14 design tricks for a highly productive workspace

There are a wealth of tricks out there designed to narrow focus and improve concentration, but one of the most effective methods could be a simple desk makeover.

It turns out small fixes — using a decorative mug or adding a green plant to you desk — can go a long way. Taking the time to make your space unique and your own provides a sense of comfort that can boost productivity, etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore tells us.

We talked to Whitmore about specific design tricks that anyone can implement in their office. Here are 14 effective steps you can take to have a happier and healthier workday:

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