Did you know employees who put at least one picture or plant on their desk are 15% more productive than those who don’t?
Even better, the research by Craig Knight (a psychologist and founding director of Exeter) shows employees who completely personalise their workspace are up to 25% more productive than those in neutral spaces.
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It seems subtle changes can improve an employee’s motivation and focus. Decorating your desk with personal items (such as family photos or children’s drawings) can give workers a greater sense of ownership and control over their space. A study published by the Association for Psychological Science says, “Individuals may consciously (or subconsciously) take comfort from the items with which they surround themselves at work.” With that in mind, we ought to revamp our workstations immediately. Here are 13 personal (and pretty) office supplies available to buy right now.
Happy Dots Notebook
€10 from Moss.ie
Hardcover, 100 pages, 157 gram ruled
Grey Marble Planner
€3 from Penneys
Hardcover, lined pages
White storage basket
€1.49 from Home Store + More
Dimensions: 25cm x 20cm x 11cm
Personalised Wooden Pen Pot
€18.45 from Etsy
Handmade to order
Rose Gold Stapler with Staples
Gift wrapping also available
PLEJA Letter tray
€9 from Ikea
The plastic feet protect the surface underneath from scratches and help the letter tray to stand steady.
Rapoo 3510 Plus Wireless Fabric Mouse
€22.99 from Argos
Approximately 12 months battery life. 1 x AA battery included.
Letter and magazine holder
€4.06 from Sostrene Grene
Available in four colours
Argos Home Unar Table Lamp in Antique Copper
€13.99 from Argos
Size H46, W16, D22.5cm. Suitable for use with low energy bulbs.
Llama desk plant
€4, Flying Tiger
Kate Spade Large Planner – Spotty 2018-2019
€40 from My Shining Armour
Comes with monthly and weekly spreads, gold foil stickers, an inside pocket and laminated dividers.
I Am Very Busy Ceramic Mug
€12 from Moss.ie
Ceramic with copper foil, 11 oz. capacity
Addison Ross rose gold and gals photo frame
€25 from Brown Thomas
Rectangular frame with mirror finish, glass insert, and velvet sides. Dimensions 5×7.
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