Have you ever switched off your computer at the end of a long, stressful, hard-working day feeling you possibly haven’t accomplished as much as you thought you would? You have a to-do list and a target for the end of the day, and you find by the time the clock strikes home time, that list is even longer, and the target you set is edging further away.
We know the feeling, keeping the productive ball rolling is a tricky task, and managing your time correctly throughout the day is even harder, but not if you know where to start.
Where to Start?
The first thing to do, is you must keep a tidy workspace. A clean and tidy desk is a clean and tidy mind, that’s the rule we follow. A good office layout with kind furniture that compliments your work and the style of it, is crucial to have when being productive. Using drawers or cupboards to organise any files, thus keep keeping them out of sight or places to store electronic devices such as laptops and cables can contribute to general well-being.
Keeping desks clean and tidy will allow teams to find the documents and information in a much more quick and efficient manner.
Any office space is capable of promoting collaborations between teams. This can be done by choosing versatile furniture and placing it in suitable positions where teams can interact. This will prove to be an essential steppingstone when increasing user experience and designing collaborative workspaces that encourage and increase employee interactions. One thing you will have to do is make sure that each piece of furniture is adapted to the type of work you and your company intend to use it for, whilst also thinking about tones, materials and the layout of the space.
The Social Side
Generally speaking, when someone works for longer periods of time, we automatically assume that they are getting more work done. However, it is actually the complete opposite. When someone is deep into a piece of work, they completely forget about the world around them, only having time for that one task and not spacing out workloads. Time will fly by without a care in the world and by the time you’ve finished, there’s another mountain of work you’ll need to get through.
When planning out your week, it is always right to organise your daily tasks one by one, but never forget to take those breaks! Eventually, you’ll be crying out for that hour of lunch you cam back from early. Eve with this hour free in your day, be sure to take 5-minute breaks for every two or three tasks you complete, then you can return to your next goal on that to-do-list of yours. The moral of the story is to make sure that you allow breaks every so often to grab a drink, stretch your legs and socialise with colleagues who are doing the exact same as you!
One Simple Rule
This is what we like to call the “2-minute rule”. If you have any little windows of free time at work, fill those with any small task you may have outstanding. We have found that completing tasks that take 2-minutes or less to carry out, will actually save you more time. So, get onto it!
There is, however, another aspect to this special rule. This is the fact that any goal or habit can be started in less than 2-minutes. No, this does not mean you can complete any task in 120 seconds but starting some new goals is the first step to achieving them.
Not Everyday will be the most productive; but don’t get annoyed about that. What you should do is go home, rest and refocus your energy and implement these tips in your next working day. Once you find the sweet spot that works well with you, you will be astounded at how much you can get done in and out of the office.
We want to make sure that you’re productive in your own office space, but you first must find that office space to be productive within. Let Officio help you find your ideal office space to help with your daily goals. Call us today on 020 3053 3882 or email us on email@example.com for more information.