What does it take to operate an effective, productive office?
This was the question recently when we participated in an office effectiveness interview with Thomas P. Farley, career writer for Men's Life Today. The piece was particularly exciting because the interview was syndicated to dozens of television and news sites around the United States. You can check out the short interview here. So what does it take to form a productive, cohesive work space? Here are some quick tips from the piece:
- Think of your desk as prime real estate, clear the clutter.
- Don't squirrel away unnecessary supplies
- Use a desk with (at least) one or two pencil drawers.
- Store infrequently used items in a closet, large container, under your bed, or in a bookcase.
And there's more, including some deeper insight on the no-always-so-bad "in" and "out" baskets and an essential list of supplies to stock. No matter if you are new to the business world or a seasoned pro, we'd like to think you'll pick up some valuable advice Thomas and I put together.
Men's Life Today is an entertaining, grooming, fitness, lifestyle and career site sponsored by Gillette. Members of the editorial team include professionals who've written for Esquire, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness and Playboy.
So, how you do you organize your office? Share your comment below for our readers.
This week and next, when we have time in-between working with organizing clients, we'll be posting more of our interview with Thomas.
Men's Life Today - How to Organize Your Desk, Expert Q & A with John Trosko
What Manners Most - Site of Thomas P. Farley, lifestyle and manners expert