Your office space, and the way you are when you are within it, is not just a reflection of your own style and attitude but also an extension of your employer and the company as a whole. So it is of the utmost importance that you work to put you best foot forward when it comes to the way you design and decorate your office space. Here are some pointers to keep in mind:
The best offices have a color pallet that fit the work that is to be done day in and day out within that space. Neutral colors along with a conservative decor create a sense of calm and serenity and are often seen in banking, medical, and legal service industries. On the opposite side we have the photographers, writers, and graphic designers, who rely on their creativity and often shun conventional wisdom and conformity. Choosing colors that fit the mood for the work you do can make you feel more at home in your work space.
All offices need at least a few choice pieces of furniture, even just a single desk and chair are needed at the bare minimum. Whatever your overall décor plans may be or what your furniture needs may be, you can create a unique and creative vibe for your office space by breaking the mold when it comes to office furniture. Look for better options which offer both functionality and creativity. Chairs do not have to be uncomfortable and your desk does not have to be boring!
Conquer the Clutter
Piles of papers, memos, reports, mail, to do lists, and other records and files can quickly accumulate and get out f hand. Without a conscious effort to stay on top of the paper mountain it can soon take over the entire office. We know we need to clean and declutter and we keep promising that we will get to it soon- but we never do. Make it a point to spend a few minutes every day to go through the clutter and clear it out. A neat and organized office instills an image of competence and reliability and that is what you want people to see as soon as they walk into your office.
For most business out there today, office space is hard to come by and is usually held at a high premium and there is always someone wanting to get moved up and take over your space. It is important to use the space that is available to you to its fullest potential so you can show that you know how to handle things and can be trusted to make smart choices and good management calls. You need to work on creating and maintaining functional spaces within your office nook for all of the important activities that you have to do there- day after day. If you don’t someone else may sweep in and do it for you and steal the space right out from under you!
Make sure you are making smart design and décor choices when it comes to your office space- a lot rides on the way people see you and your office is a huge reflection on you and your abilities so do not take it lightly!