Work desk practices- Why should you have a clutter-less work desk?

Happy employees make successful companies! Being happy will make them more energetic, concentrated and productive. To create a cool and peaceful working environment, it’s better to start with aligning the work desk. Keeping your desk tidy will provide you with various advantages.

Avoids distraction:

Having an untidy, clumsy work-desk will distract workers’ attention from what they must focus. Place only the essential items on top of the desk. Remove the unnecessary components so that your mind doesn’t wander around. Organizing the desk with the required files and resources at the end of the day, will help you work more efficiently the next day.

Helps you to Plan and organize:

Equipping your desk with Sticky-notes, business cards and to-do list assists you in planning your daily tasks. Always remember that an hour of planning can save ten hours of working. Plan in advance, the previous night and list down your task in the order of priorities. This enables you to perform the highly important jobs first and then concentrate on the second degree tasks.

Good work desk gives you a feel of completion:

Beginning a day with the tasks of the previous day, keeps your mind occupied and pressurizes you with uncompleted work load. This indeed will not let you concentrate on your next set of work set. There comes the benefit of keeping your desk neat and tidy. Lesser the number of components on the table, healthier will be the employee’s thoughts and action.

Raises prominence

Arranging your desk neatly, makes you look punctual, skilled, thorough, and organized. This also helps you stand out from the rest of your co-workers. We lose precious minutes of work every time we go searching for a lost paper/file on a cluttered desk.  Therefore, having an orderly arranged desk can help you be prompt in fetching the required documents on time.

Instills a sense of peace and calmness!

We may assume that we aren’t bothered by the overstuffed file racks or the stacks of paper on desk. However the truth is that constant visual reminders of disorganization drain our cognitive resources and reduce our ability to focus. Research claims that stress and emotional exhaustion causes workers to delay making decisions and to keep more material for all their ongoing tasks within easy reach

Support your work desk with natural lighting!

Apart from having a neat and organized desk, proper lighting is that which adds the finishing touch to your organization’s interior. Light is the most important synchronizing agent for the brain and body. Employees with good light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to the ones with less light exposure in the workplace. A clean desk breeds positivity, encouragement, and opens up endless possibilities for its employees

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