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  • Writer's pictureRochelle Lowe

How to organise your desk for ultimate productivity

At Regal, we see a lot of clients – whether they have long-term leases, are hot desking for a few weeks or in shared office spaces with us. And when it comes to having an organised desk, we are the experts in knowing what this can do to your productivity. It can help create the best environment for accomplishing your work tasks.

To look at a messy, cluttered desk, makes it hard to focus on the tasks at hand and also makes it harder to find things you need, such as important documents, files, and even a pen to write things down! With the right workspace layout, your desk can become a space that encourages creativity and innovation.

Here are some desk organisation tips that we believe will help you with your productivity.

Eliminate distraction

Items that you use regularly should be close by on your desk. Having them either on your desk or in a personal storage unit is going to mean you don’t have to walk away to find them and therefore, get distracted from the job at hand.

Go through piles of paper

Allocate time to go through every single item that sits on your work surface. Organise any papers and use a filing system to sort them in a methodical way, so that they can be easily found when required. Piles of paper can be used as a way to procrastinate and put off completing a project. Important documents and files can go missing or be overlooked in piles of paper, meaning deadlines may be missed.

No food at the desk

Avoid eating food at your desk, this will ensure it stays clean from crumbs and spills. If you do eat at your desk, make sure you put all food waste in the kitchen bin or a bin away from your workspace, as this will reduce unpleasant smells from stale and old food.

Keep it clean and tidy

Now that you have spent the time to organise your own workspace, you need to maintain it! Spending 5 minutes each day to reduce the clutter and wiping your desk with an antibacterial cleaner will help you maintain a workspace that is primed for productivity and effectiveness. 

It’s easy to let the organisation of your desk drop when you get busy with other tasks, but remember how good it feels to arrive at work and sit down in a clean, clutter-free workspace. You’ll likely find that you have a better attitude towards your work and feel less stressed. Make it a priority to have an organised desk and take advantage of the benefits that come along with this.

For information about any of the office suites we have available, please contact us on 02 4855 1050.

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