We all wish that the environment we work in contributes to our productivity, helps towards being more organised and promotes good well-being. 

However, it’s easy to get flustered when we constantly find ourselves trying to conquer that perpetual mountain of emails even with the most impeccable organisation skills. Or when our office cubicle starts to feel a little stifling as we stare at the browned copy of the internal office directory, desperately looking for some boost of energy and stimulus. Perhaps the culprit towards feeling  lethargic is the sugary pain-au-raisin from the breakfast meeting. 

HBR looks at ways we can improve efficiency by making a few but important changes to our work environment.