Studies have shown that a cluttered and disorganized work environment can easily lead to increased levels of stress and frustration. If your office is not arranged in a way that allows employees to function at their best, then it can create an environment where tensions are always high. To avoid this, now is a great time to think about how you can improve your mental health by organizing your office in the right ways.
Clear It Out
First, you want to get rid of anything you can. Go through desks, closets, and storage spaces and see what is simply collecting dust on the shelves. There are probably piles of useless papers stored all around your workspace. Get everyone to recycle unimportant documents and be sure to shred any paperwork containing sensitive information. Taking this step helps you get the process started and can boost your spirits to tackle the rest.
A Place for Everything
After you’ve gotten rid of whatever you’re able to, it is time to find a place for what remains. Everything in your office should have a designated spot. You don’t want to shove an important piece of equipment like your array scanner in a corner where it is inaccessible or at risk for being damaged. Take this time to think about how you can arrange the office to maximize function and you’ll be able to create a work environment where handling simple tasks is not a complicated effort.
Keep It Up
Consistency is key when it comes to organization. You can’t clean up your space once and assume it will remain that way. When you and your team practice the right daily habits, it can help you avoid allowing your space to slip back into a state of disarray.
By focusing your efforts on cleaning and organizing your office, you can do your part to reduce your stress and improve your mental health. Get started as soon as possible to make your work environment a more functional space.