A good workspace is conducive to good work. To optimise your potential, it’s important that the space in which you operate has been set up in the best way possible. While there’s no golden rule to the ‘ultimate workspace’, there are parameters you can follow to make sure things run as smoothly as possible, day in, day out. We’ve decided to compile a few helpful tips when designing your own workspace, so that you can get the most from your 9-5.
Call in the experts
If you’re serious about creating a workspace that will help your small business or large company flourish, there’s no harm in expertise. Various companies, like TU Projects, specialise in project management in this exact realm.
Not only does it alleviate the stress of having to build a workspace from the ground up, but calling in the experts provides assurance that the final product will be completed by capable professionals who know exactly what they’re doing (and do it for a living).
Stimulus, stimulus, stimulus
Whether you’re in a creative profession or crunching numbers for a living, it’s important to work in a space that encourages your mind to think. A desk facing a white wall can grow monotonous fairly quickly, so think about centralising yourself, and quite literally allowing yourself ‘space to think’.
While clutter is a big no-no, reading material conducive to your craft can be a great way to help jog the mind when the cogs start to slow down.
Make room for storage
No matter how big or small your workspace may be, storage is essential. It’s amazing how quickly documents and clutter can accumulate, and having an effective method of storing your important files will work wonders down the track.
Give yourself some space
There’s nothing worse than working on a particularly daunting project and having documents overlap one another, as you find yourself constantly sifting through piles of paper to find exactly what you need. Any good workspace requires a desk of decent size, and enough room for your computer, accompanying docs and the stationary and accessories you’ll use on a daily basis.
Ergonomics are boring, but important
It’s the simple things. Ensure you have a good chair, your line of sight is directed straight at your monitor, and your desk is set at a height proportionate to your seated stature. As boring as it may sound, when you’re seated for the majority of your day, it’s the little details like these that really count.
Make It Fun
There’s no reason why a workspace has to be boring. Colour has been shown to improve the energy levels of workers at all levels across all disciplines, and it’s why many of the best workspaces in the world are void of the whitewash monotony you associate with 90s call centres. There are also mood and vision boards, inspirational quotes, greenery and a whole spectrum of other wonderful ways to make your workspace that little bit more enjoyable.