The right environment can have a direct impact on how people work. Cramped spaces, disorganized file cabinets, and cluttered desks can create the feeling of stress and even impede workflow. Cleaning and tidying up is a simple solution to the problem, but the secret to efficiency and productivity might be found in a different approach.
Minimalism is a philosophy that encourages you to keep only what you need and eliminate everything else.
This may sound straightforward enough, but anyone who’s ever had to organize a disorderly office knows the anxiety that comes from going through messes and deciding what’s worth keeping, donating, or discarding altogether.
When creating your very own minimalist workspace, you don’t have to ‘get it right’ the first time. Feeling out how a space affects your work, how you want to decorate, or even the best way to organize your files comes with actually operating in that space—it’s a constant endeavor that takes time but certainly can boost your productivity.
Now that you’re ready to take your spring cleaning a step further, without further ado, here are our 4 quick tips to becoming an office minimalist.