So this is a blurry picture of my desk and when it is clean and in order I “feel” better about going into my office and actually doing some work. But when it’s dirty and all jacked up I just want to sit around and play video games.
For me environment does effect my level of productivity.
Cluttering up your work area with files, pencil holders, In/Out Baskets, note pads, etc. all fight for space in your consciousness whether you recognize it or not. A clean, organized work area is going to be a necessity if we are to deal with time successfully. “Clutter is death, it leads to thrashing,” reminds Pausch.
A great organizational tool was created by Toyota as a way to make their factories more productive. It’s called the 5S system, and while it was originally designed as a tool to help design and layout manufacturing facilities, some truly great 5S work has been done in the office environment as well.