As we edge closer to the end of the financial year and accountants start to get busy, it’s time to start thinking about your workspace setup. It’s important to think about the layout of your office and how it will affect your work.
Things you should consider are:
- Does the layout of my office allow me to remain productive?
- Do I have a comfortable working space?
- Do I have an appropriate filing system for my important documents?
It can be quite simple to adjust your workspace layout without having to refresh your whole office. Below are 5 ways to help get your office ready for tax time.
Height Adjustable desks
When you are seated all day, muscle activity in your legs is virtually zero. Over long periods this can lead to negative consequences for your musculoskeletal system. A height adjustable desk removes these risks and helps to promote a healthy musculoskeletal system. Breaking the length of your sitting period can help keep your mind and body busy while also helping to relieve the pain associated with sitting for long periods, keeping your body healthier for longer. When standing up your brain activity can be increased by up to 20%, which can lead to an increase in your concertation. With less stress and frustration, the use of a height adjustable desk can lead you to become more motivated. It gives you more opportunities to achieve your goals and increase your efficiency.
Adding a mobile pedestal to your desk setup can allow you to declutter your desk and provide you with more working space. A mobile pedestal allows you to keep your most frequently used items nearby for easy access. This will save you time in having to search for items or documents that you may need.
As you know tax time is a very busy time. With multiple things on the go, it’s easy to forget where you have placed things leading to client documents getting mixed up. Adding a filing cabinet to your office setup is an easy way to keep all your documents organised and avoid getting any documents mixed up. This can also lead to less stress at tax time as everything you need can be located easily.
The addition of filing cabinets to your office is also an easy future-proofing filing system. Ensuring all your documents are correctly filed and stored is a simple way to make things easy for you at tax time the following year. This will save you time in trying to locate important documents as they will all be collated in one place for easy access.
Monitor arms are a great way to ensure that your screens are positioned correctly. Monitor arms allow you not only to adjust the height of your screens but also the depth and angle of your screens, allowing you to position your screens perfectly. They will also allow you to maximise your workspace, freeing up valuable desk space and allowing you to become more organised and productive.
The use of a footrest under your desk can help to improve your blood flow whilst sitting all day. A footrest can also help relieve back strain, helping you to improve your upper body mobility making you more productive. The use of a static footrest can help you keep good posture, while a dynamic footrest can help you include a little more movement in your day while still seated at your desk. This can be achieved by using the movement of the footrest to stretch and do small exercises.
The use of a footrest can also help aid the use of other office furniture, for example, your desk. Making sure that your desk is at the correct height is a key factor in making sure you keep good posture. If you can’t adjust the height of your desk, then the addition of a footrest can allow you to adjust the position of your legs allowing you to keep good posture.
These are just a few easy ways to help you prepare your office for the upcoming tax time.