Be super picky about what is allowed out and about on your desk. Here are some good general guidelines:
- Equipment- Your computer and other necessary equipment
- A container to hold pens, pencil, ruler, scissors etc.
- Container for paperclips
- An “in” box- even if you work from home. New items go in here until you can handle them properly.
- Notebook for to-do lists, notes and messages. Keep them all in one spot instead of scattered where you have to hunt for them.
Notice there is no mention of files, papers and projects. Those don’t get stored on your desk.
Until next time …