Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Clean Desk

W.C. Fields had a great comic sketch from the 1935 film “The Man on the Flying Trapeze.” He had an enormous roll top desk that had hundreds of files messily deposited on it. Yet, he could find any document in seconds.

Most of us are not like that. When we get to work in the morning, a huge plus to productivity is a clean desk. In 1933, Ernest Hemingway wrote a short story, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.” Many of us need a place free from clutter. Your productivity will most likely increase when you can focus on the vital projects for today, not distracted by piles of junk everywhere.