What Work Environment Do You Thrive In? [QUIZ]
Maximize your work life by discovering the ideal setting to boost your productivity.
May 1, 2015
Work plays a central role in most adult’s lives and while it’s a necessity, it can also be a source of enjoyment. An important tool to understanding what you are meant to do is also to figure where you are meant to do it. Some people thrive in open spaces where there is a lot of action and energy, while others find their own home the ideal place to get work done at their own pace.
This quiz sheds light on your ideal office setting, and provides tips on how to integrate your work style with your work environment.
Which one of these statements would you love to hear from your boss?
“You are getting your very own corner office”
“We’re going rock climbing for our team building activity” “You can work from home today” “We are adding more people to your team.”
Pick a magazine:
The New Yorker National Geographic Fast Company House & Garden
What is an indispensible part of your weekly routine?
Going out with your friends for a bite to eat Watching your favorite TV show at home Getting in some me time by doing yoga, meditating or just chilling out Taking a walk outside
What sport are you the most likely to try?
Squash Surfing Soccer Badminton
What is your ideal way of giving back to the community?
Cleaning up a beach Helping kids with their homework at an elementary school Donating money online Visiting an elderly person at their retirement home
Which lunch scenario is most familiar to you?
Bringing in food from home Sitting at your desk Eating with your colleagues Going to a restaurant or café
The more the merrier for you! Having voices, movement and action happening around you is where you are best able to hunker down and concentrate. It’s reassuring for you to know that you aren’t all by yourself. You dig that when you need a bit of a break, there are lots of people in your vicinity down for a quick chat or cup of coffee. Find yourself a space filled with people with this coworking resource: http://www.goodnet.org/articles/7-sites-to-find-you-perfect-coworking-space-list
CLOSED SPACE/PRIVATE OFFICE
Silence is golden and while you totally dig your colleagues, you revel in the fact that you are able to close a door and have your own personal space. When it’s noisy or there is a lot of activity around, you tend to lose your focus. You crave a quiet and relaxing atmosphere which enables you to produce good work. While we know you like to retreat, making your office environment more interactive can do you some good too! Here are seven tips to maximizing your office experience with a bit of fun: http://www.goodnet.org/articles/5-ways-to-inject-fun-into-your-office-backed-by-science-list
WORK FROM HOME
Home is where the heart is, especially for you! Donning a suit or putting on a full face of makeup is one of your least favorite activities. Going to work in your pjs from the comfort of your own living room is your ideal setting. You set your own hours and are able to manage your time, all the while maintaining that all-importannt work-home life balance. Working from home gives you flexibility, but having your own designated work space within your home can make you more efficient and focused. Get on your feet and check out some of these cool standing desks that can be implemented in your house! http://www.goodnet.org/articles/get-up-stand-5-ingenious-standing-desks-list
A breath of fresh air is what you need to be productive and sharp. Sitting indoors under fluorescent lights is the exact opposite of what motivates you to get your work done. Whether you have an occupation that is outdoors-oriented or you need to feel the wind in your hair while working on your computer - being outside is where you will thrive.
For inspiration, meet the programmer who camped out in a tent to create his startup:
Shoshana radiates doing good, driven by a love for people and community. Among many topics, she writes about friendship, creativity and healthy living.