I once worked in an office so tight on space that they set up my desk in the office’s cafeteria. It was a delicious experience… but not the best for my waistline.
Over the years, I have experienced the full range of workspace configurations – from cubicles, to interior and exterior spaces, to a desk right in my boss’ office. Through all the moves only one thing noticeably affected my productivity – access to a window. If I could see daylight, the size or location of my workspace didn’t matter. But if I couldn’t see outside, I felt very uncomfortable.
Most of us feel better in certain spaces and struggle in others. Different rooms or set-ups evoke different emotions or feelings. For me, natural light strongly affects how I feel. For others, a cluttered room can be unbearable. There are so many elements that can affect a room’s appeal even though we often can’t pinpoint exactly why.