Your office cubicle is your home away from home. Given that we spend so much time at our desks, it’s important that our workspaces nurture our spirit while reflecting who we are and motivating us throughout the workday. Customizing your cubicle through specific Feng Shui design elements can make your space more balanced, re-energize you when you’ve been in a slump at work, make you happier and more comfortable, and it can even make you more productive.
But there’s a catch – most workspaces are not entirely private – so it’s important that your cubicle represents the most professional version of yourself. Here are what we consider to be the three essential ingredients for achieving balance and harmony in your office cubicle:
Make Color a Forethought, Not an Afterthought: We all know that adding color is a quick and easy way brighten up any space. Workspaces, however, require some extra thought and consideration given the psychological impact colors can have on you, your co-workers and even your clients. The colors you select should align with the work you do. For example, I often recommend neutral color schemes for law and accounting firms, calming colors in medical settings, and more vibrant color combinations for creative studios.
Integrate Lighting for the Task at Hand: Up to 80% of the information we process at work is visual. And yet, most cubicles are set up in spaces with high ceilings, industrial florescent lighting and poor visibility. Thoughtful integration of task lighting is more than just “good Feng Shui” – it has a significant impact on our ability to process information. Circa Lighting and Rejuvenation are two of my favorite resources for brightening and accessorizing office spaces. Great desktop options include the Joan Table Lamp and the Bruno Table Lamp.
Minimize Clutter by Staying Organized: Clutter does not make for a productive or Feng Shui friendly workspace. Clutter typically falls into four categories: things you don’t use or love, things that are untidy or not organized, an excess of things that don’t fit into a space, and unfinished things. Poppin is a fantastic resource for all things office design including colorful file sorters, trays, computer monitor riser and desk organizers. I also love this HEPA air purifier for group spaces where you can’t control the air quality and this UVC sanitizer wand for the post-pandemic workspace. Poppin’s mantra “Some Might Say We’re Type A” really resonates with me!
Remember, investing in your workspace means investing in YOU!
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