Whether you work 40 hours a week or 60 hours a week, productivity is critical to your overall success. Nobody likes to waste time, and employers certainly want to see that their employees are as productive as possible. So how can you become the most productive member of your team? Here are a few tips on becoming more productive from True North Desks.
A traditional desk keeps you tied down to one spot and in one position for your entire workday. Sitting all day is not only bad for your health, it can also negatively impact your productivity and creativity. If you work at a sitting desk, you only have that one option, to sit. But a height adjustable desk allows you to stand when you need a burst of energy then sit when you really need to concentrate on a task. Allowing your body to move around and change perspective at a stand up desk can refresh your mind and get you refocused on the task at hand.
This may sound counterintuitive, but take just 10 minutes at the end of your workday to assess what you have accomplished and what will need to be done tomorrow. Getting organized at the end of the work day means that the start of the next day will be smooth. Making a list or setting a schedule for the following day allows you to put your mind at rest when you get home. Sleep and time to recharge are vital to staying productive while at work.
Working at a standing workstation allows you to stay more mobile than if you were working at a sitting desk all day. Getting your body moving during the day helps to increase your energy, which in turn increases your productivity. There are many subtle, and some not so subtle, exercises that you can do while working at standing desks. Set a timer every 90 minutes to take a break from your work and do a few exercises at your desk or take a quick lap around the office.
When meetings require just a few attendees, consider having either a standing meeting at your standing desk or a walking meeting. People often feel more comfortable and involved in a meeting when they are moving, rather than stuck at a large table in a cold conference room. Everyone will feel more energized and productive after a successful walking meeting.
We’re not talking a big overhaul here, but creating a workspace that you enjoy looking at and working in all day will make a big difference in your attitude and productivity. Be careful not to overdo it, as clutter will have the opposite effect. Keep it organized. But one or two pictures plus some simple plants or greenery at your standing workstation can make a huge difference in how you feel at work.
When you feel ready to take the first step to becoming more productive at work, True North Desks has many standing desk options. One is sure to meet your daily needs. Request our complimentary brochure and get inspired.