Whether you’re an employer or a worker, you know what a major impact your work environment can have on your mind, your productivity and your overall sense of satisfaction at work.
Keeping your workspace clean, organized and a motivating, creative place to be in can feel tricky, but here are a few tips to elevate the office.
Keep it Clean
The most simple, yet one of the most important things you can do for your workspace is to keep it clean and tidy. Clutter speaks volumes about your mental performance, and keeping things organized is a good way to keep the things inside your brain neat and functional too.
You might consider hiring professional cleaners every so often to really revitalize the space. Woodard Cleaning and Restoration St. Louis is a great place to start, and once your work area is spick and span, daily and weekly rituals to keep it clean and organized will keep you on track.
Part and parcel with your clean space is an organized space. Shelves, drawers, filing cabinets and even physical inboxes are all small investments into your office space that can make the world of difference.
Keeping things (especially documents) categorized and organized makes finding them later on far less stressful, and gives your space a much cleaner more organized look, which is easier on the eye and calming to your mind when it needs to be hard at work.
Make it Functional
Half of the reason we come into an office is because of its functionality. It’s (hopefully) free of distractions, and equipped with various tools and pieces of equipment we need to perform our jobs properly.
Ensure that your workspace is functional in this regard. Investing in useful productivity tools can be a great way to make your work area feel like a space where you’re meant to be getting things done.
Think smart boards, additional monitors, printers and scanners, and don’t forget good lighting and ventilation.
Don’t Forget to Decorate
While practicality and functionality are key in a productive workspace, that doesn’t mean that all forms of aesthetics need to be omitted.
A beautiful office space that you actually want to spend most of the hours of your day in is far more encouraging than a boring monochromatic room with no life to it. Bring your office space to life with bursts of color, art on the walls and even some indoor plants to bring the joy of nature into the room. A professional space doesn’t have to equate to a boring space. Think inspiration, relaxation and motivation.
If you’re lucky enough to work from home or have a private space within your office, put in the time and effort to make it a little more personal to you. Use colors that bring you joy and energy and decorate your space in a way that suits your personal style and motivates you.
If you work in a more communal space, you can still personalize your area by adding little personal touches to your desk like framed photographs and little potted plants.