Let’s face it: Unless you work at Google or Facebook, your office is most likely boring and unconducive to creativity. However, that might be about to change. According to Steve Gale, London head of workplace strategy at M Moser Associates, a Hong Kong-based architecture firm, the office of the future doesn’t just promote social interaction, but also encourages idea swapping, making each work day more productive.

Think trendy bars and coffee shops!


While we’re waiting for the offices of the future, here are a few ways you can increase your productivity in the office,

Schedule all meetings in the afternoon.
According to The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business author Josh Kaufman, penciling in the long conference room sessions in the afternoon allows you to concentrate on the essential work that only you can do in the morning.

Step up at work.
Make it a point to excel every day. Always be on time, look your best (even on casual Fridays), and learn to take responsibility. Check out more ways to impress your boss here.

Drop those damaging habits.
You may think that you’re the perfect employee, but the truth is, you could be turning your co-workers and your boss off with these poor working habits.

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