Work Desk Ideas: 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Office Desk

Work Desk Ideas: 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Office Desk

This post was written by Lisa Megan, a professional blogger.

You must have seen big multinational companies with enormous premises and expensive modular office desks and work environment. You often think that your office is not even nearly proper furnished. Well, that sort of thing happens and I can understand because I also had been in the same place as you are.

Offices are the place where you tend to spend at least half of your day earning money, working. All your skills show ground is your office. Now, there are many office places where I have seen employees are working on the same old office desk without saying a word. However, believe it or not, they have a lot in their minds. They don’t know it yet but that old office desk is killing their creativity, their zeal to work.

Are you ready to swap your old office desk with brand new one?

Not yet? Well, allow me to present you fifteen reasons that can help you to actually consider your decision about your work desks. Not just yours. I am talking about all other employees as well.

So, let’s see how an upgrade to your office desk can change your entire monotonous work culture into proactive, energetic and efficient work culture with hyperactive employees.

Yes, that can be achieved. You just need to motivate your employees and not just by mere words, but by actually picking out some changes in the office furnishing. Let’s get started.

Office Desk Tips for The Modern Workspace

1. Freshen up to an updated office.

No one wants to work in an office which still functions. Much like a 19th-century office with tacky uncomfortable chairs and an old school desk with cluttered papers.

You need to evolve and update your office. Nobody wants to work in an ancient office without any easiness. You wouldn’t like that your employee’s number would decrease drastically.

2. Highly cost efficient.

Yes, many of you actually think that this whole idea of office desk upgraded version will cost you a huge stash of cash. But believe me, that is not the case. These modern office desks are not that much costly as you think.

The cost is very efficient and they are highly durable. Even more, you can recycle them after a while. This gives you an upper hand economically.

3. Ergonomically friendly.

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There was a time when chairs with circular wheels were used. Those chairs were highly uncomfortable.

I had worked on these a lot. And yes, I admit that was awfully painful. Till 5 pm your neck is gonna drop off your shoulders.

Show your employees that you care for their long-term health. You are not just praying for them but you care. Get something comfortable.

4. Warranty.

If you’re going to upgrade your old office desk and chair with a new one, that will be under a warranty for certain time. It will get your expenses covered for a while.

5. Tax deductible.

Your office furniture is tax deductible, if used for business purposes. This will lower the cost expense. What’s more, it will help you to think openly for yourself and your employees.

6. Show your customers that you’re sticking to them.

Office desk plans will also reflect a highly positive image of your company in front of your customers. It doesn’t matter if you’re a B2B or B2C company. In either case, your customers or clients will be pleased with the change you’ll do. There will be a sense of relaxation for them that you’re sticking long in the business. Isn’t that a good sign?

7. Highly adaptable.

Unlike office desks of the mid-90s, the modern office desk designs are highly adaptive to any environment. Doesn’t matter if you’re a leading IT company or a leading Law firm, these office desks can be easily used in both cases.

There were times when company’s employees used to work in a highly uncomfortable and compressed palace. Now these modern office desks are not just adaptive, but cleverly spacious. This allows your employees and you to work more effectively.

8. Increased productivity.

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This is the most important point of this post. Every businessman wants to increase their employee’s productivity.

You can achieve that by upgrading their workplaces. You must have played online games in your IOS, where if you need to increase the efficiency of a player you need to upgrade its pieces of equipment. Just like that, if you want to help your employees be more productive, you need to upgrade their office desks.

9. An office desk with employee well-being in mind.

Have you ever seen any of your colleagues just fall off from his chair? Using old furniture can bring these kinds of risks. I am not scaring you but it is one of the facts you need to consider if your office furniture is too old. It’s for the sake of your employees.

10. Boring makes you lazy.

What if I ask you to wear the same clothes every day. Weird, right?

The work of your employee is almost identical every day. No matter how dynamic your team’s skillset is, still the work is almost the same. So, you need to make a little change in their in their hectic schedule, or else it will make them lazy. That’s also proven to affect their concentration later in life.

Don’t let it happen. Spice things up in the workplace with a better work desk for each employee.

11. Vibrant colors bring enthusiasm.

Most offices choose vibrant colors for their office design, as it lifts the mood of the employees.

Experts believe that having colorful desks will motivate the employee in a great way. This increases their productivity and creativity.

12. Keep the desk clean.

By bringing new office desks and other pieces of furniture, you will definitely make your office decluttered and clean. Getting rid of old and messy office desks, and jumping to modern, neat and clean ones, will certainly have an impact. It will lift your spirits and your productivity will be at a higher level. Your office will be modern and organized too.

13. It will keep your items handy.

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Introducing a new office desk will also help you to bring your other essentials in the picture. You can add a few add-ons to keep your office essentials handy. For this purpose, a few office desk accessories will be an awesome solution.

14. Efficiently divide the office.

That’s a crucial step in your office design project. If you’re looking to divide your office according to the different departments or the overall workflow, then you have a better reason to upgrade the work desk. Office desk plans can really help in order to keep all the blunder at bay.

15. Increase your employee’s job satisfaction.

Every employee is important to the company. It is an employee’s duty to work with dedication. White it’s the company’s duty to satisfy their needs. This will increase your workers’ satisfaction rate. Which means they will stay with your organization.

