If you do the majority of your work at a desk, you’ll know – all too well – the productivity pitfalls of a cluttered workspace. Whilst the days of the in and out tray may be over, no matter what generation you belong to it’s still incredibly easy for the flotsam and jetsam of the working day to become beached upon your working space.
And it’s not just a matter of aesthetics; luxury furniture company OKA have bought together the latest facts and figures on the impact of clutter on our day-to-day lives in this infographic.
The stats tell a clear story: a simple space is a more productive and happier one, and could increase your chances of achieving and prospering at work.
Smart storage solutions are, naturally, very helpful – but for the most part, clearing the clutter comes down to basic processes for organising and refining your workspace for purpose.
It’s a problem that affects many of us. Some 35% are embarrassed by the level of clutter in their home workspace or desk – and it’s a stigma that’ll impact on your standing in the office too. 53% of your colleagues would think negatively of you for letting a mess build up, and even 28% of employers would think twice before promoting a disorganised team member.
How do you keep on top of your workplace clutter? Share your ideas below!