How Do You Organize Your Workspace?
One in four Americans wish they had a more organized workspace. Are you one of them?
Staying organized in the workplace is incredibly important and leads to better output and quality work. It can be tough to get started, though, especially if you have an excess of clutter.
The Benefits of an Organized Workspace
When there is an excess of clutter, whether it is physical or digital, the brain gets distracted. This leaves less bandwidth for the task at hand. When you are organized there are fewer competing items for your brain to focus on, and that makes you more productive! Other scientific benefits of organization include reduced stress, better eating habits, better success at achieving fitness goals, and better sleep.
A study conducted by HLW International LLP found that employee productivity levels were “highly influenced” by the cleanliness of their workplace. When you can find what you need, when you need it, you are working more efficiently. Organizing your digital as well as physical workspaces can help you have a clear mind and productive day.
How To Get Started with Organized Systems and Habits
Getting things organized is a start, but keeping them organized will help you experience success on an ongoing basis. Once you create a new organizational system, you’ll want to make sure you’ve put some systems and habits into place to help you stick to it.
For more tips on organizing your workspace, check out the following posts on our blog:
- 3 Key Areas to Organize at Work for Greater Productivity
- Take a Zone Approach to Get Your Workspace Organized
- 4 Tips to Keep your Workspace Organized
If you have strategies for how you organize your workspace, we’d love to hear about them in the comments. Or, if you’d like help implementing organized systems and habits in your home or workplace, please contact us.