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4 Ways Your Desk is Destroying Your Productivity

We’ve all had those days: In the middle of responding to an email, you spot the half-finished report that’s due in half an hour—but you also have a meeting slated to start in five minutes. Oh, and the agenda for that meeting? Buried in the stack of papers on your desk that’s begging to be organized. Once you begin one task, you’re distracted by another, and a few hours down the road, you haven’t really accomplished much of anything.

The culprit? Your desk. If your workspace isn’t optimized, it can actually hurt your productivity. So to make sure you’re performing at your best, check out this infographic for four common ways that your desk can be a hindrance—and how to turn it around.

Home page image of desk courtesy of Shutterstock. Infographic courtesy of OPEN Forum via Visually.