For many businesses, this is the busiest time of the year. But how are you coping with the increased workload? Are you barely making it through the day or ahead with your work?

For many businesses, this is the busiest time of the year. But how are you coping with the increased workload? Are you barely making it through the day or ahead with your work?

While you might have told your colleagues about your impressive and envy-inducing organisation skills on numerous occasions, your desk might say otherwise.

Yes, your desk can say a lot about who you are. And we’re not just talking about the photos and stationery you’ve bought in from home!

Instead, we’re referring to an idea discussed in a recent article by PayScale– how the way you keep your desk gives an insight into how you work.

So, what does your desk say about you and your working style? See if you can recognise yourself in one of the descriptions below…

“Do not disturb”

Your desk is packed with paper and folders, but you know where everything is. According to PayScale, this shows that you strive for organisation, and can be trusted with important documents.

However, you’ve got a lot going on at the moment and your organisational responsibilities have temporarily been put to one side.

When you finally have a few moments to spare, take the time to tidy everything away because it’s a slippery slope from organised mess to cluttered chaos.

“I’m in the zone”

When you work on a task, it has your undivided attention. As a result, your desk is completely clear except for the items you need for your current task.

While your level of organisation helps you feel in control and on top of your work, having a nearly empty desk could give off the impression that you can be a bit inflexible when it comes to your work.

Also, if you haven’t taken the time to personalise your desk a little bit, your colleagues might start to wonder if you intend staying at the company.

“I’m sure that file is here somewhere…”

You don’t really have a system of organisation and your desk shows it – it’s cluttered and you often can’t find the files you need.
While many people find the clutter comforting or a source of creativity, it can give the impression that you’re barely keeping things together. A lack of organisation could also make colleagues assume you’ll miss deadlines.

If you fall into this category, you might want to make “get organised” your New Year’s resolution.

A great way to keep on top of things and have a clutter-free work space is by having a desk that provides clever storage solutions.

See how much smarter you could be working in 2017, check out Kerr’s range of desking systems today.

Sources:
https://www.payscale.com/career-news/2016/12/desk-types-what-your-work-space-reveals-about-your-personality-and-preferences

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