Are you treating your workspace like a college dorm room? (written by Career Expert, Pete Leibman)

Does your desk look like this?

  Walk into any CEO’s office and look at their desk, and you will almost always find a workspace that is neat, organized and free of clutter.There are a lot of factors that go into getting to the C-level.  Among them are being professional at all times and being well-organized and highly productive.

However, many lower-level employees, especially those just out of college, treat their workspace like a dorm room!  What impression do you think you are giving your colleagues and your boss if it looks like a tornado attacked your desk?

 When I worked in management for the Washington Wizards, I had an employee whose workspace looked like a garbage dump.   His cubicle was full of trash, leftover food, and unorganized stacks of papers and folders.  Not surprisingly, his performance was less than stellar; it’s hard to be efficient if it takes you 15 minutes to find your stapler!

By keeping your workspace neat, you will appear to have everything under control (even if you really don’t!), and you will also be more productive because you will have taken the time to assign a place for all of your “stuff.”  There is also a calming feeling when you are surrounded by neatness.

If you want to impress your boss and advance your career, you must dress your DESK for success!

Thanks for reading!

-Pete Leibman

President of Idealize Enterprises, LLC

College Speaker and Career Expert for Gen Y

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