Organizing Your Office: Appreciating What You’ve Got

Organizing Your Office: Appreciating What You’ve Got

How an Attitude of Appreciation Can Boost Productivity.

As we continue to explore what’s involved in being productive in your workspace, this second post in our series explores the role of appreciation.

The dictionary defines “appreciation” as the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something. A quote by Ralph Marston says, “Truly appreciate life and you’ll find that you have more of it.”

Organizing your workspace with a feeling of disdain and resentment is counterproductive to what you want to achieve, which is a positive improvement to your productivity and more efficient flow in your office.

How does an attitude of appreciation play a part in freshening up a stale workspace for better productivity? Appreciation:

  •  boosts inspiration
  •  replaces feeling like a victim to feeling empowered
  •  instantly lifts your mood, allowing for more tolerance and resilience to challenges
  •  fuels the desire to do better, more, and make improvements

When it comes to the nuts and bolts of how this plays out in getting your office organized, perhaps it might mean simply improving what you already have. Consider rearranging furniture or freshening up the esthetics with better lighting, new paint, flowers, or hanging some art.

With just a few minor changes, you can absolutely love being in your office and appreciate it even more. Who doesn’t want that?

It can be easy to focus on everything that’s wrong, and totally forget about what’s working well. So, I invite you to look at your office with a renewed sense of appreciation and see what a difference that makes.