Clean desk: more than just clearing your desk
To all adherents of clean desks: when does a clean desk policy make sense and how should it be implemented?
What is CLEAN DESK?
10% of working time is wasted on searching for materials and documents (Fraunhofer Institute), and around 70 working days a year are squandered with unproductive activities such as managing chaos that never seems to end (Jürgen Kurz). The clean desk principle advocates clear, orderly desktops on which only the absolute necessities can be found.
Why CLEAN DESK?
A clean desk not only saves time, but offers several additional advantages (Martina Heiland, PR Manager at DURABLE). “Chaos distracts workers mentally and may demotivate them.”
For companies practising desk sharing in their offices, a clean desk policy is indispensable. After all, who likes finding an untidy workplace left behind by a colleague – that can only lead to conflicts.
What is the best way to set up the office?
But will so much order not stifle creativity? For creative thinking processes, it is important to have an office that does not look sterile. A personal touch – for example some plants, a favourite picture on the wall or carefully chosen colour highlights – will inspire and motivate staff members.
10 facts: pros and cons of having a clean desk
+ 10% more time for productive work otherwise lost through searching for things (Fraunhofer Institute)
+ Colleagues who share the desk with you always find an orderly desktop
+ Encourages structured thinking (Tiki Küstenmacher, specialised author)
+ Boosts concentration: disorder can have an adverse effect on attention (University of Kiel)
+ Promotes career: messy desks can be career killers (Staples study)
+ Encourages relaxed working: stacks of paper can make you have a guilty conscience (University of Kiel)
+ Professional image: vital especially for visitors
+ No safety hazards from cables lying about
- Looks barren. Our tip: add plants, colours or hang pictures on the wall
- Hinders creativity. Our tip: place inspiring personal objects in a drawer and take them out as needed
The DURABLE CLEAN DESK package
The new monitor mounts from DURABLE leave more free space for work and make it easier to maintain order on the desktop. The innovative holding brackets can be fastened in a space-saving way and adjusted individually either with a desk clamp, bolt-through fixing or a wall mount. And the CAVOLINE® range handles cables and sockets – finally allowing us to say goodbye forever to the days of cable spaghetti under the desk.
Modern organisers such as VARICOLOR® MIX drawer boxes or QUADRO® multi trolleys help to structure the filing system and bring colour into everyday working life.
Overview equipment package
Prod. Code 5083
Monitor mount with arm for 1 screen, desk clamp
A flexible monitor arm with a desk clamp. Easy adjustment of the screen due to internal gas spring.
Prod. Code 8930
TABLET HOLDER TABLE
Premium-quality desktop tablet holder for the professional use of tablets in offices, at reception desks and in sales and exhibition rooms.
Prod. Code 5035
CAVOLINE® BOX S
High-quality cable box made of flame-retardant plastic. With slots for optimized cable routing.
Prod. Code 3381
Waste basket stainless steel round 15/P 165 mm
High quality brushed stainless steel, with 165 mm perforation ring. Capacity: 15 litres. Dimensions (H x Ø): 315 x 260 mm
inclusive Add-on 1
Prod. Code 7625
VARICOLOR® MIX 5
Attractive drawer box with 5 drawers. With coloured grip areas for easy organisation of documents and files.
Prod. Code 5748
MOUSE PAD Ergotop with Gel
Ergonomically shaped mouse pad with integrated gel-filled wrist support.
Prod. Code 5749
Wrist Support with Gel
Gel filled wrist support. Flexible gel filling helps reduce wrist strain and discomfort whilst working on the PC. Material is kind to the skin. Absolutely slip-proof.Size (H x W x D): 25 x 490 x 77 mm
inclusive Add-on 2
Prod. Code 5041
CAVOLINE® CLIP MIX
Set of self-adhesive cable clips for 1, 2, 3 and 4 USB cables.
Prod. Code 5036
CAVOLINE® GRIP TIE
Self-gripping tape for quick arrangement and bundling of cables. With Loop for high tensile strength.
Prod. Code 5033
CAVOLINE® GRIP 30
Self-gripping tape for quick arrangement and bundling of cables Can be cut to length.
Prod. Code 5042
CAVOLINE® CLIP PRO 1
Self-adhesive clip for 1 power cable. Robust quality with large adhesive surface.
Prod. Code 5798
SCREENCLEAN pro kit
Clean and protect all screens including laptop, palm, PDA, plasma, satellite navigation, LCD,LED, mobiles,Ipads and touch screens. A protective film will apply to the screen surface, dramatically reducing static charge and protecting the screen. ...
Prod. Code 4872
The self adhesive infoframe with fold back magnetic cover for documents and notices in A4 format.
Prod. Code 4705
DURAFIX® CLIP 60 mm, bag of 5 pieces
Magnetic clip for notes, reminders etc. Self-adhesive attachment on smooth surfaces.