One of the best ways to become more creative and productive in the upcoming year is to enhance your workspace. Often we start in a space get so busy that we don’t even realize that we have outgrown it, or that it needs a drastic revamp. Your environment is a key element of your success and improving it is a good investment of your time.
Here are five ways you can do just that.
5 Ways to Enhance Your Workspace
1. Consider your space.
Aside from your daily, ongoing work, do you have enough space to spread out when working on a large project? Is there enough room for client or employee meetings without feeling confined? If not, what are the options for a larger space?
2. Consider your lighting.
Is your lighting adequate? When you look up from your screen, can you see out at least one window? If the answer to either of these questions is “No.” what can you do about it?
3. Consider your tools.
Does your equipment function properly? Do you know how to use everything effectively? If not, what should you replace or learn more about?
4. Consider your interrupters.
How do you manage interruptions such as email, phone calls, or visitors? Rather than just dealing with things as they occur, develop a system of specified times for specified activities.
5. Consider your energy.
If your space is not clean, inviting and organized, it will drain your physical energy. What can you do over the next few weeks to spruce up your space so that it energizes you?