Even if we have a personal workspace, some of us still can’t seem to focus on work. Don’t rush to blame yourself. Sometimes the environment we’re working in can affect our productivity. Here are 10 steps from an interior designer to take to make your desk more conducive for getting work done:
Humans have an innate desire to be connected with nature, which scientists call ‘biophilia’. Unfortunately, the spaces we tend to spend most of our days – workplaces – tend to be stripped of much of their connection to the natural environment.
Studies have shown that simply adding some greenery in the form of indoor plants can have major positive benefits for employees and their organizations. The same goes for remote or home workers, too. Here are seven reasons why you should invest in some plants for your own desk, or your wider workplace.
Employee expectations are changing
Workers are becoming more selective in their job search, looking for greater flexibility, mobility and collaboration.
Technology is offering more options
New innovations are making it easier to automate tasks, collect data and give employees the freedom to work from anywhere.
Real estate is one of your highest expenses
Real estate costs are increasing worldwide, while under utilization rates of this valuable resource remain startlingly high.
Your workspaces matter more than ever
The office has become a tool for recruitment, with your workplace environment playing a critical role in productivity.
The phone’s ringing off the hook, your coworkers are chatting, and the cars trapped in a traffic jam are honking incessantly orchestrating a symphony of dissonant disturbances. At this point you’re ready to throw your arms up and call it a day. It’s actually quite easy to minimize if not completely block out this the senseless racket. You can play your favorite songs on your phone and set it to speakers. If you’re the type of person likes complete silence, use earplugs or noise canceling headphones.