Ample space is necessary for your staff to work in the office efficiently but you don’t have to own or rent a very large unit to be effective. Often, it’s how you arrange your workspace that makes a difference. Read on for more suggestions that can get you started.
Get the Right Furniture
The size of your desk can affect your workflow. If it’s too big, it takes too much floor space. Too small and it limits your workspace. Also, though desks and office cubicles online are very affordable, purchase only those that will fit your needs.
Throw Away Junk
You might think that everything that’s handy can be used in the future, so you hoard on these supposedly “useful” items. It’s better to keep only the supplies and equipment that you need and then throw away, sell, or even hand out the seldom used ones.
Rearrange What You Have
Now that you’ve gotten rid of what you don’t need, put what you have left in proper order. Try grouping them according to how often you use them. Put those in spots near you while placing the less used items farther away.
Label Your Items
You may have a good memory, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t forget once in a while. Labeling can help you and others know and remember where things are, effectively making retrieval and storage faster and more efficient.
How many documents are currently stored in steel cabinets or wall shelves that are eating up your office’s precious floor area? Consider going paperless or at the very least, reduce paper usage. Convert the ones that you have into a digital format and encourage others to simply send electronic versions of documents and records via your internal office network.
Finally, don’t worry too much over keeping your desk perfectly arranged every time. Fussing over the little details can make you lose time rather than gain it. Remember, efficiency and productivity is the original reason why you wanted to optimize your office area in the first place.