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Stay Productive! How to Organise Your Work Space Effectively
Your workstation at work or at homes does not have to be minimal in appearance with not a speck of dust in sight in order for it to be productive. But psychologists agree, your workstation, whether that is a drawing board, a desk or a worktop, does need to have some semblance of order to it to allow you the creative space to work.
So how do you create a space that allows you to be productive and creative?
#1 Purge and De-Clutter
Top of the list is taking the time – and it can take longer than you think – to purge and de-clutter your workspace. Go through the drawers of your desk, go through the in and the out trays, everything. Recycled things you no longer need and find a new home for things that are just adding clutter to the desk or the work area.
The workplace has changed, more so with the advent of technology. Whereas at one time, the desk was laden with paper documents, now there are all kinds of gadgets. It goes without saying that as a result, storage needs have changed too. For example, you may need a drawer of hanging files but not a four-drawer filing cabinet anymore and so on.
Our top tip – when it comes to storage, the most important aspect in our rulebook is that as well-being suitable for purpose, storage should also easily accessible. The quicker you can put things away or access them, the more likely your desk is to stay clutter-free.
#3 Add Colour
You may have a picture of cool colours and a calm, creative atmosphere but you only get this ideal workspace if you deck it out to your exact needs. Colour coding may seem a little over-organised but people who colour code their storage and filing systems are the people who can lay their hands on that important piece of paper in seconds – and not spend hours hunting for it.
Create a labelling and storage system that works for you but don’t be frightened to use colour in your workspace area.
#4 Desk Accessories
What do you really need on your desk? If you spend most of your time typing, do you really need your pens in a tub on the desk, or could they reside just as happily in a drawer? In some ways, we are so accustomed to the work desk having ‘must-have’ items on display, that we crowd our space with things we don’t need. Keep your desk as clutter-free as possible with only items that are used daily/several times a day on the desktop.
#5 De-Clutter the PC Too
So far, we have concentrated on the physical, tangible items such as pens, paper, paper clips and so on. Now is the time to take a look at your main workhorse: the laptop or the PC. Just as your desk needs to be tidy to encourage and maximise productivity, so too does your PC – is it time you de-cluttered and organised the filing system on your PC?
It also goes without saying that an ergonomic and stylish workspace is the ideal backdrop for anyone looking to be productive. Why not consider a bespoke office creation? Call us…