Is there a better way to arrange your office
to optimize the floor plan?
One of our site’s users from California recently asked me this question about their office floor plan:
“I’m in a new office and have the opportunity to organize it to my liking.
I will eventually share this office with another manager.
1. take the seat by the door, thereby making myself more available to colleagues?
2. take a desk further from the door, to minimize interruptions?”
Feng Shui Your Office
Feng Shui is a philosophy in how energy flows in home design to facilitate good health and well-being. Optimizing the floor plan of your office area with Feng Shui principles in mind can improve your own personal efficiency. You, too, might be wondering, where is the best place to put my desk?
However, there is one more important factor to consider when devising your floor plan: eye strain!
If there is a large bright window directly behind you, and you work on a computer much of the time, the glare could drive you bananas!
Therefore, my answer is this: arrange your desk to face the door, unless there’s too much light on your computer screen, in which case, you may want to modify the positioning a bit (desks that come diagonally from a wall are perfectly okay — see photo above) or find a glare-reducer for your monitor.
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~ Margie Arnett, University Professor
The main thing, as always, is to find a floor plan that works for you uniquely. Sometimes, unusual solutions are best. For example, my spouse and I share a large standing desk in our kitchen, that faces out into the living room (and the room’s entrance, therefore it’s in the “power position”). Odd, perhaps, but it works fantastically well. Here’s a 15-second video I just took of our desk:
Prepare Your Desk for Success!
Your desk is the hub of productivity — it’s where you make the magic happen! However, this isn’t 1962! That means we’re no longer bound to a standard desk in order to do our work. Technology makes it possible to work in several key areas — the home, the office, the cafe, a parked car: you name it! It’s essential that you re-think your concept of what a “desk” actually is.
I strongly encourage you to take advantage of technological advances and try to office outdoors for a little bit each day. The fresh air is good for your body, and change of venue can improve your productivity! Take your laptop, your smartphone, your e-Reader with you — whatever mobile tools you need to keep your work flowing. All you need is a nice spot outside in the shade! Humans need fresh air and a change of scenery every now and then!
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Do you have any tips for how to best position a desk? I invite your questions and insights in the comments section below!