If you work from home and your office looks like this:
You may want to rethink your priorities. Setting up a couple of tables and plopping your office equipment on it just doesn’t say successful entrepreneur or executive. What your office looks like has an effect on how you see yourself, how others see you, and your general well-being.
I’m not saying that you need to make everything so comfortable that you are constantly yearning for a nap. What I am saying is that you need to make your office look the way you want your business or work-life to be: successful. Before today, I wrote about two other lists you need to make that will give priority to your comfort and ease in getting work done in your home office. You can apply these tips to your office at work too.
The first list was all about what tasks you need to do there. You can read about it here. The second list was all about what tools you are going to need to perform those tasks. And that post is here. Today’s list is about your actual work environment, or the space where your office will be.
Consider these things:
- the ventilation or climate control
- how many electrical outlets, cable or phone lines you need
- how much lighting (natural and artificial) is necessary
- privacy and noise control
- physical and spiritual needs, such as – music, windows, artwork, family photos
Once you know what you need in your personal office, you can then plan your design. budgeting for your project will also be easier. Designing is the fun part.
Now that you have a comprehensive list of your needs, putting the design on paper is the next step. You can read here about how important the decor you choose for your office can be. If you find that the design step is overwhelming, call me. Space planning and design are part of the services I offer on my website.
I want you to have the best working environment that supports you specifically in all that you do. We want to avoid this:
“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” – Robert Frost
Your soul has a color. Let’s find out what it is….
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