The Office Life: What Do Office Desks Say About You?

Indoff Commercial Interiors believes that office furniture speaks volumes about your business or company. We might not realize it, but the spaces we inhabit have an affect on productivity, mood, and how we feel about work. With Indoff, get comfortable and functional office desks that fit every work style.

If you’re like many hard working Americans, you have at some point stopped and looked around the surrounding office desks and wondered: How did it get like this? You see empty coke cans, half-filled coffee mugs, Post-it notes scattered like confetti, pens, files out of order, and maybe even a half eaten sandwich from the day before. Perhaps you are completely the opposite: your pens are neatly placed on one side, Post-its on the other, and files stacked in a  perfect perpendicular line against your origami tree. Your office desk can say important things about your personality and how you approach your work.

There are a few different categories that might describe your office desk and beyond. Perhaps you are a little bit of each. So what does your desk say about you?

The Spartan: This is for the minimalist warrior in you. A person that sticks to the basics, doesn’t fall for the unnecessarily ornate and doesn’t keep more than they need. They survive with little and can make it go a long way. This means your desk doesn’t pile up, get cluttered, or accumulate extra accessories or junk. You might encounter: a lot of free desk space, pens in place, folders organized and color coded.

The Collector:  It’s hard for you to let go. You consider that you might need that one Post-it note even though it’s been a week since that one meeting. The collector also takes a few days to clear out old messages, packages, or lunch remnants. You might encounter: big paper stacks, unorganized files, scattered pens, and random trinkets or papers.

The Information Geek: You are meticulous with information and you like to document everything to maintain order. A physical reminder is important for you and so your office desk is a kind of organized chaos, but what you exhibit has a distinct purpose. You might encounter: marked calendars, reminders, family photographs, reference books, maps, and/or project specific notes.

The Yogi: This office desk tends to be soothing to look at. This is for the person that is the best to handle stress, doesn’t panic, and usually calms everyone down when you’re close to deadline on a major project. They might do Yoga or meditation on their lunch hour. You might encounter: soothing plants, pleasant colors, a Buddha statue, and an organized surface with an added element of inspirational posters or items.

Be the Best with Indoff Office Desks

Regardless of what type of personality might describe you, the quality of the office desks will set the stage. High quality and well-designed furniture provides the comfort and professionalism needed to keep order and encourage productivity. Set the stage with Indoff Commercial Interiors and get started on your way to success.

Optimizing Your Office Desk for Productivity

businesswoman happy sitting on her desk with her arms crossed

Did you know that productivity can be directly related to the environment around us? If your environment is cluttered, clunky, or otherwise distracting, it can affect your productivity, making you distracted as well. Luckily, there are certain ways you can organize your office desks to make them help you be more productive—and there are options to match everyone’s work habits.

Tip #1: Organize and Declutter

No matter what kind of work habits you have, this one is a must. A cluttered, overbearing workspace can really drive you insane. Office desks should be organized, uncluttered, and give you ample space to work. You never know when you’ll need to dig through endless manila folders spread out in an array on your desk or to eat a meal there when you’re swamped. You’ll want a big, organized desk that gives you the freedom to do so.

Tip #2: Keep Everyday Items Where You Can Reach Them

Things like tissue, your coffee mug, pens and paper, your planner, etc., where you can easily reach them. This will make everything more fluid, increasing your productivity and making your workspace more comfortable.

Tip #3: Your Office Desk is Only as Good as Your Chair

If you really want to be comfortable and productive while working, you’ll need a good desk chair that fits your needs. A good desk chair will help with your posture, ensure you’re comfortable even when sitting for long periods of time, and can help increase blood flow, which can be out of whack when you site for a long time. You’ll want a chair that’s ergonomic and comfortable and while we’re at it, matches your office aesthetic.

Tip #4: Use Folders and Desk Organizers

The best way to stay on top of your tasks is to keep everything organized. Manila folders are one of the best ways to keep all of your documents organized. You can even take it a step further and use a desk organizer to keep all of your manila folders organized. You can organize them by importance, date, client name, or whatever it is you need to do in order to keep it together nicely.

Tip #5: Get the Right Desk for You

Whether you need a desk with a ton of drawer space, an l-shaped desk that provides lots of wiggle room, or everything in between, getting the right office desk for you is sure to improve your productivity. If you’re in the market for new office furniture, such as a new desk or chair, Indoff Commercial Interiors has options for you. Contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer!

Choosing the Right Office Desks

beautiful black walnut office desk with modern looking chairWhen you work in an office, your home base is your desk. This is where you make deals, create products, provide services, or whatever it is that you do is done. Office desks not only provide the foundation for your work area, but they also create a certain aesthetic for your office. If you have an open workspace for your employees, office desks set the tone for the atmosphere in your space, not to mention give your clients a sense of the type of company you are (if you bring clients into the office). So when you are deciding what type of desks you want for your company, you have a couple of things to consider. At Indoff Commercial Interiors, we have some tips to start off your search for the perfect office desks to suit your needs and aesthetic.

What Will Your Employees Be Doing On Those Office Desks?

It seems like an obvious question, but you’d be surprised how many employers don’t ask themselves this question.

Do they need a simple computer station?

Simple computer desks are ideal for industries whose work is exclusively on computers. This means that your employees will not be meeting clients, or your already have a room set aside for such meetings. These office desks provide space for necessary computing equipment and little else.

Do Your Employees Provide a Face to Face Service?

If your employees provide a face to face service, or meet with clients often, they probably need more room in order to be able to see their client and their computer at the same time. Larger desks can provide room to write, take notes, or keep important papers at hand when you need them.

Do your employees engage in creative design?

A worktable space would be more ideal than your standard computer office desk. These larger tables can accommodate computers, design space, and more. They are also typically higher in case your employee needs to be going back and forth between tables.

Other Things to Consider

How much room does their equipment need? Do they have personal printers you need to accommodate? These are all questions you need to ask yourself before committing to a certain style of office desk. In addition, you also want to consider options like standing desks to keep your employees happy and healthy. By promoting employee welfare, you will benefit from happier employees and higher productivity in turn.

Find the Office Desks You Need with Indoff Commercial Interiors

At Indoff Commercial Interiors, we specialize in providing quality office furniture for the El Paso area. We pride ourselves in keeping a variety of styles and materials so you can find exactly what you want to match your company’s goals and aesthetic. From office desks to office cubicles, your office will never look better with our help. Find out more about our services- contact us today!