How to show some love to your office space
Finding the motivation to go into the office on a daily basis can be a struggle at times. If we are also faced with a working environment which just does not reflect who we are, this can make the commute even harder. No matter how small your working space is, there are usually a number of changes you can make which will personalise and harmonise your office. Here are our top changes we like to make to any new office space.
Create a system: If your office is sinking under a mound of office supplies and you find it difficult to allocate or sort them into some sense of order, it might help to create a filing system. There are some trendy and modern looking storage boxes, giving you a place for office paper, envelopes, post-it notes, pens and the like into visually pleasing solutions. Having these items within reach, without having to expend any wasted brain-power, helps your day run smoother and allows you to concentrate on other projects.
Inject some fun: There are a number of websites offering some interesting and funny objects to place onto your desk or walls. These are handy because they also double up as an office tool. Adding an item such as a desk tidy in a humorous shape or one which has a gadget attached will lighten up your day. Maybe consider placing a cork board with inspirational quotes or finding a useful item like an individual coffee maker.
Brighter future: The lighting in office buildings is often not efficient enough for the purposes of working with copy and reading. You may find it helps reduce stress headaches if you introduce a desk lamp. This can be as quirky and individual as you are and we believe it helps to brighten your outlook along with making your space feel more inviting and professional.
Bring home life to work: This may sound slightly crazy as we are all told this is a taboo area. What we are suggesting here is to consider bringing in pictures of your family and display them in a digital photo frame or adding plants to your desk. This will create a positive environment and ultimately help your state of mind. If you have items which depict special achievements received outside of work time, it may help to display those on your desk as it will encourage happy thoughts and stimulate conversation with colleagues.
Creating a space which has a sense of your identity will also break down barriers between your colleagues and allow them to receive a better understanding of your personality and how you like to work. With just a few tweaks here and there, you will be walking into an office which is extremely welcoming and better functioning.
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