7 tricks to make your workspace more productive← Back to blog
Your workspace is a crucial element that can improve or jeopardize your productivity. And no, we aren’t going to talk about the benefits of Feng Shui. What we are going to talk about is how a few simple tricks can help your concentration and improve your productivity. How many times have you gotten up for something and you returned to your work station one hour later without it? Maybe an infinite amount of times. If you work from home… How many times have you decided to work in bed because you couldn’t stand the neck pain?
Creating a workspace that is comfortable, well-lit, efficient, and sustainable is not very difficult.
Read on and you will find out how:
- Try to look for a space with natural light. Plants move towards light, as humans we should do the same. Position yourself next to a window where you can take advantage of the daytime hours. Keep in mind that artificial light causes headaches. If you can work with a window beside you, great! The use of natural light will make you more productive and will improve the quality of your work.
- Since we’ve brought up plants… How about a potus plant for that empty corner? And some cactuses for the shelf that you aren’t using? Go to a florist, pick out a couple interior plans and surround yourself with green and life. Working with plants will make you feel better and will bring color to your work environment. Note: it isn’t necessary to recreate the Amazon.
- Try to personalize your space, either at home or in the office. A personal object (a coffee cup or a few photos) will make you feel better. If your office is not personalized, you as the worker will not feel like it is your own space. If you feel like your work space is somewhat foreign to you, you will never identify with the work that you perform. Give your space a personal touch!
- Organize your desk! If your work desk is disorganized, you will get distracted more easily. Return the coffee cup to its place and throw away or recycle the papers that you do not need. Avoid distractions such as creating stacks of papers or organizing unnecessary materials. An organized work space is fundamental to maintaining your concentration.
- Ergonomic furniture is a crucial element for your comfort in the office. Find a chair that is comfortable to you and also adapts to your back. The corner of the table that you always hit when you stand up makes you uncomfortable, and you know it. Look for furniture that adapts to your needs and makes you comfortable. These days there are a lot of places where you can find office furniture. Do not delay and get rid of that camping table for something better.
- Do you get up between five and ten times each hour to look for those reference books that you need, or for staples or scotch tape? Try to have everything that you will need at your fingertips. Drawers, shelves, archives, or storage boxes will be your best allies. Avoid distractions by preparing beforehand everything that you will need throughout the day. Having a desk with organized drawers is crucial.
- Placement of the windows. Positioning yourself close to a window can be a double-edged sword, but there are more advantages than disadvantages. Windows: you will have a natural light source with views that promote well-being. Being able to work next to a large window is a luxury that few people possess. The disadvantage: a window is a source of distractions. Find the optimal balance!
As you can see, improving your performance is your own responsibility, put into practice these simple tips and you will see your productivity increase.