A clear desk is important for work concentrated. Crime and paper mounds have nothing to look for. With the right setting, cleaning can be fun.
If you have a lot of work, you can quickly lose track of your desk. In the worst case, important documents disappear between paper stacks and crumbs. Jörg Reimann explains how the tidying up is fun.
From his point of view the telephone, the monitor, a small pencil box, a clean keyboard and the computer mouse belong to a clear desk – and nothing else.
The right way to go in five steps
1. Start correctly:
The thought “Today I have to clean up my desk” would be the wrong start to the day. For those who begin in this way have no desire before. “Say, I’m making a clean-up today,” Jörg Reimann suggests. So the mood increases, and afterwards there is even a reason to celebrate.
2. Proof photos:
First of all, photos should be taken from the desk and the shelves. When looking at these pictures, a completely different impression comes from one’s own workplace. “Then you can see how the actual situation is real, because you have become accustomed to the situation over the years,” explains the office coaching.
3. Removing the desk:
If you want to save time, you should completely remove the table. This also applies to drawers, baskets, piles, the desk and everything underneath. Then it is: once with the cleaning cloth over wipe.
4. Dispose of free radicals:
“Every process is taken into the hand only once and then decided”, says Reimann. When he has finished, he immediately falls into the rubbish. Even texts, which one wanted to actually read, should be disposed of immediately on this occasion. “From my experience most stacks are already reduced to less than half,” says Jörg Reimann.
5. Sorting documents:
Documents for completed processes belong to the archive in the cabinet or should be scanned. “The trend is clearly the digital storage,” says Reimann. What remains to be done remains. News is sorted into an input basket on the table. And all things to be done later can also be sorted according to different organizational systems.