Lifehacker’s publisher Allure Media has just moved into shiny new offices, which means I have a brand new desk and workspace to set up as efficiently as possible. While I’ve got a few ideas to explore (many of them based on stuff we’ve posted on Lifehacker in the past), I’m also keen for suggestions on how to make it both snazzier and more useful.
In our previous office, I always hot-desked to whatever seat was spare; we didn’t have a lot of spare space available because the company had expanded rapidly, and as someone who spent a lot of time on the road, having a permanent desk wasn’t a priority. But now I have got a dedicated seat for Lifehacker HQ, I’ve got the relatively novel experience of kitting it out from scratch.
As you can see from the picture above, right now my desk is a disgrace to the good name of organisation: visible cables tangled everywhere and no well-defined work zones. I’ll be looking to solve those problems as soon as possible, but I also want to make the space more obviously mine and a bit less grey.
I use a notebook which travels in and out of the office; other than that, and needing to keep my phone charged, there’s not a lot of equipment required. What would you do to make this a better workspace? What tricks have made your own workspace more efficient? Share your vision in the comments.