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HOW TO DESIGN A PRODUCTIVE PERSONAL OFFICE SPACE

May 3rd, 2016

Luxury office spaces need to blend two very important things – style and functionality. At Casa Forma we are regularly asked to create luxury office spaces that reflect a business and an individual’s personality. One of the key things we examine when planning an office space though is productivity; luxury offices belong to busy people and we need to make sure their day is productive as possible. So here we wanted to share some tips on how to maximise your office productivity.

The Desk

Your desk is the loci of all work in your office. Many people like to have a luxurious desk in oak, mahogany or other rich dark woods. These desks create a stunning sense of style but they aren’t always the most useful for work. When you are buying a desk you need to make sure there are enough drawers for all the supplies and paperwork you regularly need, you also need to make sure that it has a large enough surface area to fit everything you regularly need on it – computer, books, paperwork, pens etc. One of the key ways people lose productivity is by having a cluttered desk – so make sure yours will be big enough to have space to work comfortably. In terms of organising the drawers make sure the top drawers contain the most regularly used items.

Your desk should be placed to expose you to natural light without having it in your eyes – this will keep you awake and focused.

The Desk Chair

Chairs influence productivity drastically – they also have a huge impact on our health. Ergonomically designed chairs are designed to help your posture and prevent back and neck pain. These are essential for anyone spending a long time at their desk and will increase your productivity.

Shelving

Having all your resources close at hand is a great way to ensure that you don’t have to search for things. Bookcases behind your desk are typical of a luxury office – they create a sense of authority and can make a good impression on new clients. However, the real point is to have all your books close at hand for when you need them. Arrange alphabetically but with a lower shelf specifically for books that you will use on a regular basis.

Art and Ornaments

Too much artwork and ornamentation on walls can actually be a distraction. Art and ornamentation should be used to inspire creativity when you need it without providing a distraction when you don’t. Positioning one piece of creative art on the wall opposite your desk is a good way to improve creativity. Other Ornamentation should, primarily, be out of direct eyesight so that it doesn’t distract you whilst working.

Relaxation Space

The average human mind can concentrate for 20 minutes at a time. You can increase productivity by making sure there is space to relax in your office. A comfy chair away from your desk or an area to gently exercise is a great way to free up your mind. Use this space to wake up, read or just clear your mind for 5 minutes every 20 minutes and you’ll find your productivity increasing rapidly.

These taken together will help dramatically increase your office productivity as well as creating an office space that reflects you and your business at its best.

Author: Carolina Sandri

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