Cluttered desk, cluttered mind

2011

Having a messy desk could be bad for your career. That's the message from a new survey by US-based recruiter, OfficeTeam, who quizzed more than 500 HR managers at companies with 20 or more employees.

They found that more than eight out of 10 (83 per cent) of their sample felt that the appearance of an employee's workspace at least somewhat affects their perception of that person's professionalism.

Just 17 per cent were indifferent to the state of the desks around them.

So remember, file, don't pile. Your job could depend on it.

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