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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Can Clutter Cause You to Lose Your Job?

The answer to the above question should be "no." However, having a cluttered workspace influences how others view you. Even if you know where everything is, it does not give the impression that you are managing your work well.

During our present economic climate, you don't want to risk your job longevity by having a messy desk. You don't want people to hesitate giving you work or documents for fear you'll lose them or forget about them.

At the end of the day, try to set aside 15 minutes to organize yourself for tomorrow. Get rid of the clutter. File. Make a prioritized list of items that need to be done tomorrow. Paperwork associated with that list can be placed in a file. Tomorrow you can take those items out of the file as you work on them. Not only will you have an uncluttered desk, but your mind will be uncluttered without all the visual distractions.