Being organized

Today at lunch time, some how or the other the talk turned to being organized. Now I know there’s many ways of putting this, but at the end of the day, fact is some people are a lot more organized than others. Some of us in the office has organized desks and file cabinets and some are simply the messiest you could possibly find. What’s interesting is that its not just state of the desks in the office, its a habit that people confess permeates into other areas of their lives as well. They confess to having messy homes with clothes strewn all over the sofa or the bed. They confess to having messy relationships and messy finances. See any resemblance?

Being organized is a habit, taking it to the level of OCD is something else entirely. I confess I used to be one of these messy people. I would leave clothes on the sofa for days if I could. I would do the laundry but never fold and stow away clothes after wards. I would leave things until the last minute or go into a last minute panic trying to find things or get stuff done.

Now though its a different issue all together. I think I almost developed OCD but caught on to the absurdity of my behavior before it got too bad. I am still far more organized than most I guess though. Below is a picture of my desk which by the way has been voted the most organized and cleanest desk on our floor – here’s a snapshot that speaks a thousand words:

My cubicle is organized into sections. The family corner featuring pictures of my son, my inspiration on low days 🙂 The motivational corner – a collage of quotes, articles, bullet point lists that I find inspirational. And finally the wall showing my current projects, time line, work plans and my most essential official contact numbers.

There’s literally thousands of sites online that suggests millions of ways of being more organized, so I am not going to get into that. However, here’s a question that I want to leave you with – what does your work place/desk say about you and your personality type?

Posted on May 24, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. thanks for sharing your tips, very practical and easy to put into action. Everyone needs organization, but professionals need it most of all… I think it’s really important to understand the organization helps us be more effective – it doesn’t mean that we have OCD qualities or that we are inflexible. Organization actually helps us stay calm because things are more predictable. Then we can be more creative 🙂 I wrote up some of my thoughts on how to get organized, especially around tasks and ideas:


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