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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Organizing your desk

Now let's look at how you're going to organize what's on your desk: your stapler, books, open files, family photos, and any knick knacks. In theory, removing as many distracting objects as possible will help you to be more focused. But having at least one family photo may remind you why you're working so hard and to help you feel more connected during the work day.

I personally don't mind having a lot of open books or files on my desk when I'm hard at work. It helps me to find and use materials faster than if I put everything away. In my case, you can tell by looking at my desk if I'm working on a project or "between projects." But if someone was visiting my office, even if I was working on a project, I would put everything ...

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