Does a Clean Desk Drive Productivity?
Is a cluttered desk a sign of genius? Or is it a neat desk? Do you have to be organized to be productive? People will argue both sides ... the conversation is as old as the invention of the flat surface. This post takes a fun look at whether a cluttered desk affects your ability to be productive (or not).
Inspired by a post on Zenhabits entitled “Ugly Productivity: 5 Steps to a Distraction-free Workspace", I recently decided to clear my desk of every single item other than my keyboard and mouse. While I’ve never had a problem keeping an orderly desk, I began to wonder how the collection of knick-knacks, framed pictures, and burgeoning pen collection that cluttered my desk affected my ability to work productively.