There’s no one-size-fits-all way to place an office desk and ensure high productivity. Everyone has different work habits and gets distracted by different things.
Some people need to feel the sunlight on their skin to soak up the motivation necessary for completing tasks efficiently. Others are more productive when sitting in a corner, away from noisy colleagues and other distractions.
That’s why there are many ways to position your desk for maximum productivity, but these are the best options to consider.
Face the Wall to Avoid Distractions
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If you’re easily distracted, a corner workstation might be your best option. It can help you focus on the task at hand without being tempted to engage in casual conversations with colleagues or waste time looking out the window.
Of course, there are other types of office desks to choose from. You can place any desk to face a wall and limit countless distractions.
The only thing to consider is whether that can boost your productivity or perhaps make you feel confined. It may not be a good choice if facing the wall or sitting in a corner makes you feel claustrophobic.
Face the Door If You Need to Interact with People
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If your workday includes a lot of human interaction, facing the wall may not be such a good idea. It can make you seem closed off and negatively affect office collaboration and communication.
To prevent your co-workers from worrying about interrupting you, position your desk to face the door. Whether it’s an executive corner desk, a standing desk, or any other type, facing the entrance will make you seem open and help you oversee the entire office.
Sit in the Middle of the Office and Enjoy Natural Light
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If you’re easily distracted but don’t want to stare at a wall all day long (or feel claustrophobic), you can consider placing your desk in the middle of the office, ensuring you have a nice window view.
Whether your corner office desk faces a window or a wall with a side window, being in the middle will help you feel less constricted while still avoiding distractions. The best part is you can enjoy natural light. It can improve your mood and inspire you to be more productive.
There are many more ways to increase productivity with smart office design, but your desk is a great place to start. How you position it can make a world of difference to your productivity.
When choosing the right desk position, consider your specific needs and habits, office space, and any office distractions that may be slowing down your productivity. Try several desk placements to determine what works for you and watch your productivity skyrocket.