4 Desk Items You Wouldn’t Normally Consider

By David Bayliss

Why rebranding your desk should go further than mugs, mousemats and sticky notes.

Let’s face it, most of us spend 95% of our working day at our desks. Huffington Post UK claimed that British office workers spend a total of five years sat at their desks. That’s a pretty long time. So, if you’re going to have to look your desk for that long, you should hope it’s going to get refreshed every so often. You’d do it to your computer, so why not your desk?

Let’s move on and make that desk a place your employees want to be, with products they want to use.

Now, there are the obvious things like mugs, mousemats, sticky notes, pens etc. Which we love, don’t get us wrong. We just think there is so much more that you could do with your desk if you’re going to spend that long sat at it. So let’s presume you’ve got the basics down, you know what personalised mugs you’re going for and the custom printed mousemats and coasters match perfectly. Let’s move on and make that desk a place your employees want to be, with products they want to use.

Keep it Clean, Go for Green

It might sound silly and obvious but get a desk plant. Not only does this give your employees a chance to take a break from the daily routine to water their plant but it also improves air quality and can therefore help to increase productivity by up to 15%. Not to mention the fact it can add a touch of colour to the office alongside some healthy competition over who can keep their plant alive the longest!

Add a touch of colour to the office alongside some healthy competition...

Rustic Not Plastic

As we move further into the 21st century it’s less about the plastic and bright colours of the 70’s and 80’s and more about the rustic, earthen products. Items such as concrete desk organisers and wooden pen pots add a touch of sophistication to the office, not to mention the fact they’re a little different and quirky in comparison to your standard plastic organisation tools.

Ditch the Office Gossip

Block out all that annoying background noise coming from your colleagues and focus on what really matters with some noise cancelling headphones. They are perfect for when you really need to focus and get your head down so that you can cut everything out but your favourite song. Plus, listening to your favourite music will put you in a better mood and therefore, you’re more likely to enjoy those monotonous tasks such as filing.

There are plenty more items you could have to make a change from your standard office desk, these are only a few. The point is that sometimes adding a touch of quirky can help to make the desk a more interesting place to be. Since you’re going to be spending most of your day there, you might as well make it interesting.