The Work Area: Now, take inventory of your entire work area. Note where the files are that you use daily. Can you reach them easily from your chair? What about the files that you need on occasion, are they well organized? Do you have the supplies you need such as paper and folders readily available? Consider the position of your desk and chair. You might try to turn them facing another direction rather than toward passing people. This is one way to minimize interruptions.
Keeping a well -organized work area reflects positively on your professional image. If you find yourself procrastinating or getting distracted easily, it’s time to improve your workspace and filing system.