Imagine: Modern Workplaces
If you think back to the days when you imagined what you thought your working life would look like, the chances are that you thought of a sleek office and a smart suit. What were you doing, how did you feel and where were you? That vision compared to the place you find yourself in today is probably dramatically different, especially with the changes that businesses have experienced through the pandemic.
Whatever path your career may have taken, one thing we do know is that your workspace directly impacts your productivity. You may have imagined being in a super smart, contemporary office and instead ended up in an uninspiring workplace with minimal natural daylight. If that’s the case then it’s no surprise you weren’t at the top of your game. On the flip side, thoughts of that first workspace you had as a young adult may bring back feelings of excitement, optimism and inspiration as you started your career. A workspace can mean different things to different people as environments will vary depending on the type of business you work in, particularly since the lockdown. A work environment can feel formal, welcoming, cosy, and relaxed, and shared spaces can be private or social. For many employees, the word workspace brings with it a strong sense of belonging and enjoyment, and a place for social interaction, but some don’t have the same experience and lack motivation.
Why your working environment is key for productivity
The space we work in can affect our productivity and motivation as it can alter our feelings and mindset. In order for us to function at optimal levels, our environment is key to achieving better productivity. The psychology is no different to how you make your house a home, your workspace should be treated exactly the same – wherever that may be. It needs to be comfortable, practical and inviting, and by putting your own stamp on it you will be more productive. It is the little touches sometimes that have the biggest impact – such as a plant, a photograph, nice stationery and desktop accessories – whatever it is, make it familiar and make it a reflection of you.
The working world may have changed but so can your sense of style, whatever your working environment. Think back to the younger you and create that very version of the workplace you envisaged, it will help make you more creative and productive.
Wherever you choose to work
Today, it is almost impossible to define modern working life – it could be at the workplace, in your home, a mix of hybrid working, in a coffee shop, or in a library. Aston & James have re-imagined the contemporary workspace and selected a collection of must-have office supplies so that you can turn your dull working environment into an inviting workspace wherever you choose to work. From colourful products and environmentally friendly supplies for the more eco-conscious consumer to smart innovations and vibrant solutions, we can help you reimagine your workspace into a place you visualise with a smile.
If you are thinking about revamping your workspace, or you just want to update it, we would love the opportunity to discuss your requirements. Get in touch and let us know how we can help. Alternatively, why not come along to our Oxford office furniture showroom in Witney and have a look at some of our products first-hand?