Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Create an Environment for Peak Productivity in 4 Simple Steps

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The office is supposed to be a place for productivity and efficiency. Unfortunately, however, it doesn't always work out that way. In fact sometimes our offices, particularly when working from home, can turn into a location where we can really struggle to get everything done. Instead of just accepting low levels of productivity, read on for our top tips on how to create a much more focused and productive home work environment.

Room Temperature

It sounds a little too simple, however the temperature in our office play a big part when it comes to our levels of productivity. If we are sitting in offices with no air conditioning in hot summer months then we are going to feel lethargic, unmotivated and well, a little fed up. The same applies to sitting in chilly offices in the winter months. Therefore it is really important that you have a fully functional temperature control unit in your home office to make sure that your office is always at a comfortable temperature to keep you feeling comfortable, productive and happy.

Lighting

The lighting in our offices is one of the most important factors when it comes to staying focused and feeling motivated and inspired. It is also one of the most overlooked areas in our home offices and therefore is one of the last areas to be invested in. Dark and dreary rooms can cause fatigue, eye strain and even depression whilst harsh overhead lighting can cause headaches and irritability. Therefore it is essential that you are investing in natural light bulbs, that you are making the most of the natural light available in your office space and that you are using lamps to create a cosy and warm office environment.

Chair & Table

Considering the fact that we spend roughly eight hours a day sitting at our desks it is no wonder that this is an essential area to focus on when it comes to keeping our work environment as comfortable and as productive as possible. If you are finding yourself constantly adjusting yourself, shifting your weight, stretching and moving around too often then you probably don’t have the correct table and chair for proper comfort and productivity. Your eyes should be eye level with your computer screen. Your feet should be on a footrest or resting comfortably on the floor.  

Ergonomically designed office chairs with a slightly reclined chair posture are the best for reducing pressure on your spine and minimizing your risk of suffering from lower back pain. Therefore investing in the proper office equipment is essential in order for you to be comfortable at work, that your back is supported so that you can just focus on the daily work tasks at hand.

Declutter

There is nothing more demotivating than looking around at a cluttered and unorganised desk and office space. Therefore, in order to be as productive and as happy as possible in your home work environment, make sure that you are constantly cleaning, organising and decluttering your workspace. Clear and uncluttered desk means a clear and uncluttered mind.

xxo
Kim

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