Top 5 rated articles
The best alcoholic fruit cocktail drink recipes ever
Who is your Mr Right?
Rice cakes for lunch? Try these tasty topping ideas
Best new fragrances: Summer 2013
How to deal with arguments in your relationship
How to survive in an open plan office

Keeping your desk tidy in an open plan office

 

 - Keeping your desk tidy in an open plan office
The situation: In an open plan office, everything is shared: the window, the smells, the conversations... and other people's clutter! Be careful not to encroach on your colleagues' spaces with your bits and pieces, and make sure you don't pollute their field of vision with your paperwork/mail/leftover lunch.

The solution: "I tidy my desk every Friday evening before leaving for the weekend", explains advertising manager Emma. "That way, when everyone arrives on Monday morning, the whole area is a lot cleaner and we can start the week in a good mood". And to avoid piles of paperwork obstructing other people's view, apply the following rule: "No more than 5 dossiers on your desk at once", states the consultant. "Any more and you have an organisation problem".

Avoid turning into the cleaner, imposing your tidiness on everyone else and treating papers that are left lying around as bin fodder. "Have respect for individuals - some people need to have all their urgent documents on hand to get their job done. You have to accept diversity: it's one of the strengths of open plan environments!" stresses Frank Bourdeau.




  
  

Women in Focus Editor
24/03/2009
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
The best ideas for New Year's Eve worldwide!50 Of The Truest Ever Quotes About Mums
Christmas 2013: The best gift ideas for menChampagne Cocktail Recipes - best of the bubbly
Latest… 28/05/2016
Women in Focus News
Guides
Videos
Next Time You Compare Yourself To an Instagram Bod, Remember All Is Not As It Seems
What It's Like Tackling Sex As A Victim Of FGM, From A Girl Who Knows All Too Well
All Women in Focus news
Changing your name | How to change your name
Work for yourself - get your small business online
How to deal with redundancy
Registering and voting: everything you need to know
See all Women in Focus guides
Income protection: What if you couldn't work?
See all Women in Focus videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...