Optimization of the workplace implies not only an attractive and aesthetic look, but also the rational use of space, a nice atmosphere and a convenient arrangement of all the necessary things.
Scientists from various countries have proved that order in the workplace reduces the risk of stressful situations and has a positive effect on concentration. Moreover, the more useful and necessary things are in the workplace, the less a worker will be distracted from work.
Every office employee, as well as those who work from home, should study the list of important things to have at their desks:
Although computers and printers have now replaced most paper documents with electronic files, things like a notebook, a pencil, an eraser, a pen should be at hand if you urgently need to make a note.
On a day, a person needs to consume at least 1.5 liters of water, and those who work in front of computer monitors for more than 6 hours in a row should definitely drink more water!
Today this device is at the top of all lists of things that are useful for a person, therefore it serves as a hub for important negotiations, communication, information storage and everything, everything, everything!
Maybe, that this device will not be needed in the morning till lunchtime, but in the evening it will be much more convenient for lower limbs to be slightly raised to improve the blood flow to them.
During the tests, sociologists proved that people with photos in the workplace have a productivity higher by 25 percent than those who do not have them. This is due to the fact that subconsciously the process of making money is associated with pleasant moments of spending money for the good of the beloved ones, traveling, meeting people, as well as entertainment.
Going back to concentration, it is worth mentioning that music is one of the best ways to collect your thoughts and get in the right working mood, the main thing here is to choose the right music tracks.
This does not mean that the employee will be deprived of a full-fledged lunch and will work wear-out without leaving the work chair. The best snack for people with heightened brain activity is nuts, bananas, coffee, organic dark chocolate.
The wireless mouse
This gadget will speed up the use of a PC or laptop, and the absence of a wire will not distract and annoy a user.
They will help to protect information, save a copy, as well as everything you need for workflow and quick access.
This accessory takes up little space and turns on from the connector of the same name when there is a need in it. It is a great gift for any workaholic!
It will be useful on a hot day and has a directional effect, which maximize its effectiveness.
Anything can serve as such an important ‘toy’ which employee will finger over and squeeze without being damaged. An essential thing for remote employees.
Stand for books
…magazines, tablet, phone. It will help to make an object at the required level for the eyes and so that you will not have to do extra moves.
Don’t think that it will be possible to take a nap at the workplace! This soft accessory is really useful by the end of the working day for your lower back or tired feet.
Such a necessary thing can be inexpensively purchased in a stationery store or in a household goods shop. It is a silicone or nap bag for quick and easy cleaning of the keyboard from dust, crumbs, food residue, moisture and other impurities.
Board for reminders
It will rather serve as a visualization board for those who inexorably forgets about important things and events.
Despite the fact that the world is full of virtual notebooks, planners and other reminders, a bright sticker on the monitor works effectively as always!
Container for little things
A small nice box will help to maintain order and cleanliness of the work desk and at the same time keep the necessary little things at hand.
Or better a cactus! Some people think that this prickly plant can absorb negative radiation from the screen, as well as negative energy.
Stand for a laptop
It will be useful to anyone who cares about the health of their hands and wrists.
Special glasses for extended work at the computer will secure your eyesight, prevents eyes from fatigue, and also will give the smart look to the owner.
All the above things will make the working day enjoyable and add some comfort to it.
Right arrangement of items on the desk
It is believed that the more convenient the arrangement of items relative to sitting at the table are, the better the process of using them is.
The more important the thing is, the closer it should be placed, no more than in 30 centimeters. Put the items you rarely use or those which are visually pleasant far, at arm’s length. It should be noted that there should be no items, which are used in the spare time, that distract attention in the workplace.
Virtual items and assistants for an office or remote employee
It may sound weird, but still short and interesting breaks during the working day must be mandatory. For this, offer a number of programs that will help to productively distract from work:
- Yammer – corporate communication;
- Todoist – detailed to-do list;
- Box – file sharing;
- Boomerang – scheduled sending letters and reminders;
- Yaware.Timetracker – boosts work productivity and automates the routine processes. Especially work schedules, reports and other documents which require attention and precious time.