One of the most important things when it comes to office efficiency is the manner in which you organize your workstation. The workstation is for you what a stove is for a cook. If a stove is dirty and broken down, then the whole work will be lame and slow. Here are a few tips on how to make your office desk a highly productive environment.
Get Rid of Distractions
Whatever keeps your attention away from your work should be eliminated from the workstation. No matter if it is a pile of old documents or a picture of your family, if it distracts you from your work, it must be removed. The issue of the family picture is very interesting. Many people, especially those who work away from their family, become so terribly homesick that they cannot focus on work. A photo of your family is not something that will help you recover from that feeling.
Only Current Affairs
When it come to organization of your papers, the most efficient way for staying alive among those piles is keeping only the documents that you need on a daily basis on your desk. All other papers should be categorized and placed into appropriate folders. It would be terrific to have a chest of drawers below the workstation so that everything is at the reach of your hand. If such a convenience is not available, you should definitely ask your boss for a file cabinet. If that is too big an investment only for one worker, then they should purchase a bigger one to that more of you can keep their old but still necessary documents there.
Proper Body Positioning
It is extremely important for the efficiency of your work and your physical condition that you keep your body in positioned in the right way. You should under no circumstances spend days at work sitting leaned back into your office chair or with your legs crossed. Months or years of such sitting can cause terrible pains and problems with your back. The body needs to be leaned at the angle of 90 degrees against the chair back. Legs should also be placed at the same angle compared to the floor level. According to my local suppliers of ergonomic office workstations, it was brought to my attention that your eyes should look at the middle of the monitor at the angle of 90 degrees, too. If the monitor is too low or too high, you will suffer from terrible work-related neck pain.
Make Upbeat Background
If your desk is looking at a wall, you could try to add some life to it by placing an inspiring poster or a picture on that wall. Again, avoid any distracters and attention stealers. You could go for a picturesque landscape motif or a replica of a movie poster or a painting that you like. Putting an image that has positive associations for you can help you be more efficient at your workstation.
Creating an efficient workstation should not be a difficult task if you are devoted to your job. However, rookies and people who are not too fond of what they are doing at the moment will have tendencies towards the already mentioned distracters and also falling behind in work. If you need that job and your existence depends on that, ask older colleagues to help you organize yourself. And never miss to apply some of the tips that we have given you in this text.