We’ve discussed how to create a healthy workspace, but what about a productive one? After all, the purpose of our office is to work. Whether at home or in the office, a good workspace should boost our productivity and keep us energized for most of the day. Here’s where you should start:
Let there be light
Daylight (or lack thereof) has a huge impact on our productivity. Artificial light can cause fatigue, eye strain, headaches, and blurred vision. All of this can hurt how productive we are throughout the day. If you want to increase the amount of work you get done in a day, then turn off the lamp and open the shades.
It’s hard to do work when you’re not comfortable, and a huge part of our comfort depends on room temperature. Anything under 68 degrees will hurt our productivity, while anything between 68 and 77 degrees will give it a boost. So, don’t be afraid to turn up the heat in your workspace.
Pick the right background noise
Background noise, whether it be white noise, office sounds, music, or even silence, can help us focus on the task at hand. The key is finding the right background noise for you. Some people are more productive when jamming along to their favorite tunes. Others need total silence to focus. Play around with different kinds to see which method is right for you.
Declutter your desk
A messy desk is a messy mind. After all, it’s hard to do work when you can’t find what you’re supposed to be working on. To boost your productivity, clean up, and organize your workspace. Place documents in separate folders, toss out anything outdated, and keep non-work-related items to a minimum.