Whether you’re taking a position in a new location of your current company or you’re starting a new career altogether, there’s no denying that you’ll spend a significant amount of time in your new office. Therefore, it’s essential to create an environment where you feel comfortable and at home. Here, we’ll take a look at some strategies to help you feel calm, relaxed, and productive in your new workplace.
1. Embrace the fresh start.
If you weren’t in love with your old office space, don’t try to recreate it in your new work home. Many people tend to bring their packed-up box from the old office directly to the new one. While there can be some practical benefits (bringing a phone charger, for example), take a look at your items and decide if they’re a good fit for the environment you want to create in your new office space. If not, discard them.
2. Personalize your space.
Bring in family photos and decor showing your love for your favorite sports teams and other personalized items that help you feel at home. Decorating your office doesn’t just show off your personality — it also creates easy conversation starters and ways to fill awkward lulls in meetings with new coworkers. When you go into coworkers’ offices to meet, be sure to notice any similar decorations they have — people love to answer questions about themselves, and this can be a fun way to break the ice.
3. Go green.
Plants aren’t just beautiful to look at — they also help purify the air and keep your space fresh. Research indoor plants that thrive in your climate, and make sure to set the alarm on your phone to remind you to water them regularly. No sunlight? No worries. Succulents and other small plants thrive in low light and can do just fine placed on your desk. If you’re lucky enough to have a large window in your office, you may want to think about a hanging plant to bring some vibrance to the room.
4. Soften your space.
An accent rug can be a fun way to help your office feel more inviting. Soften the look of your office with an accent rug that complements the other colors in the room. There’s no need to go for a wall-to-wall rug — a small, simple rug that fits under your desk and chairs for visitors is the perfect way to liven up your space.
5. Accent your area with aromatherapy.
There’s nothing more inviting than smelling a fresh, clean scent when you enter a room. Wax melts, scent diffusers, and other ways to keep your office smelling great can be a fun way to feel at home every time you enter your office. Be sure to check in with those around your office to ensure they’re ok with adding a scent to the space before you plug in your aromatherapy device.
If you are making a move for a new position, contact us for help with your move. So we can make the transition easy.