It’s been almost 18 months since the first lockdowns swept the country. While there is still work to be done, we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Life is returning to normal and people are going back to work at the office. We’ve learned a lot. One thing that was glaring when office workers went home to do their jobs is that productivity did not wane. In fact, it improved. This gives an argument to more remote work and the ability to customize your office experience to make your environment more comfortable and conducive to productivity. If you are going back to a private office, here are a few ways to customize it and get the most out of your space.
One of the best parts about having your own private office is that you get to control the lighting. You might not think about it, but lighting is incredibly important. It impacts all kinds of things. While you don’t want your light to be too dim, you don’t want it so bright that it hurts your eyes. You also have to think about the fact that you’re staring at screens all day. That’s why you should install bright but soft lighting that enables you to turn down the brightness of your screens and take in less blue light. There are also special glasses for this, but with the opportunity to control the setting of your private office it’s a great idea to focus on your lighting.
When you have your own private office where no one else will sit, it’s time to bring in a nice office chair. Think about it. You sit in that chair every day for hours a day, why would you not invest a little money into it so that it keeps you comfortable, sitting upright, and encouraged to do your work? You don’t want to slump into your chair but you don’t want it to hurt your back either. Investing money into a good office chair will change your whole situation. You’ll be surprised about how much better you feel and how much more work you can get done because of that. Office chairs should be high up on your priority list.
Accessories & Amenities
It’s important to make your private office as comfortable and productive as possible. To establish your ideal environment, you should also bring in things that you want around. Whether it’s a coffee maker, a plant, a mini fridge, or a microwave, whatever is going to keep you content and motivated should be kept in your private office. Put up photos of your friends and family that make you happy and encouraged. Everyone is different, but it’s clear that if you optimize your environment with amenities and accessories you will actually be able to get more work done.
Desk & Other Chairs
Your executive office desk is also hugely important. You want something with a decent amount of storage built in, but that’s just the beginning. There are desks in many different shapes and sizes. How much space do you need? What will you put on the desk? When you answer these questions ahead of time and plan out a clear, clean, and concise desk setup, you will know what you need.
Furthermore, you should bring in a chair or two for people who will come into your office. If you want to invite colleagues to your office to talk about something private or brainstorm ideas for a specific project, you want them to be comfortable too. That way they will slide into the conversation and you will make them feel at ease in your space.
Making a private office custom is something of an art. It needs to be highly functional while remaining comfortable and clean. It doesn’t matter whether you’re starting a business and moving into a new office building or are simply going back to work in your own private office, there are some essential details you should pay attention to. Customizing your office in the ways that make it more comfortable, productive, and efficient will make your days easier and your workflow steady. Don’t settle for less. Invest in yourself and you will see returns.