The only thing that should be busy while you are at the office is YOU. This is really what all employers expect from us any time during our work hours. However, more and more employees tend to extend the busy routine when it comes to their office space. The workstation that is entrusted to us by our office should always be organized and clean. The overall mood of your workstation should be productive and positive.
But how do you achieve this?
- Keep papers organized - Be systematic on how you deal with paper works. Neatly file them in a binder or folder once done. This also saves you a great deal of time looking for a particular memo or correspondence.
- Abusive Post-it Users - Sure, they are cute and colorful, but abusive usage of post-in can look disorderly. Instead, keep a notebook where you can list down the items you need to deliver for the day. The same notebook can also be used to write down important telephone notes. Come to think of it, a notebook is harder to lose than a piece of paper.
- Your Desk is Not a Dining Table - Eat inside the pantry and not on your desks. If your schedule would not permit you to do so, make sure to clean it well by using a tissue damped in alcohol. This is your workspace, so make sure to keep all germs and bacteria away.
- Knick-Knacks Away - Keeping a single family picture is alright. However, posting a single photo of each family member is completely not cool. This is the same case when it comes to posting the picture of your favorite artists. Speaking of, I can't help but picture-out the workstation of a colleague. Imagine a workstation that is infested by Regine Velasques' pictures? Not really a decent way of managing your office space.
- Display What You Only Need - You only need a single black pen and a notebook. A calculator maybe if your work entails a lot of computation. But the point is, keep unnecessary items inside your pedestal.
How you start your day at the office pretty much dictates how it would end. By keeping your workstation tidy and organized, you promote creativity and a mood that promotes better work output.