Disorganisingly organized

Disorganisingly organized

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“He can find a slip of paper or note in his huge pile of disorganized files and books on his table.”

“He said he would filed them himself and not to touch anything on his home office-table! It’s off-limit to my habitual cleaning sprees.”

These home-makers complained about their husbands’ untidy office table clutters.



It’s better to have ten disorganized players than ten organized runners.- Roberto Baggio

A disorganized workspace means disorganized work habits. A sloppy work environment equals sloppy results.- Larry Winget

Do you agree?

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

7 thoughts on “Disorganisingly organized

  1. One of my favourite subjects 😊 No, I don’t agree entirely, as I came to realise a long time ago that everyone works differently and will still deliver good outcomes regardless how disorganised their office or desk looks. However, the exception to this are key records and confidential work. Such documents (hard copy or electronic) must be secured each day and returned or booked back into the record management system. That being said, if there are those who want to work differently and learn the secrets of being organised, then I will show them how.

    In terms of myself, yes I am organised and I am not good with clutter. However, I am a reformed hoarder. There was a time when you couldn’t walk into my office. There were documents, books and so on piled up everywhere. Then my great friend and mentor Doug gave me article on managing paper (which can be applied to emails and many other work distractions). Essentially, it was understanding that the clutter was a distraction (including in trays and those unrelenting emails), caused a lack of focus and was contributing to my feeling stressed. So I became organised and never looked back. I implemented only dealing with one piece of “paper” at my desk at one time. This also helped me plan my day, week, fortnight and month better re allocating blocks of time towards my work, which ultimately, to this day, has given my to do list more meaning and effectiveness.

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