Published on February 27th, 2018 | by Sarah Jubb
Messy Desk? What Does It Say About You?
Everyone’s desk is different with some cluttered and messy whereas others will be Spartan and clean. This is understandable though given that everyone has a different personality, but what does your desk say about you?
The appearance of a desk is important as it is formed by how a person works, so for example a more disorganised work space could be a sign of a creative mind or job whereas those who need to focus may choose a more streamlined desk.
This is not set in stone however, and it often purely depends on how someone likes their desk to look of course. But workers should be wary though, with colleagues often judging depending on how a desk looks. In fact 57% of American workers would admit that they judge their co-workers purely on how clean or dirty they keep their work space, with almost half saying that they are actually appalled by how messy a desk can be.
When spending hours upon hours with each other every day, it’s important to make sure that you make the right impression every time!
A Cluttered Desk
The worker who has a cluttered desk often has reams of paperwork stacked alongside catalogues and mail. It could also be intensely colourful and full of treasured knick-knacks or personal effects that help to brighten the space up, but also contribute to the cluttered aura.
These kinds of workers tend to be more open and welcoming to other colleagues, which can often be seen in their personalised desks. They are more at comfort letting their personality shine through, though it can often mean that they are busier due to having less time to clean up.
A Minimal Desk
On the complete opposite spectrum is the minimalist. This is the colleague who has an incredibly Spartan looking desk, likely with only the bare necessities on show. Workers who have clean and tidy spaces can be extroverted or introverted, but they are likely to be disciplined, hard-working and people who thrive on structure and planning.
A Technological Desk
For those working in IT, it may be expected to have more than one monitor on your work space to cope with your workloads. But there are many who enjoy filling their desktop up with the latest technology including laptops, tablets, smartphones, wires and much more.
These workers are likely to be outgoing and friendly along with being curious and eager to experiment with new things. They can also have ideas that may be entirely out of the box, which can be beneficial for businesses.
The Personalised Desk
This desk is, like the name suggests, personalised so that the workers life is clearly shown. From photographs of family and loved ones to a favourite mug to magazines or travel mementos, these desks often become a second home, looking cosy and much loved.
These people are likely to be very open and extroverted, which perhaps is understandable given how happy they are to present their life to be viewed by anyone who sees it. A personalised work space can also increase their happiness and job satisfaction as they can make their desk into a place that they are both comfortable and happy.
Keep Your Desk Supplied
No matter what kind of desk you have, it’s important to make sure that it is fully stocked to allow you to keep working efficiently for longer. Some important items that are useful to keep on your desk could be a stapler or Post-it Notes so that you can quickly jot down ideas or memos as necessary.
On the Post Office Shop we have plenty of items available to brighten up your desk including the CEP Pro Letter tray in glossy white, great to colour co-ordinate your work space as there are plenty of other colours to choose from too. For those who like to bring a bit of fun to their desk, the Penny Post Large Notebook is the perfect purchase to brighten up your note taking.
We’ve got plenty more available on site, so take a look now to furnish your desk to match your personality!