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Ways to set your desk up for maximum productivity

Want to know how to work smarter not harder when it comes to your desk set-up at work?

There are many ways to make your desk and work area more productive for boosted motivation during your work day, starting with the desk itself.

Our bodies are not designed to sit for prolonged periods of time and we are seeing more and more businesses purchase height adjustable desks for their office space. Experts say that standing desks should be at every modern office today, and we should all be aiming to stand for at least half our day. With health and wellbeing becoming a focus, being able to offer a sit-to-stand desk can be a very attractive selling point when recruiting new employees



Having the choice of sitting or standing throughout the day not only provides health benefits but also helps with focus and motivation. There are a few options when purchasing a standing desk; a manual wind adjustable desk or deskalator are great if you have a limited budget, or choose an electric desk if you are looking for a convenient and fast option. Be sure to add a floor mat for ergonomics and comfort whilst standing.

Other factors for productivity when you’re working including ensuring your desk is set up near a window to let as much natural light in as possible. The benefits of having more exposure to natural light are well-documented, and include improved sleep, less headaches and eye strain and fewer mistakes.




Proper set up of accessories on your desk such as your keyboard, mouse and monitor/s so you can easily switch between screens and maintain an ergonomic posture can mean less injury and pain from hunching over a laptop. However, take care to ensure that you keep your desk and workspace as clutter free as you can.

Make your space personal where possible so it's actually enjoyable to be in. The addition of plants not only adds vibrancy but also offers benefits such as boosting creativity, reducing stress and cleaning the air. Regular breaks are recommended as well.




If your office space could do with a revamp to boost productivity, or if you need some advice on desking set-up for your staff, contact our team today for a discussion.

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Kevin Marsh / Interior fit-out Project Manager / Property and Project Consulting Ltd

Kevin Marsh / Interior fit-out Project Manager / Property and Project Consulting Ltd

“Modern Office provided a range of height-adjustable desking, storage, and meeting room furniture for our WRC project. We found the team to be cooperative and flexible, and the risk management they applied during the Covid-19 lockdown meant we were kept informed of progress. A feature of the service provided was the support they provided during the installation phase, their on-site crew was outstanding and delivery and installation of furniture was achieved on time, every time.”

Kate / Chow Hill Architects Ltd

Kate / Chow Hill Architects Ltd

"The service I received as an interior designer is of a very high standard with extremely competitive pricing and a large and impressive range of furniture. I use Modern Office for the majority of my projects."

Annmarie Lee / General Manager Growers / Seeka

Annmarie Lee / General Manager Growers / Seeka

"Working with Modern Office was a really good experience. We required a complete fit out of new furniture for our new premises and I would go as far as to say they were the best contractor we used in the whole build. The service was outstanding – very professional and approachable. We are very happy with the products and the advice provided, and the staff feedback has been positive. I have already recommended Modern Office to others."

Melissa McBride / Office Manager / Hawkins

Melissa McBride / Office Manager / Hawkins

"We were extremely happy with everything. Very efficient and hassle free. Thanks heaps to you and your team for all your help."

Kieron Wain / National Projects Manager / SSA New Zealand

Kieron Wain / National Projects Manager / SSA New Zealand

"Please pass on my thanks to your team…they did a great job! They removed every bit of wrapping…I couldn’t tell they had been there it was that tidy. They asked for guidance where the desks needed to be placed and went about their business until the job was completed…very professional. Thanks for your support."