Okay, officially you have been working hard for a while already. The New Year’s drinks are over and you gave your colleagues ‘best wishes’. You did, did you? We hope you enjoyed Christmas and the New Year started well. Monday was Tidy your Desk Day. If your organization has a shared desk policy, that is good for the colleague using the desk after you. But if you still work with dedicated desks, it is especially nice for yourself. That way you keep an overview and you get more space in your head. That’s why we have 5 tips!
1. Paper prohibited
This may sound crazy and perhaps impossible, but try to keep paper away from your desk as much as possible. Or immediately store it after use. Stacks of loose papers on your desk limit your focus on what you are doing. How do you best approach this? Simple! Go for a cupboard next to your desk. That way you always have papers at your fingertips, but out of sight. And we’re now living in 2019, isn’t it time for some more digitization?
This may sound logical, but see this as a small reminder. Store individual items such as scissors, pens and post-it’s in different trays or drawers. Preferably trays that can close. This also gives you peace and overview to be able to focus even better on your work.
3. Keep it clean
Tidy means not only ordered and empty, but also clean. Keep your workplace tidy and don’t, for example, use coasters for your coffee or tea and don’t eat at your desk.
No specific Tidy your Desk Day-tip, but it helps you concentrate better. For example, plants reduce noise pollution in an office garden with up to 5 decibels. They can best be placed in a corner. In this way they have more effect than placing them in the middle of the room. This is because sound is usually reflected back into the room through the walls and this movement is absorbed or broken by the plants present.
5. Stay true to yourself
Ultimately it is about how you work best. Stay yourself and choose what works best for you. Officelynq likes to think along with you and your colleagues. For example, how you can best work with flexible workplaces. Contact us for an non-committal conversation.