is Keyboarding?

Keyboarding, or commonly known as typing, is the skill of data entry by pressing keys on devices such as Typewriters, Computers, & Cell Phones. Skilled typists are able to input data without making major spelling or punctuation mistakes on the device, and are familiar with the layout of the keys on the device.

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is how work is done, and how to improve work & productivity. Ergonomics is very important in the world of business. By doing research into Ergonomics, and how to better the productivity of their workers and reduce the amount of stress from work that they receive, thus reducing their operating costs.

Imagine that everything you are typing is being read by the person you are applying to for your first job. Imagine that it's all going to be seen by your parents and your grandparents and your grandchildren as well. - Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

Relationship between Good Posture & Typing Productivity (Typing Ergonomics)

Many studies have shown that by having good posture, one can increase the amount of letters typed per second, and reduce the damage done to the eyes and prevent Carpal Typing Syndrome to employees. Correct Positions include maintaining your back with your wrists resting on the desk, feet relaxed under the table, along with the placement of typing fingers like on Chart 1 shown below.