Shared office spaces are great, they induce creativity and break the monotony of working from home. But they also have their downfalls, the major one being distractions. So let’s break this down into how you can get work done in a shared office space.
If you are going to try and get through the day without these miracle workers, think again. You just can’t focus as well with the constant background noise. Grab a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones and your favourite playlist and get work done. Bonus: They deter people from bothering you as well!
Nothing is truer than the saying “Empty desk, empty mind”. You really want to make sure that any visual distractions are gone. Having clutter on your desk can really stress you out, hampering your ability to get work done. Clearing out the noise and clutter is a great start.
Timers and goals are a great way to boost productivity in a shared office space. Set a work timer for yourself and don’t leave your desk until the time is up. The perfect amount of time to work is 53 minutes, then take a quick 7 minutes break/walk around and return to work.
All work and no play makes you a dull boy. If you really want to be productive, you need to have balance. By renting a space in a shared office space, you are able to better separate work and home life. We highly recommend this as when you get home you can somewhat forget all your work troubles.
This is by far our favorite rule. The two minute rules suggest that if something will take only 2 minutes to do, do it first. This will free up time later and make you feel more productive during the day.