Do you keep your desk at work clean and uncluttered or are you the type of worker that keeps their desk full of the latest tech gadgets? Apparently, the way we keep our desk says a lot about our personalities and our work styles.
Your desk actually says a lot!
Making an impression on others depends on a lot of factors. The way we dress, keep house, take care of ourselves are some of the things we use to judge one another. So if we are judged by the way we keep our houses, isn’t the way we keep our workplaces telling the same thing?
As a matter of fact, it’s not really different between workers. It seems that 57% of American workers admit to judging co-workers by how clean or how dirty their desks are.
And considering the fact that 90% think that clutter has a negative impact on their work, it’s no surprise that if your workplace is messy, they think that your work is messy too.
The 6 types of workers, according to their desks
The marketing software company Marketo has created this infographic where they explain the 6 types of workers and how their desks is supposed to look like. I honestly don’t know if they are what they claim to be for sure, but it’s always interesting to learn what some researchers can come up with.
So if you’re curious to find out what impression each type of worker gives, check out the infographic below! Here are the 6 categories:
- The Minimalist
- The Hoarder
- The Documentarian
- The Techie
- The Sickie
- The Zen Master
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Unfortunately, we often judge people by the way they look or act, and we are not always accurate or partial in our judgments. We tend to apply what we see to the person who lives or works there, and we fail to take other factors into consideration.
We should always verify our facts before making up our minds about somebody. Everyone knows it’s not fair when people misjudge us, so we should think about that before doing the same thing to others.
On the other hand, there are some clues that don’t lie and red flags should be checked out too. The most important thing is to avoid judging others too quickly.
Over to you
According to this infographic, what type of worker are you? Do you think that we should judge people by their desks? Personally, I’m not sure I believe that the way we keep our desks reflects who we really are, but I’d like to know what you think. Please, feel free to share with us in the comment box below!