“where to I start”
“How do I start”
“Should I start”
Well if that’s happened to you you’re not alone. Having an organized messy office creates a messy work environment and that in turn creates messy work.
Something a simple as rearranging your office furniture can communicate a better message about your strengths. Your office space is a statement about you and your brand so it pays off in impressions by arranging your office space to portray the right visuals.
Also, your furniture arrangement can improve collaboration and agreements. Consider where a member of your team or client sits when discussing a project with you. Is the chair directly across from yours? Does the person sit a bit lower than you and have to look up when speaking directly to you? This positioning places them at a disadvantage and elicits a more competitive than collaborative spirit.
Try placing the guest chair to the side of your desk instead of across the space from you. If space allows, create a conversation area away from your main desk. A smaller circular table with 2-3 chairs placed around it is more conducive to collaboration. King Arthur had the right idea using a round table for strategy sessions with his Knights of the Round Table.
How does your office space look? Is it cluttered and disorganized? It’s time to clear the desk and evaluate your office setting.