As an employer, you should therefore allow your employees to enjoy creative chaos and individuality. This makes them happier, healthier, and more productive. As nice as the “clean desk” may look, with these arguments you can certainly ignore the clutter.
Privacy protection: In open-plan offices, in particular, many employees feel that they are being watched all the time – by the boss, work colleagues, or even complete strangers. This leads to permanent tension and thus subliminal stress. More than half of German employees have the feeling that they are (very) often interrupted in their work – which of course reduces concentration and productivity. Curtain Makers London may help you to increase your privacy when you are inside the office.
Plants: Even if you do not use the plants as a privacy screen, they should not be missing from your workplace. Their green has a calming effect, they produce fresh oxygen and they also simply look beautiful. Particularly suitable for the office – as it is easy to care for – are, for example:
- Dragon tree
- Rubber tree
- Yucca palm
And if you want to top it off, you can also bring fresh seasonal flowers with you and place them in a pretty vase right next to the PC screen.
Photos: If you cannot see your loved ones for six, eight, or even ten hours a day that you spend at work, it is nice if you at least put pictures of them on your desk or at the partition walls, privacy screens & Co. hang. But be careful: your “party pictures” from the last bachelorette party or your holiday picture in a bikini have no place at work. Therefore, pay attention to the innocence of the motifs when choosing your pictures!
Motivation aids: We all know these days when work feels particularly slow or difficult. It’s good if you then have a little extra motivation to hand. Are there any sayings, pictures, or other gadgets that particularly motivate you? For example the postcard from the Maldives, where would you like to spend your next vacation? This makes overtime a little easier for the extra pocket money.
Snacks: Sometimes you get cravings, you need a little sugar for your nerves or you just haven’t had time for a proper lunch break. It’s good if you then have the “secret” snack drawer. Hand on heart: Who doesn’t like to nibble on a piece of chocolate, some gummy bears, or – as a healthier option – little fresh vegetables?
Tea: Since your body naturally not only needs food but above all a lot of fluids, you can take your favorite tea with you to work from now on. Especially in winter, there is nothing like a fragrant hot drink and tea is definitely healthier than juices or soft drinks!
Labello: Speaking of winter – do you know that too: You get completely dry lips from the heating air? Or does your mouth feel completely dry after a long conversation with a customer? What helps then is a glass of water and some lip balm. But be careful: risk of addiction!
Headphones: Do you enjoy listening to music at work? For 90 percent of Germans, listening to music means pure relaxation. It can also help you to isolate yourself from the noise level in the office and to concentrate on your actual work without distraction. But of course, you can’t just bring a radio to work and fill the entire room with sound. So the solution is headphones!
Footrest: Despite an ergonomic workplace, many people suffer from back pain after long work at the desk, especially in the lumbar region and lower back. An ergonomic footrest can provide relief.
Seat cushion: A back-friendly seat cushion or tailbone cushion is also recommended. This relieves your spine and trains your back muscles at the same time. The seat cushions are available from different brands and in a wide variety of price ranges – depending on individual needs.