Do These 3 Things.
Working remotely or working from home will likely become the new normal for many types of jobs and that can be a good thing. No long commutes, you can live anywhere thus lowering your cost of living, resulting in more savings for the future. While no one can know what that future may be you can do some things to make your present day to day life a little more pleasant when it comes to working from home.
I recently came across this video by Andrew Roby, an event planner, on Linkedin and was delighted by it. He used several foundational principles I frequently recommend when designing office spaces.
Video credit: Andrew Roby, LinkedIn post
Several of them are listed in an article I wrote in March of 2019, 7 Tips for a More Productive and Healthier Workplace.
The design concepts I outlined support greater creativity, clear focus and productive assertiveness as well as business brand support.
Here’s a Sample of 3 things that Andrew Roby got right:
1) Color choice. He choose a rich deep green/blue color. This is a perfect color for an office as it stimulates focus and creativity. Please stop using grays and beiges. These are the colors of death and decay, they inspire nothing and will actually bring your mood down.
2) Inspiration. Surrounding the work space with visual media that supports the business brand and business vision. The d’objets and paintings are clearly reflecting his personality and unique style that sets him apart from other businesses in his industry.
3) Space planning. All objects of inspirational support are placed in such a way it is the first thing he sees when entering the work space and the last thing he sees when he leaves and shuts the door. In addition to the start and end of the working day he has placed them behind his desk which is energetically deeply supportive. Think of the expression “I have your back”.
This last part is so important I cannot emphasize it enough. When entering a space (of any kind) it is the first impression from what you see that shifts your metal focus and either feels supportive, the opposite or nothing at all. How you plan your space visually not just pragmatically can make the difference between feeling like you are merely toiling at work or thriving at work.
Work is work but it is also fun and should be given reverence. It is what we do, what we contribute and we all deserve to work in an environment surrounded by beauty.
Congratulations Andrew, well done!