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Keep order in the office

Maintaining order in the office is important to promoting good energy around the workplace. Here are just some of the ways how to go about it.

• Order and Power

Keeping the office in order is not only convenient; it is also a way to be more productive. Ordained environments motivate us to perform the work, relieve our pressure and minimise the feeling of general discomfort. Also, having order promotes the free movement of productive, creative practises and is essential for the proper performance of our duties.
To maintain order, we need to have a suitable and visible place for all papers, elements and tools. Do not try to hide everything in a filing cabinet or clutter up drawers so it is out of sight, but rather, keep “everything in its place”.

• The key area to maintain order

We need to have enough space to put each item away tidily, so that it is always close at hand. We can allocate drawers or shelves for each type of items, such as pencils, staplers, punches, grinders and others in a drawer. For others, such as printing papers, we can dedicate a shelf to them, along with folders etc.

So, you always should have everything you need without having it permanently on your desktop. Keep everyday items around, to avoid interrupting your work when you need them. For example, you often need to hold papers together. Do not let the clips and staplers stray from your desk, because if you get up to go and get them, you will invariably be interrupted from your work.

• The order in the office has its advantages

Similarly, keeping as much free and open space (particularly the work area, such as office and desktop) will allow for better concentration and less distractions. You can focus on the task at hand without getting interrupted in your work analyses or mental fixation on other issues, such as when we procrastinate and hold back on tasks yet to be finalised.

Finally, having order allows the circulation of energy. Cluttered environments produce tight feelings of chaos and lack of space to move. This perception is harmful to your productivity. Instead, the orderly, neat and spacious environment will allow for a perception of freedom, space for growth, and will facilitate the movement of the energies in the work place. It’s a big decision, but it is easy to apply these simple steps.

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