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Marie Kondo’s tips for tidying your work space.
How do you apply the KonMari Method to workplaces?
The first step in the KonMari Method is to imagine your ideal lifestyle, and you can adapt the question to, “What is your ideal work style?”
There are five categories in the KonMari Method — clothing, books, papers, komono and sentimental items — and although clothing is not applicable in the workplace, you should still work through the rest of the categories in this order.
The important question to ask when going through your items is: Does this spark joy? If you feel like “joy” doesn’t resonate, adapt the question and ask yourself if this item will move you toward the direction you want to go in your career.
For people who consider themselves disorganized, what’s your advice for them to tidy their desks and keep it that way?
Designate a spot for each and every item on your desk — even tiny things like paper clips or memo pads need a home to return to! By doing this, you create a structure within your work space. One final tip: Include a file for pending documents that need to be attended to!
Hot Desk at The Office
What is a hot desk? The term “hot desking” is thought to derive from the naval practice of hot racking, where sailors on different shifts share the same bunks.
A spot on a hot desk in our coworking office is a great cost-effective way to get your job done while enjoying all the benefits: 24/7 access, super fast Wi-Fi, coffee & snacks, professional and friendly atmosphere. Choose between daily, five- or ten-day passes or a monthly subscription.
A beautiful quote by Marc Levy, a French novelist.
“Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to used during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank, it’s name is time. Every morning, it credits you 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off at a lost, whatever of this you failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and health. The clock is running. Make the most of today.”