A British study shows that employees who feel comfortable in their workplace are more engaged in their work. And we all know that a cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind.
So, if you work remotely, how do you keep your virtual workplace neat and tidy? Here are a few ideas.
1. Clean up and get up
Feel like it’s you versus your desk when you get to work? Put an end to the battle. Get organized and create systems. You need to keep your space functional. Keep in mind what applications you need for your daily activities and keep them handy. Browsers like Chrome allow you to organize different links in the bookmarks bar while giving you the functionality to create folders and even subfolders. Rambox allows you to have your most used apps in the same environment “a workspace” and you can have more than one depending on your projects or your needs.
2. Be a fan of Apps
When you work remotely, your computer is your office. And managing your entire office on a single device requires important considerations in terms of storage space, accessibility, and security. Using the right apps can help significantly in this regard.
It is important to make sure you can quickly access applications such as Google Drive, Gmail, Dropbox, Zoho, and Slack. It is best to define a specific use case for each of these applications. For example, email is only used for customer communication and chat is used strictly for team communication.
The daily organization includes reducing visual clutter, being clear about the week’s tasks, and being able to get into focus mode. The best way is to turn off notifications. Rambox has a Notification Center that allows you to customize them to your liking. You can also choose to separate blocks of time for specific tasks, this is the Pomodoro Technique, and isolate yourself to get into the flow and avoid distractions.
4. Have fun
We spend most of our time doing a task, so why not make it fun? Have quirky stationery, colorful keyboards, or personalized mugs.
Marie Kondo is known for suggesting that we shouldn’t get too attached to objects that don’t “bring us joy”. When it comes to your desk, you shouldn’t be afraid to be picky about what you put on display. If an object doesn’t make you happy, don’t put it on your desk. It’s a simple way to make sure you enjoy your desk space and don’t use it as a quick storage solution for random items.
An organized workspace doesn’t magically save time, but it helps you get more done because you know where everything is, you’re not overwhelmed by visual distractions, and you can focus on the task at hand.
Now that you know how to optimize your desktop and how Rambox can help you, try Rambox for free. All you have to do is download the program, configure it to your liking, and start enjoying its functionalities. No cards, no cheating, it’s that simple!