With more than 8 hours a day at work, the office is one of the environments we spend the most time in. We can consider our workspace as a living space in which we should feel at ease. It is therefore normal to invest a lot of energy to feel comfortable in our work environment.
Here are few tips to create a pleasant, functional, practical and professional working environment.
1- Make sure your workplace is exposed to natural light
Did you know that? light is one of the most important elements to consider when designing your offices.
Indeed, it highly contributes to your comfort and your good mood, which will directly impact productivity in daily tasks.
Well known to enhance the production of vitamin D in contact with the skin, sunlight helps to fight against depression and fatigue and therefore contributes to dynamism and energy.
By encouraging good mood and commitment, light allows better collaboration netween colleagues and makes your work atmosphere more harmonious.
Install your desk close to natural light source (window, skylight, bay window) your morale and creativity will be grateful, especially during the winter.
2- Optimize the storage space available to you and keep your workstation clean.
"Clutter has a negative effect on morale" - This is not an urban legend!
Cupboards, workbooks, lockers or document storage, the possibilities are wide. So, by taking the time to tidy up your workspace and regularly sorting through your papers, you will be more focused, waste less time looking for your things and be more efficient in prioritizing your tasks.
Finally, at the end of the day, make sure you don't leave your cup of coffee laying around, a clean sweep and you'll be even more determined the next day!
3- Surround yourself with our friends the green plants
Very often considered as a decorative element of the office, the benefits of plants in our working environment should not be underestimated. Indeed, plants have many virtues that make them more and more indispensable in our professional environment.
Cactus, Aloe vera, Eucalyptus or Banzai, they will allow you to:
- Make your workspace healthier by filtering the air
- Provide a sense of well-being, improving team productivity
- Encouraging creativity
So, don't wait any longer to get your green thumb ????
4- Arrange a friendly space to meet with your workmates.
With an average week of 42 hours, we work almost 8.5 hours a day. It's impossible to stay focused and guarantee good productivity without taking a break during this time. Therefore, consider taking a few breaks throughout the day to clear your mind. These breaks will be more beneficial if there is space to take them. A sofa, a few magazines, a colourful wall and you're done. Do not hesitate to go there to relax. This space can also help to promote team cohesion and sharing.
5- Customize your workplace in your own image
If your workspace is allocated to you then don't wait any longer to shape it to your image. Considered as a living space, it is essential to make your office your own. Hang pictures of your loved ones, decorative objects that are dear to you, or bring your own mug, all ideas are good to make you feel comfortable.
However, be careful that this customization is not a source of distraction, but a provider of positive vibes, allowing you to reduce the stress of the day.