So, these are the 15 reasons you might want to consider if you still think that your old office desk is just fine.

I hope you like my views about the topic. If you have any questions, please let me know via comments. I will be happy to help you. Till then, good luck with upgrading your office desk and reaching the next level of office design and employee productivity.

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How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money

How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money - Interview with R.J. Weiss from TheWaystoWealth.com

This is an interview-style post with R.J. Weiss from The Ways to Wealth.

Hey R.J. What’s your background and what do you do?

I blog about all things personal finance at The Ways to Wealth.

Before I went full-time into blogging, I spent ten years in the financial services industry. Specifically, helping families buy the right type of life insurance.

During my time with a full-time job, I’ve always had different side hustles going on. From freelance writing, Amazon FBA, conversion rate optimization, to website design — there were many projects I pursued outside of work.

How did you start your career in finance?

I got started in finance straight out of college working for my the family insurance business. As I love the financial planning side of things, I choose to specialize in life insurance planning. This led me down the path to obtaining the CFP® Certification.

What made you start blogging?

The Ways to Wealth, which I started in 2016, has been my 5th blog.

The others mostly fizzled out most due to a lack of interest. But, in 2009 I started a personal finance blog called GenYWealth.com (no longer around) that had some success.

The idea GenYwealth.com was to write about what I was learning about studying to take the CFP®. The blog was, by all means, a success. I was able to gain valuable knowledge, pass the CFP® exam, earn some extra money and build up a good community.

I then took this knowledge and started a business blog, which allowed the insurance agency I was working for to generate leads.

I started The Ways to Wealth because my passion is personal finance–from investing to travel hacking, I love the challenge of optimizing my finances.

How was The Ways to Wealth born?

I didn’t have much of a plan for starting The Ways to Wealth when I purchased the domain name.

I was actually thinking it would be a niche site, which was inspired by Pat Flynn’s niche site duel. Then, I came across the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and wisely changed direction to a more traditional blog.

This change came about 6-months after starting to blog.  I did a timeline of the site in one of my income reports.

What worked best when trying to grow the site?

I had a decent knowledge of SEO. So at first, I started growing the site with email outreach. One of the first posts I had about best investing books of all time, had about 15 links to it.

This was nice to start with but was quite slow to build up, as it can take a while to earn Google’s trust.

The big turning point came when I started to understand Pinterest. I spent a few frustrating weeks on the platform, then it finally started paying dividends.

I went from about 100 sessions a day to 1,000, which was huge for me at the time.

How did you get to 3 million monthly viewers on Pinterest?

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I lay out my Pinterest strategy here. But at the core the idea is to:

1) Write high-quality content that Pinners want to click through, read, and share.

2) Pin to my own and high-quality group boards, with a keyword-rich description.

3) Continue to Pin my best pins across my own boards/group boards, ruthlessly eliminating Pins that don’t perform well.

One thing to keep in mind is impressions don’t mean much on Pinterest. What counts are clicks to your website. So, you want to design not for impressions but clicks.

What aspects of the online business are you outsourcing or automating and how?

The first thing I outsourced was Pinterest design. I’ll design about 30-40 pins a month, so this was big time saver for me.

Of course, it took some work to get going. At first, I hired 5 or so people on Fiverr. I found one decent designer but the work quality deteriorated over time.

I then went to Upwork and posted a job for a  graphic designer. I found a great team down in Argentina, who I’m very happy with.

I’m currently experimenting with working with a ghostwriter. A few of my latest posts have been transcribed from my recording, with the ghostwriter making sense of it all.

I can compile about 3 posts in 90 minutes, then take another 90 or so minutes to prepare them. Saving me around 3-4 hours per post this way.

What’s your main income stream and why do you think it works for you?

My main source of income for the blog is affiliate revenue. It works because the partners I do have are high-quality businesses, who deliver value and solve real problems. This makes it easy to naturally link to such a partner.

When did you start making more than $10K/month and what was the turning point?

My first month over $10K was in January of 2018. In December of 2017, income was around $3,000 and in July of 2017 around $500. So, it was definitely a jump.

What happened then in January?

First, personal finance is at its peak interest in January.

Second, I had multiple Pins go viral.

Third, in November I started driving traffic via Facebook to the site. So, in January I could take campaigns I’d been fine-tuning for a few weeks and scale them.

How do you balance work and family life?

I have a routine I stick to Monday through Friday.

When inside of my designated working hours, I work. When outside of these hours, I’m not.

This is a lot easier said than done. But the thing important for me is not to take work everywhere I go. This means I don’t have any apps on my phone that are work-related (email, analytics, etc..)

What are you 3 best finance tips for newbies?

  • Focus on your savings rate. How much you save is the most important decision you’ll make.
  • Small incremental improvements add up over time. My favorite example is increasing your savings rate 1% every quarter, means you’ll be saving 20% of your income in just 5 years.
  • Study happiness. Become a student on how to increase your level of happiness. The natural result is you’ll want less overtime, making the game of personal finance a lot easier to win.

What books, blogs or podcasts help you stay motivated along the way of growing an online business?

I read a fair amount to keep fresh ideas in my head.

My favorite podcast is The Tim Ferriss Show.

Two blogs I enjoy reading are:

Farnam Street
Barking up the Wrong Tree

And as far as books. I try to read one a week. A few books I would recommend to online entrepreneurs would be:

Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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