A workspace should be appropriately equipped with the tools to make is an efficient working space to encourage focus and creativity. Everything from temperature, lighting, noise conditions to comfort of a workspace has a direct effect on concentration and productivity. Here are some ways you can take your workspace toward its full potential-
- Declutter & Organise
With the constant stress of work, the space can soon become a dumping ground for paperwork or fabric samples. This clutter actually transfers from the physical dimension to your thinking and messes up with your concentration levels.
It is very important to keep everything organised. An organised space will not only help you find what you’re looking for on time but will also help you to focus better.
No matter how big or small your space it. You can easily make it an efficient working space.
Poor lighting will not only result in poor concentration but can eventually hamper your eyesight. So avoid eye strains and headaches by installing proper lighting fixtures in your workspace. Get lamps and reading lights for your desk to have better lighting for more detail oriented work.
Also, it is great to have as much natural light in your space as you can.
If you work from home, then it is essential for you to have a seperate working space. You cannot concentrate properly in your bedroom or dining area. Even appointing a small work space can do wonders for your productivity. It will help you somewhat segregate your work and personal space.
Any sort of physical discomfort can make you avoid working in your work space. So invest in the most comfortable and suitable furniture. Get a desk that has the right height and a chair with correct back support. Air freshners and diffusers are another way to make your space more inviting.
Plants have proven to significantly reduce stress. So add a pop of green in your workspace with some fresh flora. If you particularly don’t have green fingers, you can go for low maintenance options like succulents and fake plants.
A workplace near a noisy mill or never-stopping traffic can make it quite difficult to focus. So get some acoustic panels to prevent noise pollution from entering your space. You can also reduce noise by introducing furnishings such as carpets, rigs and couches.
Having a too cold or too hot workspace disrupts efficiency. So it is essential to have a comfortable temperature. If your workspace has central air conditioning, and you cannot really control the temperature, then carry a jacket and be cosy while you work.
- Switch it Up
If your work allows it, then switch up your workspace from time to time. Working is a different sub-space allows to focus with a new energy and promotes motivation.
So to conclude, a comfortable, clean and noise-free workplace will promote concentration and improve your productivity. These changes might seem small but they have a noticeable effect on efficiency.