Reclaim Your Productivity With a Clean and Organized Workspace
In recent years design trends have shifted towards minimalism and decluttering and organizational gurus have become household names. There’s a reason for this. Clean and organized spaces are associated with balance, optimism, and productivity. In contrast, cluttered, disorderly spaces can have a huge impact on our ability to get things done – and on how our workplace peers see us. In fact, a recent survey suggested that 77% of Americans believe that office clutter affects their productivity, with a further 38% worrying that it affects their professional image.
How to Declutter Your Workspace
The majority of us juggle multiple tasks, clients, and responsibilities throughout the workday. As the tasks pile up, too often the clutter does as well. Here’s how to ensure your workspace remains clean, orderly, and set up for optimum productivity.
- Zone your workspace. Divide your workspace in terms of different functions. Designate an area for your computer, for your books, for your office supplies, and for your archives. This will keep clutter from piling up around you.
- Keep surfaces clear. Your desk and other flat surfaces should only be home to the essentials. Your computer, phone, notepad, and a couple of pens are probably all most people need within arm’s reach. The rest should be filed away for when they’re actually needed.
- Stay on top of filing. Don’t let mountains of paperwork pile up. Regularly sort your documents into simple “to do” or “to file” document boxes, and make a point to switch to digital wherever possible. For emails and other digital files, use labels, folders, and archiving tools to easily find what you need.
- Commit to decluttering. Be ruthless about consigning things to the recycle bin. Set aside time once every week or so to discard, donate, or recycle any clutter. Of course, the best approach is to have policies in place that prevent clutter in the first place.
Investing in a Dedicated Workspace
One of the most vital steps you can take towards creating a clean and organized workspace is investing in a dedicated space to work – one that gives you enough room to complete your typical daily tasks. Whether you’re working from home, your office, or splitting your time between the two, having a dedicated space works wonders for fostering productivity, minimizing distractions, simplifying processes, and separating your work and personal lives. The result is improved focus, increased professionalism, and a more positive attitude towards your job.
At Optimum Coworking, we believe that where you work is directly connected to how you work. Our dedicated workspaces have been tailored to help you get the most from your working day, and are complemented by a wealth of amenities designed to achieve more even when away from your desk. We take the friction out of working so that you can spend more time and energy on the things that matter.
For more information about how our state-of-the-art workplace environments can help you achieve maximum productivity, please get in touch.