Get a Happier Office in 2013

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Wouldn’t it be nice to walk into your office and sit down at your desk and get the same feeling you get when you walk into your home at the end of the day? The feeling of sheer happiness to be in a place which is warm, comfortable and stress free. Stress can hinder individuals’ effectiveness at work as it affects productivity, health, appearance, and of course, stress levels! If you can counter stress and make your office space a more enjoyable place to be in, then the chances are, your productivity will significantly improve, and as this improves, so will the quality and the quantity of work you are doing! Now, although you will still be at work, you would feel better, and as a result, you would be more productive, as well as being generally happier.

With this in mind, here are 6 ways to improve your office space in 2013.

1.       Purchase Your Own Chair

Buy an ergonomic chair, which supports your body and makes you feel relaxed and stress-free. Take time in deciding which chair you choose, as your chair is the centrepiece of your own office environment and can significantly affect your productivity, as its affects how comfortable you are.

2.       Organise Your Desk

Making your desk feel less cluttered will make you feel more relaxed and more in control of your workload. Use a filing cabinet to store all documents and store them alphabetically or chronologically, as this will make finding these documents simpler.

3.        Make It Personal

Adding colour to an office and making your office space feel more personal can make you feel more comfortable and more relaxed. Put pictures of your loved ones on your desk, so that when you arrive at work, you’re not only greeted by your colleagues, but also by your happy family.

4.       Get Environmental

Research has found that by adding potted plants to your desk you can reduce fatigue and illness, in addition to generally brightening up your office and benefiting the environment.

5.       Be Clean

By maintaining a clean desk you will be less likely to get ill as a result of bacteria being picked up on your belongings. In addition, by having a clean desk, you will remain relaxed, calm, and generally happy.

6.       Comforting Scent

If your office allows, bring in scented candles or incense sticks, which can make you feel less fatigued and can clear your mind.


Writing enthusiast based in the UK, with a keen interest in the office environment, writing on behalf of The Office Group, providers of quality office furniture throughout the Midlands.

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