What’s best on your desk? How clutter impacts productivity – Women’s Agenda – August 2014

Senior project manager Polly Bernard surveys her desk. “I’m surrounded by piles of paper, multiple cups, bottles, lots of pens, a talking penguin from Madagascar, empty Tupperware containers and several varieties of hand cream,” she says.

It is safe to say that Bernard’s desk is cluttered, but does this mean she is less productive than her ‘tidy-desked’ colleagues? After all, as the saying goes, “a tidy desk is a tidy mind.”

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