Just about every set of company guidelines today has some kind of Clean Desk policy. And clean desks are also a necessity for workplace seat flexibility (hot-desking). The absolute last thing that should be cluttering your desk when you sit down to it for the day are the last person’s budgets or contracts that have no point for you. And when you come in and there are all kinds of papers at the spot where you want to sit, you have no idea whether that spot’s taken, or just untidy. And that can make you pretty mad.
Winter is more than just Christmas and fun in the snow. It’s also a time with lots of flus, colds, and other infectious diseases. The flu virus, for example, revels in winter, so from November to March it experiences an annual comeback in our hemisphere. And as we all know, there’s always that one co-worker who just won’t take an illness as a reason to lie at home in bed. He heads off to work as a loudly groaning hero and passes his infection on among his teammates. How can you defend yourself?