Your desk setup can make a big difference.
Having a well-designed “cockpit” is an overlooked secret of some of the most productive people.
From the November 2015 issue of Fast Company:
People with neat offices are more persistent and less frustrated and weary, according to a recent study in Harvard Business Review, which found that a clean desk helps you stick with a task more than one and a half times longer. “While it can be comforting to relax in your mess, a disorganized environment can be a real obstacle,” says Grace Chae, a professor at Fox School of Business at Temple University and coauthor of the study.
For more on the principles and practices for making your desk work for you, and how all of this relates to serving people, see Matt’s book How to Set Up Your Desk:A Guide to Fixing a (Surprisingly) Overlooked Productivity Problem (available on Amazon or WhatsBestNext.com)