In many ways, the attitude you have toward your job can be influenced by
your immediate surroundings. After all, think about the many hours you
spend each week in the office. Now look around and contemplate for a
moment, what if the environment here in my workspace could be changed,
even slightly..might that also change my attitude in a positive way?
The answer, according to experts who study such things, is yes.
Transformations in your office space, no matter how small, can truly
make a difference in your state of mind. And it doesn’t matter whether
you work in a corner office or a cubicle.
Let’s explore some
Almost every office is
flooded with bright, cold and impersonal fluorescent lighting. Although
this provides great visibility, it likely will do nothing to improve
your mood. If your boss and building supervisors allow, try keeping a
small, softly lit lamp on your desk. You might be surprised how this
subtle change in lighting around your immediate work area can enhance
things. Clear floor space.
Are their boxes stacked in a
corner of your cubicle? Or old magazines piled against the wall? Are
there stray chairs taking up space, chairs that nobody uses? Clear it
all away. By opening up more floor space, even if it’s just a few square
feet, you’ll get the feeling that there’s more room to move around,
alleviating the “cramped-in” feeling that comes with many cubicles.
Once again, if there’s no objection from your boss, try
placing posters on the walls depicting scenes of interest to
you..scenes that create a sense of relaxation for you. These might be
secluded beaches, breathtaking natural vistas, or perhaps a subject that
is close to your heart such as flowers, horses or children.
Install a unique screensaver.
There are thousands available, and
many can be downloaded for free. Choose several that appeal to you and
rotate them to constantly change the image portrayed on your computer