How Does an Office Desk Impact Your Productivity?

Many people have been working from home over the last few months due to health concerns. Additionally, many businesses have decided to have their employees work from home indefinitely to encourage health and safety. This can cause difficulties for those who do not have a go-to office desk to work at. Without a designated space to work on your job tasks, your productivity can decrease drastically. In this blog post, we are going to discuss the ways your productivity is impacted by a home office desk.

Your Productivity and Your Office Desk

If you don’t have an office space already, it is highly encouraged you set one up. When you have a designated space to work, you will likely be more focused and be able to stay attentive to the tasks on hand. When you are working on your couch or at your kitchen table, it can throw your work-life balance off. So, be sure you have a space in your home for you to focus specifically on work. Then, you can take full advantage of the working-from-home productivity boost that many researchers find to exist. Below are some other ways your home office will impact your productivity.

It Provides Better Organization

It is no secret that home offices serve as a place to hold work materials. And sometimes, these materials can turn into clutter. When you invest in an office desk with drawers, you will have a much tidier space to work in. The organization of your workspace is a vital component when it comes to increasing your productivity. According to studies, the average person will spend 4.3 hours per week looking for lost papers. When you don’t have the necessary space for all of your critical paperwork and work tools, you won’t be as productive. So, it is best to purchase a desk with drawers that will hold all of the materials you need to knock out work-related tasks.

 

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It Serves as a Space For You to Focus

If you live with other people, whether it be a roommate or your family members, they may accidentally distract you when you are working. Getting work done in the dining room or at the coffee table can make you more susceptible to mid-day conversations with those you live with. While spending time with family is one of the pleasures of working from home, it can significantly hinder your productivity.

A home office desk is a space where the people you live with know you are working. When they see you working away at your to-do list, they will know to save the fun conversations for the dinner table. Also, if you have difficulty staying focused for the entire workday, bunkering down at your desk is a great way to eliminate distractions.

It Provides a Space of Your Own

If you do share a space with other people, you may feel as though you have no place for yourself to work. Whether it be a space for you to recharge, get work done, or a place for you to get creative, everyone needs a space for themselves. It can be very difficult for people to focus at work if they are uncomfortable or don’t feel creative. Thankfully, desks can easily be decorated and customized to make you get in the right mindset.

There are many ways you can decorate your desk so you feel more comfortable working at home. You can get a plant, a beautiful picture, or print and frame some quotes that inspire you. Do whatever you need to do to make your office desk feel like your special nook that is uniquely yours. Even if you have just a small corner in your room, a small desk can be exactly what you need to feel as though you have a place of your own.

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Our Holton Desk in the Hensons’ home office.

An Office Desk Makes You Feel More Professional

For most people, nothing feels less professional than working in your pajamas on the couch. Even if you are getting work done efficiently, working on the couch can leave you feeling sluggish all day. The truth is, your environment has a large impact on your mood and productivity. This is why an office desk is so important.

You have likely heard the phrase “fake it until you make it.” This saying can be applied to sitting at an executive-style, modern desk. When you feel as though you are an executive, your productivity will likely increase drastically. You will be in the right mindset to get work done and conquer the day. So, put on some new clothes (even if they are casual), and sit down at a great spot!

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Get an Amazing Home Office Desk!

Now that you know the productivity benefits of having an office desk, it’s time to invest in one! Even if you do plan on working at the office, having a home office can be the perfect spot for you to recharge after a long day and work on creative projects.

At Unruh Furniture, we build our customers quality, wooden desks that will last them a lifetime. We offer industrial desks, modern desks, and even desks for small spaces. Not to mention, each piece is completely customizable so you can have the workspace of your dreams. To look through our pieces, just browse our office furniture, choose your favorite, and start designing your desk!

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