How do you pick an entrepreneur’s desk? It’s the one you can’t see under all the papers, documents, coffee cups and screwed up business plans.
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While entrepreneurs are busy creatures and often consider themselves above a menial task like cleaning their desk, it’s actually worth spending five minutes getting your workstation into proper working order.
The Taskmaster is a stickler for such matters. I have in, out and pending trays, a recycling bin and a rubbish bin near at all times. And I also have a rule that nothing can be left on my desk when I am not sitting behind it.
A clean desk sends an important signal to your staff, to any customers who come into your workplace, and to board members or investors who pop in – you’re organised, you’re focused and you’re on top of things.
Oh, and it also means you can’t lose that all-important receipt, invoice or bank statement.
So take five minutes and get it done – today!