Seeing is believing, as they say. With the correct visual stimulation, you can achieve great things in the workplace. And with that, we approach another of the five senses and the one most of would say we use the most: sight. Here are some things that are easy on the eye and should help you optimise your productivity levels.
If you already work in an environment where fresh air is in abundance then great, you have my blessing to skip this bit entirely. However, windows and a profusion of natural light are useful to all. Often all you see is a monitor screen, the four walls and your co-workers. A good way to boost productivity using your sight is to stare out the window. Preferably not the extent where you start to daydream, but to remember there’s a world out there can be a real pick-me-up.
Positive facial expressions and body language in general can come under this one. No one likes to see shrugging or melancholic faces when they do a scan of the room so let’s turn those frowns upside down. Positive energy is transmitted in all sorts of different way but mostly it comes through those you work with. Remember to practice what you preach though; give those pearly whites a flash every now and then.
Personalising your work station is nothing new but more often than not there is a method to the sentimentality you display when your prop up family photographs or treasured memories. Comforting as they are, they also remind you of why you are in work in the first place. We all work to make money but that money means we get to spend more time with the people who love us. A quick glance at a friendly face can be the difference between a sluggish and successful day.
Red is the colour of passion and of fury depending on how you want to channel it. It has been proven that working in an office with pops of, or even vast swathes of vermillion or crimson can help make the workplace feel more dynamic. Red is the colour of urgency and is the one you want your workplace painted when productivity is important but also when time is of the essence.
Giving yourself a little pep talk is made a lot easier when you can see yourself. Mirrors are good for enhancing the natural light of a place but also can be good when you want to check yourself out. Feeling positive about your appearance instils you with the confidence needed to work boldly and fearlessly.