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Have you ever wondered if the look of your desk has prevented you from receiving a promotion? Maybe, maybe not, yet according to CareerBuilder .ca it could.
You may want to think about tidying up your desk. According to a new national survey, it could cost you a promotion.
- QMI Agency
"CareerBuilder polled more than 230 Canadian hiring managers and found nearly 40% tend to develop negative perceptions about staff with cluttered workspaces because it suggests they are either disorganized or a slob. Three-in-10 employers say they are less likely to promote someone with a chaotic desk.
Of the 420 workers surveyed,
"Workers are being asked to take on more projects as companies function with leaner staffs, which could be resulting in more cluttered workspaces," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of Human Resources at CareerBuilder.
"While chaos on your desk space can indicate a busy workload, it can also imply a lack of organization. The good news is that workers can fix this problem quickly and reverse any negative perceptions of their performance."
Haefner recommends scheduling a weekly clean up time and prioritizing “to do” lists as well as clearing out unnecessary digital clutter such as emails.
Desk look too much like this?
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