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4 Ways to Improve Your Office Environment

Whether you’re working from a home office, or in a big corporate office, investing a little to make your office a nicer space can do wonders for your productivity. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably strongly influenced by how comfortable your work space is, so a small investment can go a big way into ensuring you enjoy being in your office and are working as well as possible. Here are four simple ways you can improve your office environment.

1. Add Some Plants
Adding some living plants to your office is a great way to add a pop of colour and a little life to your work space. It’s worth thinking about plants that are easy to care for, as you wont be around on the weekends to water them (unless it’s a home office) and this also makes it easier when you’re away for your vacations. Another benefit of plants is that they actually release oxygen and clean up the air, so they can help improve the air quality of your work environment.

2. Have a Work Pet
If your work space is open to pets coming into work, it can be a great way to change the mood of an otherwise drab office environment. It’s pretty hard not to be happy when there’s a cute puppy around. Many offices are allowing their staff to bring their pets to work occasionally to help boost moral and transform the office mood. If you do take your dog into work, don’t forget to bring some treats along like so your pup has something to do while you’re working.

3. Consider a Standing Desk
I personally find it very hard to be sat down in the same position for eight plus hours every day. A standing desk is the perfect solution for that, especially if it’s one that alternates between a standing and sitting height. You can sit down when you’re really focused on something and then stand up again to get your blood flowing and your energy levels uplifted. If you’re not sure whether you would like a standing desk, you can easily experiment with one buy using a cardboard box to prop your computer up to a good height. You want it to high enough that your arms are at a 90 degree angle when typing – anything off that will probably be uncomfortable, especially over the long term. Try out a basic version of a standing desk and if you like it then it might be time to invest!

4. Add Some Photos
Why not add in some pictures of you and your partner to your work space, or some fun recent travel pictures? This is a great way to brighten up your office and remind you of what your priorities are. Another idea is that you can add a pop of colour to your office environment by adding in a vision board – this is a double whammy because not only will it brighten up your office, but it will help keep you motivated and ensure that you’re constantly thinking about and working towards your goals. If you’re in the middle of moving offices, why not look into working with some office movers to make the whole process easier for you.

With a little time and money, you can transform your office into somewhere you really enjoy being!