How Messy are Print Buyers’ Desks?
Neatness can also be mandated by corporate policy. Melissa Weber, a senior print buyer for HSBC shared, “Our company requires that we remove all files and project materials from our desks and lock them in our file drawers at the end of each day. This is designed to protect company information in the event of a security breach.”
Printers were more divided, with 50% saying their desks were “somewhat cluttered” and 47% stating “very messy.” Sr. VP of Sales Barry Stinson shared, “Neatniks think my desk is messy and so it appears. But I know where everything is. For me, ‘out of sight’ becomes ‘out of mind’ and that leads to problems.”
Tami Weathers, an account rep at Heritage said, “I would need to amend my answer as this: VERY messy, but hey, I can USUALLY find everything! Messiness doesn’t always mean disorganization; mostly it means I’m busy!”
We want to hear from you: What is the state of your desk—and how does it reflect your level of efficiency?