How to organize your office for maximum productivity
HOW TO ORGANIZE
YOUR OFFICE FOR
Having an optimal workspace can greatly affect your productivity.
Here is what you should do.
Start with a purge
The Goal = A space
that is completely
free of clutter
Depending on the condition
of your office, the purge
could take anywhere from a
few hours to a whole day.
Create a catch-it space
A tray for
A shelf or a box for
It helps you to keep your office clean with little effort and should be
set up in the most obvious area of your office.
Keep your desktop clear of clutter
The most important physical space in an
office is the desktop.
Most people find that they are most
productive when working at a desktop that is
free of clutter.
Place two document trays on your desk
A two-tray system is the simplest and most effective for
handling incoming paper.
Documents you've opened or
looked at, and need to deal withNew documents
Create two zones
You spend most of your time here, knocking
stuff out and getting things done.
Zone 1: Computer work
An area clear of monitors, cords, and chargers.
This is where you go when you thumb through
documents, use your iPad, sign papers, scan
documents, or stamp envelopes.
Zone 2: Non-computer work
The two-zone approach you both organize your work and your approach to
getting the types of things done that you deal with on a daily basis.
A desk drawer is the
logical place to keep
items out of sight.
Avoid the temptation
to keep your stapler,
tape dispenser, and
paper clip holder on
top of your desk.
These supplies need
to be stored in an
accessible place like
Place physical objects into drawers or organizing trays
Get a bigger trashcan
Clear unnecessary paper than keeping it
Prevents trashcan overflow and absorb
Make sure to recycle when possible!