How to Make Your Office Space Work for You

How to Make Your Office Space Work for You

One of the biggest questions in the workplace is how can time be used more effectively? From the time spent commuting, to meetings and conferences, what changes can be made to make better use of each moment? Believe it or not, the way you arrange furniture in the office can affect your productivity.

Some suggest setting furniture up in such a way that it discourages or even prevents the casual visitor hanging out in your office. Impromptu meetings are discouraged as a result. On the other hand, this can cut out the social and collaborative aspects of the job that make each day less stressful. Everyone’s needs and preferences are different.

So, how can you better control your time and interactions, while also keeping time at the office enjoyable? The answer is to really think about what you need and want from your office space. Where you work really does affect how you work. Is your space cluttered, messing and distracting? Or have you created an environment that allows you to successfully absorb incoming work?

Here are a few tips that will help you set up a well-organized office that defends against distractions and says something about you:

Declutter

Before you can make any changes, you will first have to purge. Depending on your office, it could take just a few hours to be free of clutter or the whole day. To keep your space organized moving forward, create a catch-it space for important documents, items and trash.

Create Work Zones

Setup separate areas for computer work and non-computer work. Your traditional desktop area is where you spend most of your time. The second area is where you thumb through documents, sign papers, scan documents, socialize, etc. This approach will help you stay organized and deal with the tasks you have on a daily basis.

Put Your Space to Work

As mentioned above, every little detail matters down to how you arrange your furniture. An open door and plenty of comfortable seating signals an extroverted workspace that people will feel welcome to linger in. No guest chair, minimal decorations and desk facing the wall signals all business. A plaque on your desk and multiple degrees on the wall demands respect. What does your workspace say about you?

Do you need to organize and transform your office into a space that will improve productivity and encourage collaboration? Consider what a furniture makeover can contribute to your efforts. Trader Boys has the best, modern office furniture in Los Angeles. Create a space you look forward to working in.

Author Bio: Melissa Rayner is the owner of Trader Boys, family owned since 1949 where you will find quality modern office furniture in Los Angeles. She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three children.