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Office organization ideas to increase productivity [infographic]

William Frierson AvatarWilliam Frierson
October 16, 2015


Students, grads and entry level employees, you need to have an organized place to do your tasks. And now is the time to get into the right habits before your health declines and you slide into a rhythm of low productivity. You don’t need to be a neat freak or wipe down every surface with bleach all day, but having a relatively organized work space does actually affect your productivity. If you’re shuffling between textbooks, laptop, tablet, cell phone, and then can’t find your bus pass when it’s time to go to class, that your mental disorganization will affect you. So it’s time to get organized. Here we offer some office organization ideas to get yourself cleaned up and working more efficiently! 

An organized work space helps you concentrate

An organized space helps because your eyes are not distracted by clutter and your mind isn’t distracted by disarray. Especially if your task at hand requires you to get inspired or creative, it won’t help if you have dirty dishes staring at you, reminding you to wash them.

First of all, you need to understand the value of being productive in the first place. If you don’t care about making the most of your time, you can just stop reading now. But if you do care, we offer five tips:

Below is an infographic from OmniPapers, that shows you how a workplace organization can become a key to self-development.

Five tips for getting organized at your desk

1. Pick up the clutter. Seriously, just get rid of the mess on your desk, and you will see a positive impact on your concentration.

2. Do you want to boost brain functions? No problem! Take several live plants and put them on your desk.

3. If you use a digital highlighter, you will become more productive, too. It helps to save time translating and transferring texts.

4. Don’t forget to take breaks. Breaks are critical to productivity. Step away to do something different, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Read the news, take a walk, or make a phone call to your mom. Without breaks, you’ll notice your brain feeling slow and inefficient at the end of the day. Remember, though, not to sleep or rest in the same place that you’re working or studying. When you do that, your brain doesn’t demark your work space as a “work zone”, which is important when you need to focus on work.

5. Pay attention to your chair and your posture. Pick a comfortable chair, stand up from time to time, and even try working from a standing position. All these factors can save you from aches and pains in your neck and back, which definitely impacts your productivity.

The infographic below illustrates how you can keep it all together.

ways to organize your writing cabinet

This article was written with contributions from Emily Johnson, a content strategist at OmniPapers.

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