You have a personality, so why not show it? Whether you have a dedicated desk in a shared space or co-working environment or an executive suite, there are a number of things that you can do to make your startup space your own.
Why Personalize your Space
Whether it is a private office, shared office, or coworking space, personalizing your desk and work space can help to reduce stress and increase productivity. A clean environment that is personalized to you can also be more relaxing.
Here are some ways that you can personalize your space:
- Place appropriate photos of friends or family on your desk, or add a framed quote that will give you comfort and perhaps, inspiration. Bringing a little piece of home into the workplace will help make your startup space your own.
- Institute your own “clutter free” policy. Avoid the feeling of drowning in a sea of paperwork, so that you won’t feel overwhelmed and easily become distracted. File away anything that doesn’t need your immediate attention. A clean, clutter-free desk will invite creativity and help you stay more productive.
- Stay organized. When you have a place for everything and everything is in its place, it’s much easier to stay focused and productive. A disorganized desk invites distractions and makes it an uphill battle to get work done. Invest in folders or file storage solutions to keep paperwork off of your desk and in its appropriate place.
- Add personal accessories. A simple object that has sentimental value can do wonders to make your startup space more personal. Try to keep these accessories to a minimum to avoid clutter and choose ones that really have meaning to you.
Personalizing your startup space is all about telling your story. Make sure you tell yours.
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