Moving into a new office can be great. Whether you have received that hard-earned promotion or leased a place for your own company, an office can be fantastic for your work efficiency and your mental wellbeing. Moving into a new office can be much like moving into a new apartment; at first, it feels very impersonal. But within a few weeks you have left your mark on the place, and you feel like it is your own. You know every corner, every nook, and cranny, and have decorated it to your specifications and personal taste.
What Will did I Need?
A lot of people when first moving into a new office will be uncertain about what is needed. Thankfully, there are many companies that aid with furnishing your workplace and offer great guides and tutorials on how to get started. There are a few basic items you will need to boost your efficiency and make your office presentable. While you don’t need to go overboard and start buying fridges and televisions, there are a few things that are absolutely mandatory for every office, and some things that are not, but really help to give a more professional feel and boost your work rate.
Get a Good Plant
This cannot be stressed enough. A good Ficus can not only oxygenate the air around you but improve your mental wellbeing. Studies have proven that people who work in an environment surrounded by plants and natural light are much more likely to produce work efficiently and faster, and innumerably boost their work-rate. This is why many offices across the globe have big windows and huge plants in the working space, so as to increase their office effectiveness and the speed at which their employees turnover work. Not only that but working around plants can really improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Get a Comfortable Chair
Studies have proven that office workers who sit in office chairs for prolonged periods of time are more likely to experience serious back issues in the future and are more likely to require the services of chiropractors. When working in your own office you afforded more leniency when it comes to what chair you use and how you use it. In a larger office with many employees sharing the room, it is very unprofessional to bring in your own chair from home. However, when working in a private enclosed space it is more appropriate to have your own chair suited to your personal needs and comfortability.
Get a Desk
A big desk is always recommended when working in your own office. Both for its storage and convenience, a desk can toe the line between CEO and sales representative. Often the bigger the office, the bigger the desk, the bigger the personality. By having your own desk you are a lot closer to the financial stability and independence you desire, and much more likely to be taken seriously than somebody working off of a metal table.
Get a Fan
When working in hot climates, offices can become very stuffy and almost suffocating. In any office you work in it is important that you have your own fan and do not share one, so you can keep yourself cool and keep yourself efficient all of the time. When sharing a fan you may have to suffer on hot days while the other person uses it, so you should bring your own fan in so that you don’t suffocate or overheat. Working in very hot environments can be damaging for your health and make it difficult to focus on your efficiency and meeting your targets.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
Equally, when working in hot environments, you should have a dehumidifier too. Dehumidifier’s work by sucking all of the moisture out of the air and drying the room out. Working in a humid environment can become very uncomfortable and can promote mold growth and harmful spores and bacteria. By keeping your room dry and cool you will be able to focus more on your work than on the harsh environment in which you are working. A dehumidifier can be bought for a relatively low price and can come in all shapes and sizes.
When working in your own private office you can easily become carried away and start decorating your office inappropriately. You should always adhere to professional standards so as to not make yourself appear infantile or immature. If you have just been promoted and the first thing you do is move a minifridge and a big-screen television into your office, you’re going to come across as infantile and mischievous.
Be sure to act accordingly in strict adherence with company policy and decorate your office both efficiently and sparingly so as to avoid having any unwanted attention from superiors or other colleagues.