10 Office Desk Items to Improve Productivity

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Sitting at your desk for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year (give or take) can get boring fast. Boredom can lead to a lack or energy, creativity and productivity which in turn can lead to poor job performance. We’ve scoured the web to find some of the best desk items and accessories to help get you back on your grind. Whether you are working from home, one of our office spaces or our temporary offices, these items will help!

1. A Plant

Yes, a plant. Now you may be wondering why a small desk plant may increase your productivity, it’s actually a proven fact that exposure to the colour green can improve productivity!

2. Chewing Gum

Always keep an extra pack of gum at your desk, it has been proven through research that chewing on something can boost concentration levels.

3. Headphones (Noise Cancelling)

Offices can get noisy and provide distractions. When the office starts to get busy and phones start ringing, it’s time to throw on some of your favourite music. Music on, world off.

4. An Extra Light Source

According to studies, employees who are more exposed to light during office hours are more alert and productive than those who are not. Flick on that extra light for 30 minutes after you arrive at work for an extra boost to your morning!

5. A Blanket

A small blanket at your desk can help when temperatures in the office aren’t to your preference. If it gets too cold, throw a blanket over you to keep you warm and productive!

6. Stress Toy

When something just isn’t going your way at the office, and you need to decompress, a stress ball or fidget/widget toy can put you at ease and get you back on track.

7. Letter Tray/Organizer

A letter tray or desk organizer can provide you with a clean working space which in turn can help you with your productivity and not having to worry about where those certain files you just had.

8. Oils/Scents

Whether it’s a candle or incense stick, having something providing a scent (particularly peppermint) is proven to increase cognitive performance in employees.

9. Custom Keyboard

Spice up your desk with a custom keyboard which you can program shortcuts on to make you quicker while working on your computer thus improving your productivity!

10. Timer/Stopwatch

If you like a challenge, have a stopwatch or timer on your desk to set time oriented goals when meeting deadlines, it can improve productivity and stimulate your competitive side.

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