It is easy to get lost with your deadlines as you try to get through another business day, and a disorganized office sure doesn't help your cause. For some, a good working space is a key consideration when looking for a job, while others make the most out of the workspace they are given.
You spend most of your day in your work station, so you should be comfortable in it. If you feel like your disorganized workspace is getting the best of you, there are several things that you can do to make your space more conducive to productivity.
- Make room to move. You need to be able to move freely. A cluttered workspace leads to cluttered thinking. Keep all unnecessary paperwork and other objects out of sight.
- Set up a “landing strip”. Make sure that you have easy access to the things you need when you come and go, be it paperwork that needs to be attended to, or your personal belongings.
- Keep important items within reach. Be mindful of the things you store. Frequently-used items in the office should be placed within reach as much as possible, and compartmentalized in assigned storage stations like easy-to-maintain stainless steel shelves. This will help reduce the amount of time searching for important items.
Always remember that the most effective tweaks you can do to your workspace will largely depend on how you work and what you need to function well.