New Year’s Resolution: “Be More Whimsical”

It’s 2014 and we’re all resolved to better ourselves: lose weight, eat more kale, watch less television, spend fewer hours on social media, run a marathon, buy a flower shop, train a puppy, go to school, relax, drink less, drink more, find love. Good luck with all that. But soon it’ll be February and that “work less” resolution will prove to be as unrealistic as the others. So let’s plan ahead, okay? Let’s add “be more whimsical” to that long list and make work more comfortable. Besides, we spend far too much time in the office to embrace sterility.

No worries, your friends at PivotDesk have you covered. While you were dishing out a $100 cover and boozing it up with a roomful of awkward drunks on New Year’s Eve, we PivotDesked and quarantined ourselves in an office, where we accumulated the best hacks and resolutions for 2014. No matter your square footage, whether you’re a host or a guest, here’s how you can make the most of what you have:

Resolution #1: “Be More Artistic.”

Lose the white walls. You’re a startup, not the DMV. You don’t need an artist-in-residence à la Facebook to add some art to your office. The options are infinite: buy some prints, layer an entire wall with chalkboard paint, build a lego wall, photoshop some posters.
Color psychology is an actual thing: our emotions change, productivity increases and decreases, even alters what we purchase and when. Color matters.

Low budget team-building option: buy beer, some cheap paint, cook up a pound of spaghetti noodles, and take turns going all Jackson Pollack on that wall.

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