How to Give Your Office a Productivity Makeover

Are you in love with your current office workspace or is your office looking a little drab? Either way, there are many ways to redesign your office that will actually improve your productivity. We’ve compiled a list of tips for making some changes around your workspace that will help complete tasks more efficiently.


Encourage Collaboration

Encourage Collaboration

With today’s emphasis on workforce collaboration, it’s important to create a warm and welcoming office space that others can feel comfortable approaching. One simple way to accomplish this is by leaving your office door open to promote a collaborative environment. If space permits, also consider adding additional chairs to encourage group brainstorming sessions, meetings, conference calls or other collaborative gatherings.

Incorporate the Right Colors

Incorporate the Right Colors

It has been proven that certain colors are more welcoming, increase social interaction and have a positive impact on productivity. Blue, for example, is known to boost productivity and increase efficiency. Other colors, such as white and yellow, are seen as optimistic colors that can increase your concentration and have a positive impact on your mood overall. By incorporating these colors into your office through paint and décor, you can create an environment conducive for a productive workday.

Increase Physical Activity

Increase Physical Activity Throughout the Day

Sitting for more than eight hours a day can not only lead to serious health risks, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, but it can also stifle your creativity and productiveness. To combat the negative health consequences associated with remaining seated all day, try incorporating a sit-to-stand desk in your office. This will also allow for flexibility to adjust your work station for your comfort level.

Reduce Clutter

Reduce Clutter and Stay Organized

Time spent looking for files and supplies is productivity lost. Spending the time to organize your files, office supplies, to-do lists and post-it notes will reduce the clutter overwhelming your desk and help to keep you organized. Opt for filing systems that make sense for you and desk organizers that keep the materials you need sorted and within arm’s reach. Reducing your office clutter will also leave you worrying less about the mess and focused on being productive throughout the day.

Some makeovers aren’t just for show. Try out some of these tips for increasing your productivity and see for yourself how a bit of simple redesign can make all the difference. For more information on CORT’s workplace solutions, visit