We all have the same goal at work, maximum efficiency…at least we should all have the same goals at work. One thing that can make a big difference in your work habits and efficiency is something you may not have previously thought about, your office furniture. You arrange your furniture at home in a manner that it is aesthetically pleasing to you and functional at the same time, allowing you to move around your home in the most efficient manner, right? Most people do it out of habit, especially those of us who work in office jobs and have to share space all day long. Here are a few tips on how rearranging your furniture could possibly increase your productivity at work.
Getting More Work Productivity Out of Your Office Furniture
If you have an office, great! That means you have an entire room to work with, probably a couch or set of chairs for your clients to sit on, your desk and chair, of course, perhaps a bookshelf for displaying books and other things that you feel add to the ambiance of your office. If you have a window, positioning your desk directly in front of the window but with the back of your desk and chair facing the window, gives onlookers the image that you are almost glowing, when the sun shines just right. This is a great way to also increase your work energy by allowing your body to get more sunlight and Vitamin D, which is good for us at all ages. Who’d have thought office furniture could do so much!
Another tip is to ditch the couch, if you have one. Replace the age old couch with two modern chairs; this prevents you from taking a short siesta after lunch. Even if this is not your habit and you would never consider it, the temptation could be there, and this eliminates that while opening up your space a bit. Open spaces also allow for more energy to flow about the room, keeping you energized throughout the day.
What if I don’t have an Office?
You certainly don’t have to have an office to benefit from the strategic placement of your office furniture. If you have a cubicle, there really isn’t much office furniture for you to work with. In this instance, I would recommend making your desk and chair, the entire cubicle area really, as neat and organized as you possibly can. You can have a few trinkets to remind you of home, family pictures, pictures of your dog…things like that, but as far as a large quantity of personal effects within a cubicle, it just doesn’t work, no matter how many different ways you manipulate the office furniture that you have to work with.