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Decorating for Productivity

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SAN DIEGO - Where you work has an enormous impact on how you work – on your ability to focus (and stay focused) and your overall ability to be productive.

That means the design of your office, whether you work at home or in a larger company environment, is of supreme importance. This isn’t just about Feng Shui, this is about producing results and getting things done.

Interior Designer & CEO of Home in Harmony, Christa O'Leary just sent her daughter off to college and decorated her daughter's dorm for maximum productivity.

According to studies done on workplace and productivity, the most significant factor in determining an employee’s ability to focus is their physical environment.

In fact, it’s been said that a well-designed office can increase your productivity about 20%. However, despite the studies and statistics, nearly half of the employers interviewed don’t consider workplace design a good business investment.

So what is a productivity hack to do? What if you work in an environment that doesn’t promote focus?

  • Creating an Organized Space is Critical to Productivity
    • A place for everything and everything in its place., this saves time, decreases frustration and increases productivity.
  • Lighting is critical for productivity
    • It is important to have a well lit space. Lighting impacts mood, energy level, ability to concentrate which all play an important role on productivity.
  • Toxins
    • Choose items that are healthful and non-toxic. Choose products that are healthy and don’t have off-gasses and include plants which are a natural filter.
  • Color 
    • Color has a psychological and physiological impact on the body and brain.You can use this to your advantage when designing a productive office space. Choose colors based on what makes you more productive.
  • Seating
    • You are spending a ton of time sitting at your desk. It is important that your chair is comfortable. If you are fighting all day because of an uncomfortable chair that will decrease your productivity and can lead to body ailments.

For more information on how to maximize your productivity, click on the link below. 

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