The average person spends around 115 days laughing throughout their lifetime. Sounds lovely, right? We also spend nearly six years of our lives eating. Now, ready for one that might make make you lose your appetite? The average person spends 10 years of their life at work.
Since we’re spending countless hours sitting at our office chair or surrounded by office partitions, we might as well make it feel like our home away from home. While OstermanCron certainly has some ace rOCkstars who know office design like the back of their hands, nothing speaks more truth than science. Here are two different studies with unexpected findings on how to make your office cubicle feel like home.
“If a cluttered office desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty office desk a sign?”
This is a quote from Einstein, and as always, he was one step ahead of everyone. A University of Minnesota study recently found students using a messy office desk covered with papers were far more imaginative than those sitting at a clean desk. For those of you who need all your papers and stationary where you can see them, we recommend Kimball Office Traxx and Tiles.
You know that restaurant that was so cold you had to run out to the car to get your jacket? Chances are, this left a bad taste in your mouth. The temperature in your office space can have the same effect. Research proves that our brain begins to associate atmospheres we think are too cool or warm as uncomfortable, even though we may not realize it. In case you were wondering, an ideal office temperature is 65-70 degrees.
The simple take away from both these studies is that welcoming environments are created where we feel most comfortable. Start becoming more aware of what comfort means to you today. We mean it – today! You know what they say, there’s no time like the present, and there’s no place like home!