A survey of Human Resource managers found that 83% thought your desk reflected your professionalism. Not very orderly…not very professional. You won’t get fired for it, but clutter may limit your advancement–fair or not.*
Casey’s eTip: Clear the Clutter One Scrap at a Time
Piles and scattered notes reflect decisions deferred. To clear the clutter, decide the VERY NEXT ACTION for each item, one paper or post-it at a time. Put those actions on a list and the papers in the trash or the file drawer.
(This eTip brought to you by the Organization of Objects and Data link in your Productivity Chain.)
* Source: 2011 OfficeTeam survey (Spirit magazine, SWA, 2012-05, p. 36)