What is the point of this? It’s that you just don’t know what’s going on beneath the surface. You don’t know what someone is struggling with. You don’t know if the person in line in front of you who is counting out pennies and dimes to pay for groceries is worried he or she won’t have enough. That person, for all you know, is mortified to be counting change. You just don’t know their circumstance.
Is there any reason you can’t take five minutes a day to do a quick desk clean up? After a few days of five minutes a day, you will be able to see the top of your desk and your work life will be less chaotic.
I truly believe that desk cleanliness will lead to heightened effectiveness, efficiency and productiv