Designing Office Space Efficiently

Spring’s introduction has inspired a renewed energy in my life–both professionally and personally. As I have been spending several of the last few evenings getting things ready in the garden, I have been pondering a major question: why do we let the seasons reflect their energy into our daily actions? All winter, I’ve holed up in my office, working through stacks of paper. However, once the warmer weather has arrived and the flowers have begun to bloom, I’ve immediately felt the need to get rid of all the clutter! Shouldn’t this be a philosophy that is part of my work life every day, all year long?

I hope you’ll join with me in making an effort to cutting the clutter of our lives year-round, not just during spring cleaning time. The best way I know to do this is to take a critical look at designing office space. Ask yourself if your desk is in the right spot. Make sure you have room to move around your office. Do you have a workstation that can serve as a blank canvas rather than a cluttered mess? Is there life in your office (think family photos, favorite art pieces, or live plants)? Do you have a set day that’s reserved for weekly (or even bi-weekly) spring cleaning all year long?

Critically assess your office space and vow to make a few changes that will start this season but last all year long!

 

Of course, Bill Gates has an organized office

Of course, Bill Gates has an organized office

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1 Comment

  1. It’s definitely important to frequently take the time to clean and de-clutter your office. Not only does it free up space on your desk but more importantly it also de clutters your mind so that you can tackle your work tasks more focused.


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