Do you ever find yourself working at home and your eyes drift out the window? You finally snap to, refocus, and realize you lost fifteen minutes of your precious time. Dogs, dishes, babies and the million other things vying for attention seem to have a stronger hold over us when we are at home. Home is where we are supposed to engage with our space. It takes strong compartmentalization to turn that engagement with our environment on and off at will. Having a modern office space in Virginia Highland can help with this – and provide many other benefits.
Better Productivity and Focus
A visually clean environment will strongly contribute to your ability to place your mind at ease and where you want it to be. So many of our distractions grab through our eyesight. If you have an organized, clean workspace (and it is easier for many of us to keep our workspaces clean than our homes) you’ve eliminated a significant number of the focus-obstacles in your way.
This is only one of the reasons you should have a modern office space outside of your home. The hours of approximately 9-5 are traditionally for work. As the line is further blurred between home and office and productivity and entertainment, honestly you do not need more reasons, but here are a few more.
Interaction with Other People
It’s important to see other faces and remember how to say hello. Everyone has their desired level of contact during the day, with your own private locking office within a larger office only setting, you can determine how much and how little you engage with others, but engaging with others can often be extremely motivating and informative. I have often, hopefully, assisted many people I’ve met in hallways with solving a problem. A friend said the other day that he can say with 100% certainty that his business with nearly twenty employees would not be where it is today without the supportive group of people around him; his tribe. Conversation with others is also where innovation is fostered. The exchange of ideas is an upward spiral of innovation.
The nice thing about offices today is the modern office can feel more like home. It can be a comfortable space, which you can craft into a perfect productivity pod all your own. You can surround yourself with things that channel your thinking in a hyper productive and positive way. Verbal inspiration, visual inspiration and my last point of the day, sound.
Enjoy the Sounds
You can leave the door open to allow the perfect amount of noise. Too much quiet and your thoughts wander, but surround yourself with the right music or just the shuffle of feet in the hallway mixed with distant sounds of conversation can be enough to push your mind over the hump of chaos and into focus. Sound is one of the reasons coffee shops are a productive place to work. It’s the right amount of sound to force your mind into tuning out the unwanted and tuning in to the task.
So, if you would like to be more productive, we suggest finding yourself a modern office space in Virginia Highland and get to work!