How to Create a Productive Workspace
New Year, new office space - that’s the goal for 2022. If you always felt the urge to spice up your office or create a more productive ambiance to your workspace, you came to the right place.
Lighting, wall colors, new office furniture – small changes to these components can heighten your mood and thereby encourage you to work more productively. Below are just a few simple yet transformational ways to revamp your office this new year.
- Shelving and Compact Storage
Take a look at your office and keep tabs on the number of items and pieces. Does your space feel slightly crowded? If that’s the case, it seems like you need to declutter and create a better storage situation.
Previous studies show that clutter can decrease someone’s level of productivity. For example, consider floating wall shelves to maximize space usage or purchase a filing cabinet to store your documents. These simple solutions can clear more space in your office, leaving your space and mind less cluttered.
- Ergonomic Chairs
Backaches and neck pain comes from sitting for hours on end. However, sitting on an ergonomic chair can be the solution you need. Ergonomic chairs are scientifically designed to support your body (shoulders, neck, upper and lower back, arms, hips, joints, etc) when sitting. All ergonomic chairs are adjustable, allowing you to tailor the positioning of the chair accordingly to your body.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one ergonomic chair that is as comfortable as it is visually appealing, our posture ergonomic leather office chair is the perfect option. It comes in a variety of colors, meaning it can fit any room's aesthetic or design.
Beyond its design, the chair consists of an open-cell foam cushion for comfortable sitting and adjustable lumbar support for your lower back. On top of that, you can adjust the armrest and the chair has a gentle rock feature as well. As such, less strain on your back and shoulders means more brainpower to put towards your work.
- Improve Air Quality
If you find yourself constantly congested or having dry skin, you may want to improve the air quality in your office. Poor air quality can have an impact on your ability to concentrate and do work during the day.
As such, consider investing in a humidifier or any kind of air ventilator for your office. Good air ventilation means you’ll have greater attention and focus on your tasks at hand rather than worrying about the quality of air.
- Natural or Cool Lighting
In previous studies, light is shown to increase mood, well-being and productivity levels. Who would’ve thought that light can have a huge impact on our bodies? If possible, try to move your office to an area where natural light can shine in.
However, if natural sunlight is not an option, consider using cool-colored lighting. Lights above 4600K emit similar daylight colors which can also have the same effects as natural lighting. This type of lighting can equally increase your productivity and well-being.
- Ergonomic Desk
While ergonomic chairs have been around for a while, ergonomic desks are now getting the attention they deserve. An ergonomic desk allows you to adjust the height of your desk so that you can stand while doing your work as well.
Sitting for long periods impacts your health, especially if you have poor posture when sitting - an ergonomic desk resolves that. With a simple push of a button, you can switch between sitting and standing.
Plants are more than just gorgeous staple pieces in your room. They bring a sense of life, nature and vibrancy to any space while increasing your mood and productivity as well. Some studies found that productivity can increase by 15% with just an addition of greenery to the office.
If you’re looking for the benefits of plants in an office without the hassle of taking care of them, consider low-maintenance plants. For example, succulents, cast iron plants, or spider plants all require little attention. Shop around and you’ll find tons of low-maintenance plants for your office.
- Add some wall color
Offices with off-white coloring and dull paint are all outdated. Who says adding bright and warm colors can’t be professional? If you have a home office, consider painting your walls with cool colors (red, blue) for productivity or warm colors (yellow, orange) for a mood booster. You can get extra creative and paint only one wall or test out different designs – it’s 2022 and it’s the time to claim your office space.
Revamping your office space for this new year can make a world of difference in your productivity and overall work ethic. Consider the office improvements and changes above to create a workspace you’ll be excited to work in!