25 May 2018
Making Your Office Feel Like Home
Here’s the truth. A large majority of us has been brought into this world to get educated the first quarter of our lives and spend the remaining years getting full-time jobs to support ourselves. For most, our office serves as a second home. In fact, in some cases, workers spend more time in their office than their own home.
This encourages the need to find comfort in our environment to ensure maximised productivity and quality work done.
Comfort can be found in the simplest of details, from the way we dress to office accessories. Here are some suggestions to spice up your office environment and make you feel at home:
ClothesFirst impressions are crucial, and more often than not, you will be critiqued based on your outfit.
- Be smart, but get comfortable.
- Choose happy colours.
- Darker colours can symbolise professionalism for important days and meetings.
- Chuck those heels and embrace work slippers.
- Stock up on basics – little black dresses for the ladies, and button-ups for the men.
- Some might even say wearing the same clothes might increase productivity (decreased decision fatigue)
- Different notebooks for different tasks (e.g. to-do list, ideas etc.)
- Calendars and planners
- Making use of letter trays, boxes, and glass jars etc. for storage
- Quirky stationery that doubles as desktop decorations
- White boards and/or chalk boards and/or cork boards
- Comfortable chairs for conferences and meetings
- High-speed Wi-Fi
- Throw pillows for comfort
- Bean bags for lounging
- Exercise equipment (in-house gym)
- Paper shredder for clearing the mess
PantryA hungry man is an angry man, and that is the last thing anyone needs in an office setting.
- Coffee machine for the early birds
- Healthy snacks (replacing those potato chips with crackers and dips)
- Water dispenser
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