This post is a guest contribution by Audrey Ang, from Dragon Law
The average working adult spends more than 8 hours a day tied to their office desk. That’s equivalent to half the time one spends awake for most people! Tidiness in the workplace has a direct impact on your mental and physical well-being. You will be more productive and “in the zone” with adequate and conducive work space, than when it is untidy squeezed and cluttered. Here are five tips to help you free up space.
1. Pack away the unnecessary
The first step towards a freeing office space – packing away all that clutter. Be ruthless. Do you really need that commemorative plaque from 10 years ago? Or that pile of event booklets collected from every conference you’ve been to? Making your workspace as clutter-free as possible improves your productivity, lessen distractions and allows you to tap into the zone more easily.
2. The ‘Boss’ sized table
When optimising space, functionality really does trump clunky statement pieces. Why cramp up small offices with large tables and decades old document cabinets? Free up space with smaller furniture and put your document boxes and marketing materials at an external storage space.
3. Hot desking
Claimed to be the “workspace of the future”. Hot desking has already been implemented by several corporations. ‘Hot desking’ is where employees don’t have a set desk but can use any available desk. This optimises office space to accommodate group discussions as well as utilise any unused desks when employees are away from office.
4. Sharing office space
By optimising your office space, you can even generate income from the freed up space! More and more businesses are choosing to share office space. Sharing a working space by renting out a part of your commercial property might be a great incentive to free up space and supplement your business income.
5. Rely less on paper
Broad concerns have been voiced over paper-based processes, with close to half citing cost and security as the primary issues. With less than 10% of business processes forecasted to rely on paper by 2018, the move to digitalisation is inevitable. Save on printing costs and join in on the move to digital. But how do we work on documents collectively in an efficient manner without a hardcopy? Cloud computing is just the answer.
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