The office is the place where we spend most of the time, five days a week. This is why it is important to have a nice, comfortable environment where you will enjoy spending working.
Here are 3 simple steps to improve your office space:
Having good lighting in the office where you work is crucial for staying focused. Bad lighting can cause exhaustion, headaches and lack of productivity.
If there isn’t enough lighting in your office, make sure to invest in a desk lamp. If it is a consistent problem, make sure you have a chat with your supervisors and make a case for investing in better lighting for the whole office.
Clutter may be perceived as helping creativity, however, it isn’t always good for focusing and productivity. Even if you don’t have control over the whole office space, make sure your desk and surroundings are tidy and organised. Just 10 minutes in the morning or before you go home in the afternoon will be enough to file documents away, and help you start your day fresh, keeping distractions away.
Having an under desk drawer would be ideal for keeping the clutter away from your desk, but in close proximity for your convenience.
Having music on in your office can be good for breaking silence and improving productivity in a more creative environment.
In noisier environments, however, it might be difficult to concentrate on your work with everyone chatting away. In those cases, make sure you have noise cancellation headphones and use streaming services like Spotify or Apple music. Another good solution is having acoustic seating which will be ideal for conference areas or break out spaces.