Desk Discussion – What Your Workspace Says About You

Desk Discussion – What Your Workspace Says About You

May 24, 2017

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Desks, tables or any other flat service in which work gets done on are a very important part of any given workspace. Although they can vary in size, shape, colour their function usually remains the same, however it’s ability to function they way it was intended can vary, based on how organized it is kept.

Whether it’s neat and tidy or has more of an ‘organized chaos’ look, the appearance of your desk is a reflection of your personality. Here’s what your particular desk type might say about you:

Toys

There is a bit of a double standard when it comes to office toys. The stuffed monkeys, bobbleheads, lava lamps and mini basketball nets that often claim the desk space of those in creative fields can amplify that sense of an imagination at work. On the desk of a financial type, however, such toys may indicate a lack of focus (or potential toddlers lurking under the desk). Take your cue from respected peers and your boss. In any case, don’t replicate a toy store unless you have the inventory to back it up. Your desk should say “works well with others,” not that you have more toys than a fifth-grader.

Sticky Notes

If a light breeze would pose a threat to your task organization, it’s time to pull down the sticky notes and start compiling your lists in a way more befitting the 21st century. The problem with paper lists is they quickly become part of the landscape. They put down roots, colonize and quietly clutter your space without your realization, creating an illusion of control for you while projecting a picture of disorganization to others. Digital organization is the answer and calendar alarms will be ever more effective than even the most emphatic “Don’t Forget!!!”

Plants

Want a verdant desktop terrarium or lively fishbowl? Be ready to commit. Optimally, your desk will project professional growth and accomplishment. Healthy greenery or happy active fish can send a positive aesthetic message, but dusty and withering plants and scummy fish tanks with wide-eyed floaters on the surface are visible failures. These desktop squatters have no right to be in your professional workspace. Be realistic about what you can maintain, and maintain it well. (Heather Dugan, salary.com)

At Burovision we offer a multitude of different desk and table options to help you conduct your work effectively, and have many different organizational tools to optimize all of your unique items for the space.



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