5 Tips on Creating a Motivating Workspace

Discouraging and dull. Many workspaces replicate this. Without a motivating environment, it’s near impossible to thrive. Organisation and structure promote efficiency within your workspace encouraging a day of quality work.

Many aspects of a day at work can be demotivating. From your least favourite lunch to your computer breaking. Being disheartened in the workplace is common, especially when sitting at a desk for over 8 hours a day. Being restless causes a lack of productivity and can make someone become incredibly despondent.

Follow these 5 tips in order to create an encouraging workspace.

1.   Maintain Organisation.

Trying to carry out a task under a pile of paper and mugs is impossible, throw away things that are useless and distracting. A clear workspace means a clear mind.    

2.   Implement Resources.

Use tools that you find exciting e.g. colourful sticky notes, highlighters or a calendar.

3.   Ensure Clear Vision.

Identify your aims and goals and tick each task off once completed, use a pin up check list in order for you to work towards each objective.

4.  Add Colour

Colour is energising and uplifting thus encouraging a positive environment. Use colourful tools or have a plant at your desk.

5.   Music Motivation. 

61% of employees say that listening to music at work boosts productivity in the workplace. Choose a playlist suited to you. You can find out more about this here Does Listening to Music Increase Productivity at Work?

Motivation is a journey and having the ability to maintain a genuine enthusiasm requires a positive environment. 


Katie attended the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy where she set up Altruist in 2013. Since then, Katie has won various awards including Birmingham Mail's Young Achiever of the Year 2017, New Entrepreneurs Foundation 'Future Face of Business' and Entrepreneurial Spark's 'Most Accelerated Business'. She has also been a finalist in nine other award categories and in 2014, Katie was invited to attend the prestigious 'Women of the Year Lunch' in honour of her work raising awareness and reducing the stigma attached to mental health.

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