This is a guest post from Louise D’Allura from Revamp Professional Organisers Pty Ltd
When you started your business did you first sit down and plan out what you needed from your office? I’m willing to bet NO right? Usually when we start a business we repurpose or borrow furniture, and commandeer a spare bedroom or corner of one and get started! It’s only after being in business a while that we start to ‘notice’ how chaotic our office feels, how frustrated we are with our equipment and how the layout stopped working years ago! When frustration hits that’s the perfect time to review your office. By this stage you can clearly articulate what’s working and what’s not. Getting this insight alone, will boost your productivity enormously!
Pause before you roll up your sleeves!
Before we reorganise your office space, let’s put pen to paper and map out the R-E-V-A-M-P process. We’ll work through the process and identify what tasks you need to perform in this space and in what order, and what you need to help work out what furniture is worth keeping, and what’s not. So, let’s get started!
What is the purpose of my office? How would I love to use my office?
E – Evaluate
What are my frustrations?
V – Value
What tasks do I need to perform in my office? What do I need to keep? What equipment do I use the most? What equipment needs to stay out on the desk vs put away but still accessible?
A – Assign
What do I need to create a home for? (Psst… the answer is everything).
M – Maintain
What can I do every day to keep my office clear? What will make it easy for me to put things back in the right spots?
P – Party
It’s time to celebrate my success!
Now that you’ve put it down on paper you can start to see what is most valuable to you in your office. By determining the flow of the work; what you need to refer to and where it can be located, you can start creating a workable office with zones that make your office a space you want to be in!
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