Creating a space where you can work comfortably and efficiently is crucial for productivity. A desk that is set up to provide you with enough space, a place for all your tools, and allows you to move without clutter or disorganisation will prevent you from feeling distraction and sapped of enthusiasm for your work. Here are three simple tips for improving your desk in order to increase productivity.
1 | Stand Up
Setting your desk up so you can stand as well as sit has various health benefits and reduces the damage caused from being inactive for long periods of time. Consider adapting your desk so you have the option to do both. If you’re using a computer, raise the monitor to eye level by installing shelf space above the desk.
2 | Everything In Its Place
Your desk is a workstation not a storage space; find suitable storage for all those things you don’t need to do you work on a daily basis. The only items that should be on your desk are things that you use all the time, anything else is just getting in the way. Even keeping everyday objects organised can help you stay productive, like this neat little Umbro box.
3 | Own the Space
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” - Albert Einstein. Own your workspace; just do whatever works for you. Decorate the walls, add plants, position your desk so you can people watch out of the window. The most productive desk is one that feels comfortable to its user. Create an inspiring workspace and you'll create a happy, productive working environment.