The Messy Desk Dilemma

According to a study by OfficeTeam (a worldwide staffing service) 83 percent (83% or eighty-three percent) of Human Resource Managers judge workers by the cleanliness or messiness of their desk. In their eyes, a messy desk (dele) is unprofessional and can possible harm a person’s chance at promotion. This is the reality.

Another reality is if we can find what we need when we need it, we are organized. Shouldn’t we be judged by our work and not whether we prefer to pile paper instead of file it? This is the way things are and the way we want them to be. Even though a messy desk may be a sign of how many things we can juggle at once, a reflection of how busy we are, and our unique way of managing a mess, we are ultimately judged by our appearance and another person’s perception of it.

The solution is to appear organized to others using creative techniques that corral clutter, allow us to pile with a purpose, and to place current projects in clear containers with lids that keep them within easy reach. I can help with that (see below).

IF YOU WANT TO LOOK GOOD AND WORK WELL CHECK OUT “SHOW AND TELL ORGANIZING” http://www.leesilber.com/ebooks.html

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The Messy Desk Dilemma

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