Friday, August 23, 2013
Messy desk, messy mind?
I was shocked at how small their offices are, but I digress.
There has long been a meme that says if your desk is a mess, you are a disorganized slob and bad at your job.
In a corporate culture of squared-away desks, this may stand out and you will want to follow the crowd and not look like a hoarder.
So-called "messies" often say they know where everything is. They may! Clutter may not be a punch in the eye to them.
I once worked with a woman who had traveled the world, was one of the first female helicopter pilots, had an international organization called the Whirly Girls, dressed to kill, and had a scary office. There was so much paper in there, it was stacked in the kneehole of her desk--she had to work at a table in the library.
Clean it up? Clean WHAT up? She was fine.
Unless it's an actual fire hazard--what's the harm?
I know people like to judge--but you know, there are some shoes under my desk. More than one pair.